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Help Excavate a Columbian Mammoth

$16,376
204%
Raised toward our $8,000 Goal
68 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 06, at 12:00 PM PDT
Project Owners

Santa Lucia

Rotary Foundation

$1,000

Feb 26, 2018

Grant F.

Miles

$2,175

Feb 01, 2018

Ariel

Shalin

$200

Feb 01, 2018

Fidelity

Charitable Gift Fund

$1,000

Feb 01, 2018

DeeAnn

Emmer

$200

Feb 01, 2018

Susan

Hanks Marcellas

$100

Feb 01, 2018

Salinas Rodeo

Rotary Club Foundation

$750

Feb 01, 2018

R.

Kunysz

$25

Feb 01, 2018

Maureen

Wruck

$100

Feb 01, 2018

Douglas

Brown

$100

Feb 01, 2018

Diane

Cadei

$100

Feb 01, 2018

ConocoPhillips

$50

Feb 01, 2018

Harold

Larson

$300

Feb 01, 2018

Thai

Wood

$500

Jun 12, 2017

Alexandra

Kosmides

$10

May 06, 2017

Kelly

Venci Gonzalez

Undisclosed Amount

May 05, 2017

Col. Christopher

Wicker

$1,000

May 05, 2017

Anonymous

$100

May 04, 2017

Patrick

Donnelly

$1,000

May 04, 2017

John

Dooley

$500

May 04, 2017

Elizabeth

Detrick

$50

May 03, 2017

kelly

bulgatz

$50

May 03, 2017

stephen

thalken

$50

May 03, 2017

Randell

Laczniak

$25

May 03, 2017

John

Day

Undisclosed Amount

May 03, 2017

Lance

Prothro

$100

May 02, 2017

David

Eisenstein

$25

May 02, 2017

Vanessa

Hernandez

$10

May 02, 2017

Mike

Newman

$25

May 02, 2017

DeeAnn

Emmer

$150

May 02, 2017

Carol

Shimer

$50

May 02, 2017

Anonymous

$50

May 02, 2017

Cherie

Garrity

$25

May 02, 2017

Alexandra

Jeto

$25

May 02, 2017

Syndi

Flippin-Dudley

$25

May 02, 2017

Jeff

Detrick

$50

May 02, 2017

Kaiulani

Watson

$100

May 02, 2017

Cheresa

Taing

$10

May 02, 2017

Eric

Rowland

$100

May 01, 2017

AARON

SPECTOR

$50

May 01, 2017

Jennifer

Mercadante

$100

Apr 29, 2017

Richard

Helfrich

$50

Apr 28, 2017

Maria Ines

Rojas

$25

Apr 27, 2017

Anonymous

$1,000

Apr 24, 2017

Monica Milton

In Honor of Malik Milton

Undisclosed Amount

Apr 21, 2017

Lisa Lozon

In Memory of Spot Lozon

$1

Apr 20, 2017

Anonymous

$500

Apr 20, 2017

Raymond

Danser

$10

Apr 15, 2017

Marvin (Nick)

Saines

$50

Apr 13, 2017

Jeanne

Howerton

$50

Apr 10, 2017

Anonymous

$25

Apr 08, 2017

Tanneka

Chew

$10

Apr 08, 2017

Gary and Mara

Lieberman

$500

Apr 06, 2017

Penny

Schultz

$500

Apr 05, 2017

Nanette

Spector

$100

Apr 03, 2017

Matthew McMackin

In Honor of Steve Rowland's teaching

$25

Apr 03, 2017

Katherine

Clinesmith

Undisclosed Amount

Apr 02, 2017

Ernesto, Jenn, and Dane

Moran

$1,000

Apr 02, 2017

Margie Stanger

In Memory of Adam D. Stanger

$500

Apr 02, 2017

Anonymous

$100

Apr 02, 2017

Rachael

Rowland

$50

Apr 02, 2017

Jason & Dawn

Reynoso

$50

Apr 01, 2017

Robert

Kelley

$50

Apr 01, 2017

Kenneth

Emmer

$25

Apr 01, 2017

Elaine

Barzen

$100

Apr 01, 2017

Alina

Shell

$50

Apr 01, 2017

Anonymous

$100

Apr 01, 2017

Bret

Hilby

$500

Apr 01, 2017
Levels
Choose a giving level

$10

Giant Ground Sloth

A contribution at this level will help us buy supplies for this project, such as brushes, trowels, and dental picks.

$25

Ice-Age Camel

Your contribution at this level will assist in purchasing chemical consolidants (we use a product called Paraloid) to stabilize the bone as it is exposed, and the acetone we need to dissolve the Paraloid, as well as plaster of Paris we use to make plaster jackets.

$50

Dire Wolf

Your contribution at this level will go a long way toward supporting our transportation to the excavation site. We pay $115 per day for the use of each UNLV vehicle.

$100

Saber-Tooth Cat

Your contribution at this level will go toward the expense of removing heavy, plaster-jacket-wrapped bones and tusks from the excavation site and transporting them to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. We may need to contract with a company with construction equipment to accomplish this.

$500

Columbian Mammoth

Your very generous contribution at this level will pay for radiocarbon dates (@ $300) and pollen analyses (several hundred dollars) to properly date these fossils and study the environment in which the animal lived. Donors at this level are cordially invited to visit our excavation site and assist in the excavation.

$1,000

Naming-rights level

We invite one generous donor to help us find an appropriate name for this mammoth, as well as to visit the excavation site. Perhaps you would like to name it after one of your children or grandchildren. The chosen name will become the permanent appelation of this mammoth.