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Ice-Age Fossils Unearthed At Construction Site In California 44

An anonymous reader writes: Constructions workers in Carlsbad, CA. have recently discovered Ice Age mammoth and prehistoric bison fossils during an excavation. The fossils were taken to the San Diego Museum of Natural History for examination and storage. "The bison fossil, which includes a skull and partial skeleton, is the most unusual and probably the most complete of the larger animals found at the project site. These are big animals, much larger than modern plains bison," said curator of paleontology at the San Diego Museum of Natural History, Tom Deméré.
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Ice-Age Fossils Unearthed At Construction Site In California

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  • For California to have had ab uce age

  • Because nobody Rs TFA: This was found in Carlsbad, closer to San Diego than LA -- any chance we can skip the Encino Man jokes? Please?

  • by jklovanc ( 1603149 ) on Sunday September 06, 2015 @11:16PM (#50469979)

    Just what every project manager wants to hear, "Everybody go home we found some bones. We'll call you when you can come back".

    • Just what every project manager wants to hear, "Everybody go home we found some bones. We'll call you when you can come back".

      Don't worry - NCIS Los Angeles is on the case. They almost always figure everything out within 44 minutes. But there will probably be some explosions, so watch yourself.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Tomorrow's news: "Carlsbad project manager who reported fossils fired for delaying project."

    • Just what every project manager wants to hear, "Everybody go home we found some bones. We'll call you when you can come back".

      ''Take your time, this is kind of cool,'' said John Suster, Cornerstone's project superintendent after his team notified him of the find.

      ''It's a perfect example of how a mass grading operation can still be sensitive to historical and paleontological concerns. We stop everything or go grade another area on the site,' 'said Cornerstone CEO, Ure Kretowicz, who was apparently excited his company found the fossils at the project site.

      • This is a rather different project [activerain.com]. It is 636 condos, with some affordable housing and low-income apartments on 156-acres. They have plenty of room to work elsewhere while the paleontologists do their work. Most projects do not have that luxury.

  • If they found an acorn, they better stay away from a safe distance. There's probably a prehistoric squirrel or something nearby and believe me, he's trouble.

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