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December 12, 2017

LA subway crews dig up Ice Age fossils, a ‘dream come true' for paleontologist

Associated Press

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong [enlarge]
A worker operates a backhoe for the Metro Purple Line extension in Los Angeles. Crews alert the on-call paleontologist when they find fossils of rabbits, camels, bison — even a mammoth.

LOS ANGELES — As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by.

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