TOUR OF LAMB SPRING ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRESERVE
Sterling Ranch residents are invited to an exclusive tour of the Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve to learn more about what species inhabited our area long, long ago! This tour is geared for ages 8 and up. This event will be hosted entirely outside! Please dress accordingly for the weather and bring a water bottle!
About Lamb Spring:
In the outskirts of Littleton, Colorado where the Lamb Spring site was discovered by Mr. Charles Lamb in 1960 while digging a stock pond at the site of a natural spring. He found several large bones that were identified by geologists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the remains of mammoth, horse, camel and bison. Dr. Waldo Wedel (Smithsonian Institution archeologist) and Dr. Glenn Scott (USGS geologist) then excavated the site in 1961 and 1962. They found the bones of at least five mammoths, one of which was radiocarbon dated as slightly older than 13,000 years, suggesting that the animals visited the spring at the end of the last Ice Age.
Event Safety Guidelines:
RSVP’s are required for all event participants. MAX group size is 30 people.
Face coverings are required during the tour.
Please keep a safe distance from others outside of your party during the tour.