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(LA Times)   Retired Los Angelenos make career out of volunteering to excavate for fossils at La Brea Tar Pits. Most recent discovery: Cletus the Gap-Toothed Saber-Tooth Tiger   (latimes.com ) divider line
    More: Cool, La Brea Tar Pits, tar pits, Last ice age, aeons, saber-toothed cat, crates, tusks, doublecheck  
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2014-08-09 07:35:39 PM  
Sounds like a good way to spend volunteer time.
 
2014-08-09 09:12:28 PM  
I love the tar pits.  It was always a great field trip destination when I was a kid.
 
2014-08-09 09:20:34 PM  
La Brea...tar pits (TAR PITS)

Dallymo: I love the tar pits.  It was always a great field trip destination when I was a kid.


Yup.
 
2014-08-09 10:38:23 PM  
I had no idea that volunteering at an excavation site was even an option. Very cool.
 
2014-08-09 11:31:41 PM  
A skull, huh? All I found was a weird poem and this white shoe:
static.gamesradar.com
 
2014-08-09 11:41:15 PM  

Paris1127: A skull, huh? All I found was a weird poem and this white shoe:
[static.gamesradar.com image 620x349]


I wanted so badly to like that game.
 
2014-08-10 01:03:45 PM  

MutantMotherMouse: I had no idea that volunteering at an excavation site was even an option. Very cool.


That's how companies get around paying real paleontologists and archaeologists and keeps our wages low.
 
2014-08-10 01:08:37 PM  
Angelenos, subby, not "Los Angelenos."

/ Angelena in exile
 
2014-08-10 01:10:27 PM  

spaten: MutantMotherMouse: I had no idea that volunteering at an excavation site was even an option. Very cool.

That's how companies get around paying real paleontologists and archaeologists and keeps our wages low.


Haven't digs always depended on unpaid volunteer and/or student labor?
 
2014-08-10 02:17:21 PM  

spaten: MutantMotherMouse: I had no idea that volunteering at an excavation site was even an option. Very cool.

That's how companies get around paying real paleontologists and archaeologists and keeps our wages low.


Nogale: spaten: MutantMotherMouse: I had no idea that volunteering at an excavation site was even an option. Very cool.

That's how companies get around paying real paleontologists and archaeologists and keeps our wages low.

Haven't digs always depended on unpaid volunteer and/or student labor?


I suppose I meant that I didn't realize that volunteers were actually handling/identifying fossils. I realize they use free or slave (depending on the country) labor for the heavy lifting and drudgery. I'm sure there's a lot of manual labor before being trusted down with the professionals, but that is way cool.

Sorry spaten for the cut in wages.Your work is essential to our (continued) existence. Seems short-sighted of us to screw y'all over.
 
2014-08-10 03:12:14 PM  
"Could you show me the shortest route to the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Ahn-gel-aize?"

"There are no La Brea Tar Pits in Scotland!"

"I'm displeased, McCrory!"
 
2014-08-10 06:19:55 PM  

spaten: MutantMotherMouse: I had no idea that volunteering at an excavation site was even an option. Very cool.

That's how companies get around paying real paleontologists and archaeologists and keeps our wages low.


I'd file a grievance with your union.
 
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