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Dr. Theodore Downs studies newly-discovered bones
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Goldwater, Jeff
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Pictured is Dr. Theodore Downs, curator at the Los Angeles County Museum holding the bones of an imperial mammoth from the late Pleistocene period. The 15,000-year-old bones, including part of a skull, a palate and two tusks, were unearthed by construction workers while doing excavation work for an industrial development for the Radioplane Division of Northrop Aviation Corp. Photograph dated October 19, 1961.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Animal remains (Archaeology)--California--San Fernando Valley
Bones--California--San Fernando Valley
Fossils--California--San Fernando Valley
Mammoths--California--San Fernando Valley
Museum curators--California--San Fernando Valley
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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