La Cienega Station Metro Site Reportedly ‘Raining Fossils’
Posted Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 6:55 PM
By Victoria Talbot
Ashley M. Leger, Ph.D. is the Paleontological Field Director at Metro’s excavation sites during the building of the Purple Line Extension, and in her words, the La Cienega station is “raining fossils.”
At a meeting with stakeholders Wednesday evening at City Hall, Leger brought a few samples of those fossils for show-and-tell, including the lower jaw of a Pleistocene Bison with all its teeth, a half of a Mastodon tooth and a toe bone from the largest mammal, a Colombian Mammoth, which she says should not be confused with their smaller cousin, the Wooly Mammoth.
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