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  News from the Gray Fossil Site & Museum

An award hangs on the wall beside a museum exhibit.

Tennessee Association of Museums Honors Gray Fossil Site Students and Staff

The 2022 conference of the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) was held in March. Several Gray Fossil Site students and staff were present at the conference and were honored to be the recipients of two awards.

Two volunteers wash screens of sediment in water.

Call for Volunteers at the Gray Fossil Site!

This summer, paleontologists at the Gray Fossil Site & Museum are going to be busy with the tasks of excavating and preserving fossils, and they’re looking for volunteers to help out!


Over the last 20 years, dozens of extinct animal species have been identified from the five-million-year-old ecosystem of the Gray Fossil Site in Gray, TN, including famous large mammals like tapirs, rhinos, and mastodons. But in recent years, researchers have been uncovering more information about the small mammals of the site.