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The Wray Museum roots out from the discovery of Robert Jones, who was digging an irrigation system south of Laird in 1972 when it happened. To his surprise, he was able to discover thousands of bones.*Following the discovery, the Smithsonian Institute excavated the site from 1973 to 1975 under the leadership of Dr. Dennis Standford and with financial back up from the National Geographic Society.* All in all, 41,000 bison bones, 248 stone artifacts, and thousands of small animal bones and land snails were excavated.*

In the Wray Museum, visitors will get to see part of the actual bone bed gathered from the Jones Miller site as well as artifacts from the other Yuma County archaeological sites. It features a life-sized model of Lance Bohall crafted Bison Antiques. Visitors to the Museum will witness the real sense Bison?s size hunted by the Paleo Indians about 10,000 years ago.*

The Wray Museum features the Riddles From the Past, Resources for the Future exhibit, which provides a background of Archaeology in Colorado.* Using a pictorial review brought together by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the exhibit illustrates the development of Mesa Verde, the Granby site, Chimney Rock, and other Colorado sites.
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