Los Angeles Tar Yields Mammoth’s Skeleton

The excavation for a parking garage near the La Brea tar pits here has yielded the site’s first intact mammoth skeleton as well as a trove of other bones that could double the size of the site’s already large collection of fossils from the last ice age.
Researchers from the George C. Page Museum, at the tar pits in Hancock Park, announced the find on Wednesday, although museum excavators have been reporting online about the recently uncovered fossils for several months.

Full story on The New York Times



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