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Ice Age bison remains found in Fallbrook

 

Last updated 5/16/2013 at Noon

San Diego Natural History Museum fossil preparation technician Nikki Anderson works to clear sediment away from the skull of an Ice Age bison found in Fallbrook.

History has knocked on Fallbrook’s door, and paleontology specialists are working diligently to interpret the message.

Caltrans and the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) announced May 10 that fossilized remains of an Ice Age bison were found April 10 during grading work conducted as part of the construction of the new Interstate 15/ State Route 76 interchange in Fallbrook.

The museum’s curator of paleontology, Tom Demere, PhD, compared the paleontological site to a CSI crime scene, “The spine bones were found in one spot and the skull in another.” He surmised that “the bi...



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