History Moments

Air Date: 04/01/2018

Remains of mammoths and mastodons have been found in all 93 of nebraska’s counties, but the most famous was discovered in lincoln county in 1922. Nicknamed Archie, the world’s largest Columbian mammoth skeleton is on display at the University of Nebraska State Museum. It stands over fifteen and a half feet tall. Archie roamed Nebraska during the ice age between two million and ten thousand years ago, along with rhinoceros, camels, bison and saber-toothed cats. In 1967, mammoths became the state fossil, and in 1998 a life-size bronze statue of Archie was installed on the plaza outside Morrill Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s city campus…marking the site of Archie's final resting place.