LOS ANGELES As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by. When her phone buzzes, she quickly dons a neon vest, hard hat and goggles before climbing deep down into a massive construction site beneath a .When her phone buzzes, she quickly dons a neon vest, hard hat and goggles before climbing deep down into a massive construction site beneath a boulevard east of downtown. Earth movers are diverted, and Leger gets on her hands and knees and gently brushes the dirt from a spot pointed out by a .Since work on one extension began in , workers have routinely turned up fossilized remains of rabbits, camels, bison and other creatures that roamed the region during the last Ice Age. But Paleontologist Ashley Leger says "the big one" uncovered by her team is the intact skull of a juvenile mammoth..Paleontologist Ashley Leger shows the skull of a young Columbian mammoth found at the construction site of the Metro Purple Line extension in Los Angeles. AP . The fossilized remains of creatures that roamed southern California , years ago were discovered by a crew digging for a subway .
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