The Caldecott Construction leads to the discovery of fossils from millions of years ago | 511 Contra Costa

The Caldecott Construction leads to the discovery of fossils from millions of years ago

According to mercurynews.com, fossil hunter Joshua Wyatt recently found the imprint of an avocado tree leaf- about 10 million years old- preserved in smooth rock like leaves flattened between layers of wax paper. The excavation of the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel has opened a door for paleontologists to search for fossils expected to give clues to old life-forms and climate change in the Bay Area. Private paleontologists hired by Caltrans already have found a tooth, likely a remnant of a camel, and dozens of remains of fish scales, plants and other bone bits. Read more about this, Mercurynews.com.
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