Ep 151: The tar pit tar pits



The tar pit tar pits

In the previous episode we talked about where the oil that formed them came from. Today, we talk about the fossils found in them. Located in the middle of a major city, the La Brea Tar Pits have given up fossils as much as 55-thousand years old.

Here’s a link to a 5-minute video that shows how material is processed from the tarpits, including the large bones and microfossils.

Behind the Scenes at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Here’s a link to the Page museum, where fossils and reconstructions from the tarpits are on display.

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum


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