Paleontology is a historical science focused on explaining life on earth. The study of fossils can help us answer the question of where we came from.
How the La Brea Tar Pits Work
A sculpted mammoth shows visitors to the La Brea Tar Pits what these ancient animals might have looked like, but the pits themselves have looked the same for thousands of years. How did they form, and what discoveries lie beneath the sticky surface?