LA Unearths Mammoth Fossil Stash

Giant cache of Ice Age fossils unearthed from under city park
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2009 8:24 AM CST
LA Unearths Mammoth Fossil Stash
A nearly intact skeleton of a mammoth has been found under Los Angeles' Hancock Park.   (Shutter Stock)

Workers digging up an underground Los Angeles parking garage have unearthed the biggest cache of fossils from the last Ice Age ever discovered, including a nearly intact mammoth skeleton, reports the Los Angeles Times. Researchers have lifted huge chunks of earth from the site adjacent to the La Brea tar pits, and believe the find will give the most complete picture yet of Pleistocene life.

"I knew we would find fossils, but I never expected to find so many deposits," said a salvage archaeologist overseeing the dig. "There was an absolutely remarkable quantity and quality." (More fossil stories.)

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