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Elizabeth Lee for VOA – WNN EarthWATCH

LaBrea Tar Pits excavations

An ancient tar pits discovery made in 1913 in Los Angeles County, California (U.S,) has revealed life on planet earth 10,000 to 46,000 years ago. Since 2008 over 5.5 million items have been discovered including “Zed,” a Columbian mammoth who still had 80 percent of his skeleton intact. Gathering clues in the tracking and documentation of climate change are an integral part of the work to preserve the fossils which are housed at the George C. Page Museum in Los Angeles. Image: John D. Hackensacker/Wikipedia

(WNN/VOA) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Creatures such as saber tooth cats once lived in what is now the second largest city in the United States.  Their ancient remains are still being found at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California, 100 years after scientists first began their excavations. Scientists are now examining some of these fossils for clues about climate change.

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Creatures such as saber tooth cats once lived in what is now the second largest city in the United States. Their ancient remains are still being found at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California, 100 years after scientists first began their excavations. As Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles, scientists are now examining some of these fossils for clues about climate change. This 2:28 min video is an October 28, 2013 VOA news production release.
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