Paleontology Sites


White Sea
Burgess Shale
Mazon Creek
Hell Creek
Green River
La Brea Tar Pits

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UC Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology, La Brea Tar Pits
La Brea Tar Pits Photos Tour

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Paleontology Sites

La Brea Tar Pits

Located in the Salt Creek Oilfields of Los Angeles, California, the La Brea Tar Pits dates to the Quaternary Period, Pleistocene Epoch (8,000-40,000 years ago). Filled with tar and asphalt, the La Brea Tar Pits proved to be an unforgiving hell trap for Quaternary organisms, providing more than one million bones and fossils.

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