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SIEGSDORF: The Siegsdorf Natural History and Mammoth Museum

  • Robert DargaEmail author
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Part of the Natural History Collections book series (NHC)

Abstract

The Siegsdorf Natural History and Mammoth Museum excels in its local finds, especially the largest, most complete and best preserved mammoth skeleton in Europe. The museum is operated exclusively by the municipality of Siegsdorf. On 650 m2 the exhibition illustrates the formation of the landscape since the last 250 million years in south-east Upper Bavaria and the area of Austria bordering this region. The fossil sites are located within a square of about 70 × 70 km, with Siegsdorf as its central point. All the displayed fossils and rocks were discovered in this region. The exhibition is divided into four sections: Geology, paleontology, ice age and stone age.

Keywords

Southeast Bavaria Bavarian Alps Geology Paleontology Ice age Woolly mammoth Stone age 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Natural History and Mammoth Museum Siegsdorf (Naturkunde- und Mammut-Museum Siegsdorf)SiegsdorfGermany

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