Fossils await researchers at Page Museum

April 8, 2009 at 7:11 pm in History

fossilcratesIt was earth-shattering news, literally, when, during the digging stage for LACMA’s new underground parking structure, excavators came upon a huge cache of fossils from the Pleistocene age– the last ice age that began 1.8 million years ago and ended 10,000 years ago. Crews found 16 fossil deposits and ended up removing 23 large cubes of earth that now sit in wooden crates (above) outside of the George C. Page Museum at the La Brea tar pits waiting for researchers to sift through and date them. It’s speculated that the findings could double the museum’s current fossil collection, already the world’s largest.

Photo: CP

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