Eons: Mysteries of Deep Time
Eons: Mysteries of Deep Time
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The Only Human In The La Brea Tar Pits
16 minutes Posted Mar 14, 2022 at 1:00 am.
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While the famous La Brea Tar Pits are well-known for charismatic Ice Age megafauna, like sabertooth cats and dire wolves, a lesser-known discovery from the Pits is the partial skeleton of a human woman. In this episode, we walk through what the Tar Pits can tell us about the ecosystem of Los Angeles over the last 50,000 years and why La Brea Woman remains such a mystery.

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