VMNH Ice Age Festival
Members of the NCFC, Ruffin Tucker and grandson, Joseph Zufall attended and presented a mixed collection with emphasis on my Edisto Island Ice Age animals from sloth, camel, glyptodont, horse and deer and manatee and others. They had a large fossil rhino skeleton and a stuffed muskox. Dr. Sarah Smith gave 2 lectures on 13 female Mastadons found in a private pond near Hebron, Indiana. I learned tusks grow in a cone shape. The location may have been a refrigerator for local tribes although no butcher marks were found. There were elders with females and young. They only had a month to do their dig. There were many projects for the younger kids and Appalachian State was there with Dr. Heckert and 8 students. Attendance was 1150.