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Dire Wolf Pelvis

Jan 8, 2015

In Box 14 of Project 23, we have uncovered what appears to be a Canis dirus (dire wolf) pelvis, with all three parts still associated (together). The right and left innominates (hip bones...

A coyote atlas and a dire wolf maxilla in a toothy entanglement

May 12, 2014

As currently exposed in Box 14, this coyote atlas (second neck vertebra) is sitting on top of a dire wolf maxilla (upper jaw) with the dire wolf's canine going right through the space for the...

Glopping in Pit 91 today!

Jan 17, 2014

It's time to glop! We were back in Pit 91 last week to remove the continually seeping liquid asphalt.

Box 14 Bison Level 6

Dec 15, 2013

Work continues on in Box 14, and some of the bison bones in the center of the deposit are in process of removal.  This image shows: a tibia (1) that was removed Saturday, a...

A male turkey tarsometatarsus

Nov 21, 2013

Fresh out of the ground in Box 14, and just in time for Thanksgiving, we found the upper part of a right tarsometatarsus (lower leg bone) of an extinct California turkey, Meleagris...

Juvenile horse mandible

Nov 9, 2013

Now that SVP is over, we are back to digging in Box 14.  One significant discovery from the past couple days is this fragment of a juvenile horse mandible.  We recovered another fragment...

Box 13

May 24, 2013

We opened our 9th Project 23 box last week! This one is part of deposit 13 and is located on the east side of the compound, being shaded by our La Brea Tar Pits Museum canopy. Many large...


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