Bison Antiquus Occidentalis Skull

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum Program

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum Program

This Bison antiquus occidentalis skull was found in the summer of 1939 during road construction at Denali National Park and Preserve (then known as Mount McKinley National Park). The skull is missing its left horn and numerous reddish-brown dots of ochre can be seen on the surface. Red ochre is a mineral pigment found throughout the world in iron-rich deposits and was commonly used in ancient times for coloring, painting, or dyeing.

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  • Title: Bison Antiquus Occidentalis Skull
  • Subject Keywords: Bison antiquus, skull, Denali National Park & Preserve, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
  • Original Source: Denali National Park & Preserve, DENA 6476
  • Medium: Bone
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