Ice-Age bison fossil found in North County

Ice-Age bison fossil found in North County

[trib_ndn vid=24818706]SAN DIEGO – Fossil bones of a bison dating back to the Ice Age found in North County are now on display in Balboa Park.

The fossil was found in April during construction in Bonsall of the on-ramp at the Interstate 15 and State Route 76 interchange.

“It’s very exciting in that this is the first time we’ve found this kind of fossil in our region,” said Tom Demere, curator at the San Diego Natural History Museum where the fossils are on display.

bison fossils“We knew from our studies before-hand that there may be some finds there so we had a paleontological monitor from the San Diego Natural History Museum,” said Laurie Berman, Caltrans district director.  “What they found was quite a bit more than what they were expecting.”

Preliminary evidence suggests the fossil is around 200,000 years old.  It’s believed the bison carcass was scavenged since some of the…

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