The Los Angeles Metro reports finding lots of fossils as it digs 65 feet into ground in preparation for construction of a new Purple Line. Among the finds: clams, sand dollars and parts of the cone and seeds for digger pine trees.
It’s not surprising. Crews are digging in the La Brea Tar Pits, in which Ice Age creatures were prone to get stuck.
“We expect that we’re going to find large deposits of late Ice Age vertebrate remains, so across the street at La Brea Tar Pits we have hundreds of thousands of fossils and we find the remains of saber-tooth cats, dire wolves, horses, bears,” paleontologist Aisling Farrell told KABC in Los Angeles.