Thursday, February 7, 2008

La Brea Tar Pits

I saw them when I was a kid...and now and then in visits to the Museums...all my life...and it's a wonder!...if there was list of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World...this would be on it really makes you wonder.

What happened is there were these tar pools and rain water would settle on the surface and give the illusion of a pond...animals would come to drink...and get trapped in the tar. That's one wonder...and the other is that their bones were preserved in the tar perfectly...tons and tons of them all stuck together...brb...

Southern California seems to have had the climate of Monterey and the Big Sur Coast during the ice age...the tar record goes back 38 thousand years, I think...

And Predators account for ninety per cent of the animals...maybe they were chasing squirrels who were light enough to get across!!

And one female human of about nine thousand years ago...

Man vs. wild on...ones I've seen but there fun to watch again!!


All saber-tooth mammals lived between 33.7 million and 9,000 years ago

unquote...from wiki on sabre tooths...pic too...which is mural at La Brea...
Saber-toothed cats ranged throughout much of the world during the last Ice Age. The sabertooth has been recovered from many sites in both North and South America. The scimitar cat had an even wider distribution. It is known from Africa, Eurasia, and North America. Both the sabertooth and scimitar cat have been recovered in the midwestern U.S.
Both types of saber-toothed cats went extinct approximately 11,500 years ago.


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