posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 09:43 AM
Originally posted by Another_Nut
Wow . What is the climate there? I think I've heard of some kind of quick fossilizing process but would need to look closer . So now we have frozen
intact and fossilized mammoth?
Off to do some (pardon the pun) digging.
The climate depended on when the fossils were laid down.
There hasn't been a date for the find given,
During the last ice age the area was likely a wetland as the central valley of Ca is one of the flattest places on earth and sits at the base of the
14k foot tall Sierra Nevada mtns, that would have been under a 5000' thick ice sheet.
Large portions of the valley would have been a shallow lake covering hundreds of square miles .
One of the largest fossil beds in north America was found just a few miles south of this new find, while the Madera county landfill was being
A very nice museum was recently completed,