Fossils Unearthed During Metro Purple Line Construction

Excavation crews working on the Purple Line subway extension at Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles have unearthed a pair of fossils from the Ice Age, marking the second time the project has led to the discovery of ancient remains, Metro officials said Wednesday.

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Cogstone workers place an ancient elephant bone in a plaster cast to safely remove it from the Wilshire/La Brea subway station excavation.
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The Ice Age camel bone measures approximately 20 inches.
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The Ice Age femur bone, most likely from a mastodon or mammoth, measures approximately 36 inches in length.
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