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La Brea Tar Pits Celebrate 100 Years Of Discoveries

Have you ever wondered where so many museums get their bones and artifacts? Many of them come from tar pits. The La Brea Tar Pits were first discovered in 1875 and have given scientists the bones of mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and other Ice Age creatures. Millions of years ago, animals who were wandering around, hiding from predators …

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La Brea Tar Pits Celebrates 100 Years of Discovery

The animals paid with their lives, but visitors to the La Brea Tar Pits got in free today to celebrate the 100th anniversary of excavations on the site. The unassuming museum complex on Wilshire Boulevard is considered the only urban-located, Ice Age site that is being actively excavated. Since 1913, scientists have discovered more than five million fossils covering over …

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