Construction Site Unearths Fossil Treasure Trove in Silicon Valley

July 7, 2014 5:11 PM

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Construction Site Unearths Fossil Treasure Trove in Silicon Valley

Construction workers building a 220-foot-high dam at Calaveras Reservoir have unearthed a prehistoric treasure trove, revealing what Silicon Valley might have looked like some 20 million years ago.

Over 500 marine fossil specimens have been uncovered at the Calaveras Dam replacement project in Fremont, Cali. as of Monday, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Among them are teeth of an extinct hippopotamus-like creature called a Desmostylus, clams, barnacles and the giant teeth from a 40-foot-lo...

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