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New Ice Age Fossils Uncovered in Fremont

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Fremont Main Library

2400 Stevenson Blvd

Fremont, CA 94537

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New Ice Age Fossils Uncovered in Fremont - Construction to expand 680 Freeway have uncovered new fossils of Pleistocene Age (Irvingtonian). Caltrans has paleontology moniters that make sure all fossils are recovered during construction. This lecture will go over the early finds of mammoths, mastodons, sabertooth cats, short faced bear, and other megafauna. Exhibits at the Children's Natural History Museum will highlight these fossils as well as the uncovering of 1000 fossils under Wes Gordon's House in Hayward (Irvington Fossils). Wes Gordon and his Boy paleontologists excavated the Sabercat Historical Park site in the 1940's

Learn about the significance of the Irvington Fossils and plans with the Math Science Nucleus and City of Fremont on developing a museum to showcase our megafauna of mammoths, mastodons, sabertooth cats, camels, and sloths that roamed Fremont and rest of the San Francisco Bay area during the Ice Age. Dr. Joyce Blueford will go over the history of the fossils that were found in the Irvington District by the famous Boy Paleontologists during the 1940's. The site is on Osgood and represents one of the richest bone site that describes the animals from "Irvingtonian" throughout North America.

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