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The Page Museum, housed next to the La Brea Tar Pits, already possesses the world’s largest collection of Ice Age fossils, but a massive find this morning has doubled its holdings.
A nearly-intact mammoth skeleton was discovered in a construction zone that once was a department store parking garage near the La Brea Tar Pits. Researchers believe the mammoth to have died at the age of 40 about 40,000 years ago; over 80% of his skeleton was recovered.
In addition to the mammoth skeleton, hundreds of other bones and fossils from the prehistoric era were recovered at the La Brea Tar Pits site, for a grand total of about 700 specimens.