Was an ancient man found preserved in tar pit?

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Was an ancient man found preserved in tar pit?
« on: 27/01/2012 20:05:26 »
G'day, I heard that decades ago a man was found preserved in an ancient tar pit. Where can I find out more about him?
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Re: Ancient Man Preserved in Tar Pit
« Reply #1 on: 27/01/2012 20:48:24 »
sure it wasn't in a bog ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bog_body

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Re: Ancient Man Preserved in Tar Pit
« Reply #2 on: 27/01/2012 22:40:34 »

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Re: Was an ancient man found preserved in tar pit?
« Reply #3 on: 28/01/2012 12:29:27 »
G'day, I heard that decades ago a man was found preserved in an ancient tar pit. Where can I find out more about him?
There was actually one human found in the La Brea tar pits in California.

Which happens to be a WOMAN!!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Brea_Woman

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Re: Was an ancient man found preserved in tar pit?
« Reply #4 on: 28/01/2012 14:30:54 »
Perhaps you are referring to Piltdown Man.
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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Re: Was an ancient man found preserved in tar pit?
« Reply #5 on: 30/01/2012 12:19:00 »
In 1951, there was a man who chased a dog into the tar pits.
Narrowly escaping being preserved for posterity himself!!!

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search/controller/view/examiner-m1927.html
http://dotsx.usc.edu/newsblog/index.php/main/comments/la_weekly_features_1951_la_brea_tar_pit_photo_from_digital_archive/

He doesn't look particularly comfortable.   [:0]