#894, La Brea

A quick detour to the Page Museum at the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles.

The skeletons - not fossils - extracted from the tar at La Brea have a distinctive brown stain to them. I noticed a similar colour on many of the dinosaur casts at the ROM. I don't know if the replicas have been stained to match the look of the original rock, or if it's a colour that was chosen because it looks like what people would expect - but even if it's a coincidence, I thought it was an interesting one.

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