Ice Age Giants: Bone, Bone on the Range
Indiana State Museum
More than 13,000 years ago, Fred was just another mastodon going about his business in what’s now Indiana. Things happen, as they do, and Fred ended up dead. Discovered in 1998 by a peat farmer, Fred’s well-preserved bones have advanced our understanding of the massive animals’ evolution.
Now, Fred lives on as a bone mount display at a new exhibit showcasing the megafauna of Indiana’s Pleistocene past. Interactive activities transport visitors to a pre-Hoosier world rich with the tusked giants. Opens Nov. 16.