Tuesday, March 10, 2009
You may have read in early February that excavation for the new $68 million Thomas Jefferson School of Law building uncovered the 500,000-year-old fossil of a Columbian mammoth. Then came the discovery 10 days ago of the 600,000-year-old remains of a baleen whale.
Today, a report comes that paleontologists have found the remains of a 600,000-year-old giant sloth at the same location (which raises an interesting question: What drew a whale, a giant sloth and a mammoth to the site of a law school? If they were seeking a career change, it turned out badly for them).
When completed, this will certainly give the new law school building some unexpected and very interesting history.
Hat tip to the ABA Journal Blog.
I am the scholarship dude.