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Meganne Macias works on the giant pelvis of "Zed," a Colombian mammoth fossil discovered 80 percent complete, in the laboratory at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits in 2009. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Reopened Site Presents Another Look At The Past At La Brea Tar Pits

For the first time in six years, Pit 91 is back in business at the La Brea Tar Pits.

CBS Los Angeles–06/20/2014

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LA Subway Dig Uncovers Prehistoric Artifacts

Scientists have long known that years before hipsters and tourists were trekking along Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile dinosaurs were doing so.

03/15/2014

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Scientists Dig For Fossils In LA A Century Later

Scientists are still digging for Ice Age fossils in the heart of Los Angeles after a century of discoveries. So much has been uncovered from the La Brea Tar Pits that crews have a backlog of bones to clean and sort through.

10/27/2013

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‘Dinosaur Hall’ To Open July 16 At Natural History Museum

One of the world’s largest dinosaur exhibits is opening at the Natural History Museum.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/07/2011

Meganne Macias works on the giant pelvis of "Zed," a Colombian mammoth fossil discovered 80 percent complete, in the laboratory at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits in 2009. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists Search La Brea Tar Pits For Ice Age Fossils

With a dental pick in hand, Karin Rice delicately scraped off a clump of asphalt from a pelvic bone belonging to a horse that roamed Los Angeles tens of thousands of years ago.

03/09/2011

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