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La Brea fossils
2014-04-11 04:43:36

For the first time, researchers have documented the impact that global climate change had on the evolution of Ice Age-era predators whose remains were discovered in California’s La Brea Tar Pits.

Rare Leafcutter Bee Fossils Reveal Ice Age Environment At The La Brea Tar Pits
2014-04-10 15:44:39

Scientists use micro CT scans and research modern-day bees to understand habitat and climate of Southern California during late Pleistocene

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2010-09-21 13:17:36

A utility company found a trove of animal fossils that dates back over 1 million years at a building site it was working on.

2009-06-06 14:14:25

A former coastal bay near Bakersfield, Calif., is filled with the fossilized remains of marine animals whose species have long gone extinct, scientists say. Scientists from the University of California-Berkeley said the Sharktooth Hill site could be seen as the richest fossil site in the entire world

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2009-02-18 13:42:43

In Los Angeles, scientists are studying the largest known cache of fossils from the ice age.

2008-07-30 21:00:36

LOS ANGELES - The Underwear Affair, an event sponsored by City of Hope in Duarte meant to raise awareness to cancers below the waist, will take place Saturday, with check-in starting at 3 p.m. and the race at 6 p.m. The starting location will be the La Brea Tar Pits, at 5801 Wilshire Blvd.


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Bison antiquus
2012-05-09 11:50:25

Bison antiquus, otherwise known as the antique bison, was the most common large plant-eating mammal in North America for more than ten thousand years. Between 240,000 and 220,000 years ago, during the late Pleistocene era, steppe wisent (Bison priscus) migrated from Siberia and to Alaska, and eventually was replaced in mid North America by Bison latifrons. From this species, the antique bison branched out and existed until around ten thousand years ago. The modern Bison came from this...

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