Box 12 Oak Leaf

Box 12 Oak Leaf

Mar 17, 2012

This leaf, most likely oak, was found in the hard asphalt of Box 12 last week. It is another example of the excellent preservation of plant material found at the La Brea Tar Pits, having retained its color from when it fell into the asphalt tens of thousands of years ago. Project 23 has even yielded mats of oak leaves, particularly in Box 1, in which we also find the remains of some of the detritivores who used to live in this habitat.

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