In late summer 2008, extreme droughty conditions at Big Bone Lick State Park in Boone County, Kentucky resulted in a fortuitous lowering of water within Big Bone Lick Creek, and exposure of a linear bone bed near the base of the stream channel (Figure 1). The bone bed had also been visible in late summer 2007, but heavy rains quickly buried the bone horizon.  Paleontologists and archaeologists from the Cincinnati Museum Center acted quickly during the 2008 episode, and immediately began a systematic program of confinement, mapping, and excavation.  Read entire article (PDF)