Digging Into Western New York's Past
This exhibit will close April 13, 2015 to begin construction for our new interactive Biodiversity exhibit opening in fall 2015!
Science is often about teamwork and many years of dedicated research. Perhaps nowhere better in New York to illustrate this principle is the Hiscock site project that looks at life from the end of the last ice age about 11,000 years ago almost to the present day.
For 29 years the Buffalo Museum of Science supported one of the longest and most detailed studies of Western New York’s recent evolutionary history.
Largely from fragments of bone, plant remains, and stone, scientists have managed to identify key historical changes in climate and animal and plant survival in the region, including evidence of early Paleo-Indian occupation, disease among the now extinct mastodons, and the presence of giant beavers and California condors. If you are interested in how science works, this is the exhibit to see.