25.03.2022 – 19.06.2022
American Heiner – A Mammut is making History

Hardly anyone knows: The Darmstadt mastodon is an American and a sensation in the history of paleontology: in 1801 it was the first mounted skeleton in North America and it was so important that president Thomas Jefferson regarded its excavation as a national matter and even Alexander von Humboldt visited it at the end of his American Journey in 1804.

Via detours the skeleton came to Darmstadt in 1854. It is a Darmstadt citizen for over 150 years, thus being a ‘Heiner’, as the locals call themselves.

 

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