Gray Fossil Site Kingsport, TN
Gray Fossil Site
One of the largest archeological finds in the United States is right near Kingsport, TN and is home to many fossils from animals that called the region home. See the Gray Fossil Site to learn how experts dig for fossils and how such unique bodies are preserved, cleaned and inspected.
Watch as archeologists work around the site near the City of Kingsport and how they focus on identifying fossils in many forms. The work that archeologists perform focuses heavily on analyzing what makes different animals distinct. This includes a review of how animals have changed and what links can be made between today’s creatures and what was found in the past.
Visit the indoor museum to learn about many of the fossils that were found outside the Kingsport, Tennessee. See how the individual fossils that were discovered are identified. Look at fossils that belonged to numerous prehistoric animals including some that are direct ancestors to native animals in the region. The alligator fossils are particularly noteworthy.
Explore the history of the area and how fossils have been formed over the years as you visit this site. Many of the fossils in the region date back to at least four million years in the past.