SAGE Society to present ‘Fossils of the Inland Empire’

Brittney Stoneburg is a vertebrate paleontologist and the collections manager for the Western Science Center, a natural history museum in Hemet. Valley News/Courtesy photo
HEMET – The SAGE Society of Hemet will present “Fossils of the Inland Empire” at the Ramona Room behind Miller-Jones Mortuary Wednesday Feb. 15.The Inland Empire has a long and rich fossil history. Tiny, three-toed horses roamed the hillsides 18 million years ago, while mastodons, mammoths and giant ground sloths lived here during the more recent Ice Age. This presentation will explore the variety of extinct animals that once roamed Hemet and beyond over a span of millions of years – from camels, to tapirs, to strange invertebrates.Brittney Elizabeth Stoneburg is a vertebrate paleontologist and the collections manager for the Western Science Center, a natural history museum in Hemet. She studies extinct mammals and is passionate about all forms of scientific outreach and co
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