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Vast Cache Of Ice-age Fossils Uncovered At La Brea Tar Pits In Los Angeles

by Pat Coate | February 21, 2009

Los Angeles, California, USA - The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, part of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County family of museums, has announced an endeavor of discovery and research so enormous that it could potentially rewrite the scientific account of the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits and their surrounding area -- one of the richest sources of life in the last Ice Age, approximately 40,000 to 10,000 years ago.

Project 23: New Discoveries at Rancho La Brea, undertaken in the heart of urban Los Angeles, has to date uncovered over 700 measured specimens including a large pre-historic American Lion skull, lion bones, dire wolves, saber-toothed cats, juvenile horse and bison, teratorn, coyotes, lynx, and ground sloths.

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