Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ice Age Fossils Discovered in L.A.

The bones are 10,000 to 40,000 years old and were found in the vicinity of the La Brea Tar Pits on Wilshire Blvd at a pre-historic watering hole.

Scientists are studying a huge cache of Ice Age fossil deposits recovered near the famous La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of the nation's second-largest city.

Among the finds is a near-intact mammoth skeleton, a skull of an American lion and bones of saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, bison, horses, ground sloths and other mammals.

Researchers discovered 16 fossil deposits under an old parking lot next to the tar pits in 2006 and began sifting through them last summer. The mammoth remains, including 10-foot-long tusks, were in an ancient riverbed near the fossil cache.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That old fossil definitely needs SUPPORT ! Don