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The Wenas Columbian Mammoth and Bison Antiquus Bones are Coming Home! Central WA University conducted summer field schools from 2005 – 2010. Since that time the Wenas Mammoth and Bison Antiquus bones have been at CWU’s Lab for research, under the direction of Professor Lubinski. The agreement with the land owners (Bronwyn and Doug Mayo), the Wenas Mammoth Foundation and CWU, was that when the research has been completed on the bones, they will be returned to Selah, WA. It was important to the Mayos that the bones would be returned for continued educational opportunities and public viewing. Professor Lubinski has completed the research on the Bison Antiquus, and those bones have been returned. He has also completed research and returned the mammoth’s atlas vertebrae and thoracic 2 vertebrae. Lynn Bethke, Collections Manager at CWU’s Museum of Culture and Environment, constructed boxes so the bones could be safely transported. The next two bones, the femur and humerus, should be returned soon. The WMF is very grateful for CWU and Professor Lubinski for their support of this project.