Linda Cayot

Jun. 29, 2012

Bidding Farewell to Lonesome George

He never spoke, but affected many. We’ll look back on the life of the Galapagos icon Lonesome George.

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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