On the UF Faculty since 1977, Dr. MacFadden is currently a distinguished professor at the Florida Museum. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in geology from Columbia University, with a specialization in paleontology.
This talk will feature the kinds of native mammals that lived in Florida during the Ice Ages and then became extinct about 10,000 years ago. Florida is home to a rich fossil record based on more than 1,000 localities and sites throughout the state. These included mammoths, mastodons, horses, saber-toothed cats and the like. We will also discuss what it is like to go on a fossil dig in Florida and why these native mammals are no longer with us.