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Box 14 Level 7

Jun 11, 2015

Right now in Box 14, in what is left of level 7, we are mainly finding plant, coyote, dire wolf, and bird bones (along with hundreds of microfossils). The larger bones in this photo are...

Woodpecker research

Mar 12, 2015

Did you know that woodpeckers (Family Picidae) have been recovered from La Brea Tar Pits? Ornithology curator Dr. Kenneth Campbell and Dr. Zbigniew Bochenski from the Polish Academy of Sciences...

Owl Phalanx

Feb 9, 2015

This small phalanx (toe bone) recently found in Box 14 of Project 23 is from a predatory bird that we don't find here as often as we do others—...

Small Aves Furcula

Nov 25, 2014

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving with this small bird wishbone (furcula) recently found in Box 14!

Box 14 Large Bird Premaxilla

Nov 6, 2014

A large bird premaxilla (beak part) was found in Box 14 this morning! It's yet to be identified. We have been finding many birds in Box 14. They range in size from small passerines (perching...

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...

Teratorn Beak

Mar 9, 2014

An exciting large bird skull element was found in Box 14 recently!  This is Project 23’s first beak from the extinct predatory bird Teratornis merriami.  With a wingspan...


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