Prehistoric History of Edmond

Prehistoric Oklahoma climate, moderated by the Ice Age, was
milder and wetter than it is today. This climate attracted mammoths,
giant bison, horses and camels, as well as, occupation by primitive
human groups. Oklahoma’s earliest people were wandering families of
big-game hunters who sought the mammoth and other creatures for food
and hides. Today only archeological remains are left of these people
and include bows, arrows and implements of agriculture and pottery.

official state rock is the red sandstone barite “rose rock”,
known by this name due to the reddish-brown color and similarity of
its crystal growth to a rose. Rose rocks were created about 250 million
years ago.

Sam Noble Museum South Rotunda Bronze Mammoth Sculpture, Norman Oklahoma