Toronto Chapter - Shirley's Box: The Highgate Mastodon Story

  • May 15, 2019
  • 7:30 PM
  • 19 Russell Street, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, St. George Campus, 2nd Floor Boardroom, Rm. 246

Speaker: Peter Russell, Curator Emeritus, Earth Sciences Museum, University of Waterloo

Topic: Shirley's Box: The Highgate Mastodon Story

All museums have wonderful donations from time to time. Some donations come with a label detailing their provenance, which may amount to a couple of lines or which may open the way to a fascinating history.

Shirley’s Box, started as a simple box of fossils, which turned into a wonderful story, which can inform us about the pre-history of Ontario. No, we didn’t have dinosaurs roaming here but we did have giants of the ice age, mammoths, mastodons, giant beaver and more.


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