The REACH Museum is proud to feature MCBONES (Mid-Columbia Basin Old Natural Education Sciences) in our rotating exhibit. Discovered in 1999 during quarry operations, the mammoth bones were recognized and excavation was halted. Thanks to the efforts of the archeology department at Central Washington State University and Kamiakin High School students, the site was relocated in 2008. This led to the establishment of the Mid-Columbia Basin Old Natural Education Sciences (MCBONES) Research Center Foundation on the site. This ongoing excavation provides an unparalleled opportunity for students, teachers, scientists, and community volunteers to collaborate in the study of a well-preserved mammoth find in the context of Ice Age flood deposits.

Visit the REACH to learn more about MCBONES and their fascinating discoveries.


For more information about MCBONES, visit their website.