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Surprise Discovery at La Brea Tar Pits Yields 700 New Fossils

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: • References: nytimes & uk.reuters
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. Stats for Parking Lot Excavations Trending: Older & Warm
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