Nebraska Authors

Michael Voorhies

AKA: Mike

Born 1941

Professor Emeritus of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A distinguished American Vertebrate Paleontologist, Voorhies has spent his entire career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is best known for having discovered, researched and eventually developed the Ashfall Fossil Beds site in northeast Nebraska, now Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park and a National Natural Landmark site.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction





Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Henry Fonda Award from Nebraska Tourism Commission, 2013
Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



The Cellars of Time : Paleontology and Archaeology in Nebraska. 1994.
Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park and National Natural Landmark : Present View of an Ancient Past; a Cooperative Project of the University of Nebraska State Museum and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. 2015.

Numerous publications in professional journals

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