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Ice Age Fossils Found During Los Angeles Subway Exploration 64

Posted by timothy
from the global-warming-has-since-occurred dept.
An anonymous reader writes "During an exploratory dig to extend one of L.A.'s subway lines (yes! Los Angeles actually does have an underground), a host of fossils from the Ice Age were uncovered, including the skull of a sea lion. The dig site is close to the La Brea Tar Pits, where the preserved remains of various plants and animals were discovered in the early 1900s. The La Brea Tar Pit fossils are estimated to be between 11,000-55,000 years old, and the most common animals found were dire wolves."
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Ice Age Fossils Found During Los Angeles Subway Exploration

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  • by GPS Pilot (3683) on Monday March 10, 2014 @03:46AM (#46443653)

    It's an amazing place. They have a large wall covered with dire wolf skulls, just to show off how many dire wolf skeletons have been dug up.

  • by mendax (114116) on Monday March 10, 2014 @04:37AM (#46443767)

    It's an amazing place. They have a large wall covered with dire wolf skulls, just to show off how many dire wolf skeletons have been dug up.

    It is an amazing place and easy to get to without a car. They also have either a woolly mammoth, a mastodon, or both on display, or did the last time I was there. The museum is evidence that the Los Angeles area was a kind of Garden of Eden during the last Ice Age. Of course, every Eden has to have its serpent to spoil it. In that place, the serpent was the saber-toothed lion.

    And while you're there, the county art museum is next door if you like that kind of thing.

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