New Fossil Discoveries at La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, CA
In the middle of February, officials of the Page Museum formally announced that a huge cache of Ice Age fossil deposits were found at the La Brea Tar pits which could potentially double the museum's Ice Age collection. The La Brea Tar Pits located at 5801 Wilshire Boulevard at Los Angeles actually has the longest ongoing urban paleontological excavation site in the world. The excavation is now a part of the park which also includes the Page Museum which houses the Earth's richest and most important Ice Age fossil collection.
Although, the pit excavations of the new discoveries are still closed off and not viewable, visiting the park is worthwhile. The museum has more that 30 complete skeletons of fossil mammals and birds on display, a working paleontology laboratory and scenes depicting Southern California and North America thousands of years ago.