More than 100 skulls, 48 lower jaws and a variety of isolated bones were uncovered. In addition to the odd, horse-like bones, the Smithsonian also discovered bones from several other animals including beaver, otter, mastodon, frog, rabbit, turtle, birds and fish.
During the summers of 1932 and 1933, the Smithsonian did not do any work in Hagerman; however, the final expedition was made in the summer of 1934 under the leadership of Dr. C.L. Ganzin. Just as in past summers, a ton of ancient material was gathered at the horse quarry, and Ganzin published a major paper on the horse, based on the large sample from the quarry. Elmer Cook also did work for the Smithsonian during their excavations at the Hagerman Horse Quarry and continued to collect specimens even after 1934. In recognition of his many contributions, Ganzin named the newly discovered horse-like creature after him. Ganzin chose to do this because Cook was instrumental in bringing the fossils he found to the attention of the scientific community.
America's first horse
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