That God; he’s one fun deity, huh? What a great sense of humor, when he’s not in a smiting type of mood. Or is it smooting? I never know…
Anyways, looky what he hid in Los Angeles!
Now, at least 10,000 years later, visitors in Los Angeles, California, can see the remains of “Zed,” a Columbian mammoth whose nearly intact skeleton is part of what is being described as a key find by archaeologists at Los Angeles’ George C. Page Museum.
Zed was discovered at a construction site in the heart of Los Angeles. An earth mover helping to build an underground parking garage near the L.A. County Museum of Art uncovered the mammoth’s skull, according to project director Christopher Shaw.
“The skull was hit and shaved off … by a scraper,” Shaw told CNN Thursday. “We don’t know just how smashed up it is, but it’s fairly intact because it’s a huge jacket we put it around.”
The mammoth’s fossil was among 16 deposits at the site that archaeologists wrapped, along with the surrounding dirt, in plaster jackets, creating 23 boxes weighing between 5 and 53 tons that were then lifted out intact.
The construction was being monitored by an archaeological consulting firm because the site is so close to the La Brea tar pits — an archeological site that has yielded 100 million bones belonging to 300 species of mammals and birds.
“It’s very exciting for us because each one of these … could be different ages in the past 10,000 to 45,000 years,” Shaw said.
Shaw said both of Zed’s tusks were found intact, which is very rare.
“Previously, we’ve found mammoths but the tusk material was very poorly preserved,” Shaw said. “It’s very exciting to us to have these two complete, beautifully preserved tusks.”
Researchers hope to have the entire skeleton on display by next year.
Shaw said it is unique to have such a major fossil find in the heart of an urban center like Los Angeles.
“Every day we come to work, we’re uncovering things that haven’t seen the light of day for 40,000 years,” he said. “It’s an exciting thing that we’re doing just that.”
WOW- cool, huh?
But wait a minute; how can this be? Didn’t God create the earth and all the critters, as well as happy heterosexuals Adam and Eve, just 6000 years ago?
BTW, who performed the marriage ceremony of this lovely couple? What- their children were illegitimate bastards?
And then one of those kiddos murdered the other, only to later go off and get married and raise a family of his own. But if Cain’s parents were the first man and woman, where did Cain’s wife come from?
And a classic “oldie but goodie”: did Adam and Eve have belly buttons?
Maybe the next time Nancy Pelosi gets grilled and scolded by the Pope because of her views on abortion, she can bring the dinosaur and the rest of these questions to His Holiness…