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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When do excavations take place at the Gray Fossil Site?
    • Excavations take place from May-August, and sometimes extend into the fall.  For more details contact , the Site Manager.
  • Besides the Gray Fossil Site, are there other ETSU excavations?
    • Yes, excavations also occur in Saltville, Virginia, and last for 2-3 weeks each summer.  For details contact
  • Are there opportunities to travel and learn about paleontological sites in other countries?
  • How does someone become a paleontologist?
    • There is a lot of useful information on the internet about pursuing careers in paleontology.  We recommend this site.


Large red panda skeleton discovered at Gray.  See article.

BBC films Ice discoveries in Saltville.  See article.

Gray Fossil Site exhibit at Museum