Local

Paleontologists uncover hundreds of fossils near Beverly Hills

Fossils excavated during the Metro Purple Line Extension project come from long-extinct mammals like mammoths, sabre-tooth cats and giant ground sloths
Fossils excavated during the Metro Purple Line Extension project come from long-extinct mammals like mammoths, sabre-tooth cats and giant ground sloths
Emily Elena Dugdale/KPCC

Listen to story

00:57
Download this story 0.0MB

Just 15 feet below Los Angeles streets like Wilshire and La Cienega is a literal treasure trove of ancient bones.

A team of paleontologists working with the Metro Purple Line Extension project have uncovered hundreds of fossils near Beverly Hills. It's not the first time the project has turned up ancient creatures.

We got a sneak peek at some of the new fossils currently being held at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum.

Read the full story at LAist.com.