The La Brea Tar Pits: A Field Trip & Self-Study Guide; Understanding the Past & Critical Thinking
A review of the theories surrounding the deposit of animal carcasses in the tar pits, including the fluvial transport theory adopted by some Creationists (i.e.: deposit by flood waters). According to the traditional view, the La Brea Tar Pits were pools of entrapment for unwary animals. This view fails to account for a variety of anomalies, including the disarticulation and intermingling of skeletal parts, the lack of teeth marks on herbivore bones, the absence of soft tissues, the inverse ratio of carnivores to herbivores, the numerical superiority of water beetles among insect species, and water saturation of wood debris. An alternative theory assuming a catastrophic flood is a better explanation of the data. This theory can apply to other late Pleistocene fossil sites, where similar anomalies occur. Fossil deposition by catastrophic flood seems to be global in scope. These considerations provide strong confirmation for the young Earth-Flood model of geologic history.
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Jang, Allen W. and Weston, William S., "The La Brea Tar Pits: A Field Trip & Self-Study Guide; Understanding the Past & Critical Thinking" (2006). Alumni Books. 62.