Natural History Museum Excavating Fossils Downtown, How Cool is That?

San Diego Natural History Museum staff have been carefully moving a 500,000 year old mammoth fossil found at downtown at the construction site of the new Tomas Jefferson School of Law campus on Park & Island since its discovery on 5 FEB 2009.

I skated by the site last weekend after a tweet from @SDNHM let everyone know that spectators could watch the excavation process from the Park Blvd side.  I checked again on my way to work this morning, and there still appears to be some work left for them to do.  If you’re in the area, take a peep, it’s not every day you get to see paleontologists at work in an urban setting.  While you’re at it, give @SDNHM a follow and learn some interesting facts about the ancient history of San Diego.  It is #followfriday after all.

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I wonder if our new fossil will look this cool when they finish digging it up? Image used under Creative Commons license, via flickr - please click to check out the rest of Steeljam's photostreem

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