Los Angeles's La Brea Tar Pits and Hancock Park (Images of America).
Los Angeles's La Brea Tar Pits and Hancock Park (Images of America). Monsters of Old Los Angeles - The Prehistoric Animals of the La Brea Tar Pits. Death Trap: The Story of the LA Brea Tar Pits (Discovery!) Sharon Elaine Thompson. Fossils from the asphalt provide a detailed picture of life in North America during the closing phases of the last great Ice Age and are now impressively displayed at the George C. Page Museum of LaBrea Discoveries.
Harris, John Michael; Jefferson, George T; Akersten, William .
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I picked this short (50 page) book up at the gift shop at the Page Museum/Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles after a recent visit
I picked this short (50 page) book up at the gift shop at the Page Museum/Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles after a recent visit. Although the museum tops the book, it's not a bad little summary of the history of the area, the science being done there, the museum itself and most importantly, the massive collection of fossils found in the tar pits over the last 100 years. The photos and drawings are generally pretty good and it's a quick and easy read. Dec 29, 2014 Loren rated it it was ok. I'm surprised the authors could such a fascinating place and.
Curator Emeritus, Rancho La Brea. In 1980 he joined the staff at the Natural History Museum as Chief Curator of the Division of Earth Sciences and after 35 years he retired in 2015. Dr. Harris is a Curator Emeritus at Rancho La Brea. He studied geology at the Universities of Leicester, Texas, and Bristol before becoming Director of Paleontology at the National Museums of Kenya in 1971.
La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles
La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt (also called asphaltum, bitumen, pitch, or tar-brea in Spanish) has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. The tar is often covered with dust, leaves, or water. Over many centuries, the tar preserved the bones of trapped animals.
Tar from the La Brea tar pits was used for thousands of years by local native . It was first described by Professor John C. Merriam and his student Chester Stock in 1932. Rancho La Brea: Treasures of the Tar Pits. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Tar from the La Brea tar pits was used for thousands of years by local native Americans, as a glue and as waterproof caulking for baskets and canoes. After the arrival of Westerners, the tar from these pits was mined and used for roofing by the inhabitants of the nearby town of Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles. The bones occasionally found in the tar were first thought to be those of unlucky cattle. Today, it is the California state fossil.
You guide to visiting the La Brea Tar Pits and the George C. Page . Page Museum in Los Angeles, one of the richest sources of Ice Age fossils in the world. Also known as Rancho La Brea, the site provided tar for waterproofing ships and roofs for early Spanish settlers. The name La Brea Tar Pits is redundant, since "la brea" means "the tar" in Spanish. The Observation Pit is a round brick building at the west end of the park, behind LACMA, where a massive block of bones has been partially uncovered, but left in place, so you can see how the deposits all mass together. Interpretive panels help you sort out what kind of bones you can see.
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Coauthors & Alternates.
Coauthors & Alternates. Michael J. Mossinghoff. Learn More at LibraryThing. John M Harris at LibraryThing.