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There are so many things to discover in Freedom’s Frontier!

If looking at things uncovered by archaeologists appeals to you, then you could visit the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. The research collection boasts 1.5 million objects and associated data recovered from archaeological sites worldwide. Research in Archaeology focuses on past cultures of the North American Great Plains, Central and South America, Europe and the Arabian Peninsula. There is also a Museum of Anthropology at KU, which has artifacts from 30 recorded Kansas City Hopewell sites, centered around the junction of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers.

The Museum at Prairie Fire‘s exhibit is Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries. Check out the exhibit soon! It leaves the museum on August 30, 2015.

The Remington Nature Center has an exhibit of rocks and fossils, and a replica of a wooly mammoth. These social creatures lived in the heritage area in prehistoric times. Don’t believe it? Perhaps the mammoth bones — the tusk, femur, humerus, tibia and mammoth teeth — all found in Northwest Missouri, and on display at the Remington Nature Center, will convince you.

Your local museum or historical society may also have collections of artifacts. For a list of Places to See in Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, check our Web page.

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Wooly Mammoth on display at Remington Nature Center in St. Joseph, Missouri

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This entry was posted on August 24, 2015 by in 9 and 99.

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