San Diego fossils

ANCIENT FOSSILS FOUUND AT OTAY CONSTRUCTION ZONE

PREHISTORIC FOSSILS FOUUND AT OTAY CONSTRUCTION ZONE

 

East County News Service

July 2, 2020 (San Diego) -- Al fossil deposit containing skeletal remains of extinct mammals, including camels, oreodonts, rodents, and possibly a large carnivore, was recently unearthed at the State Route 11/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry Project, a joint venture between Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).

The fossils are estimated to be 16 to 28 million years old and provide new insights into the region's geologic history.


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