Fossils Found at Wilshire & Fairfax Could Double Museum's Collection
For the second time this month in Southern California, a large amount mammoth remains have been found. First, it was in San Diego two weeks ago when construction crews were preparing to build a law school in downtown-they found an 8-foot tusk, skull and foot bones from a Columbian mammoth, estimated to be 500,000 years old.
But yesterday, with the official announcement coming this morning in a press conference, was a large discovery of a mammoth nearly intact along with a plethora of fossils including "tree trunks, turtles, snails, clams, millipedes, fish, gophers and even mats of oak leaves," the LA Times reports.
The discoveries come from the Natural History Museum's/Page Museum's informally named Project 23, named after the 23 crates of removed soil from the old May Company site where LACMA plans to build a two story parking garage. It's an expedited process of sorts and they even have a blog. More information will come out later today at a press conference.