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Name: McKittrick Brea Pits
Site Number: #498
Date Visited: 07/19/2015
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: Private Plaque
Location: 56502 Blue Star Memorial Hwy, Fellows, CA 93224
Coordinates35.2964486,-119.6259905
Website: N/A

Description: Located one-eighth mile west of here is an ancient asphaltum seepage in which hundreds of Pleistocene Age (15,000-50,000 years ago) birds and animals were trapped. The site was first explored in 1928 by the University of California – excavation was completed in 1949 by the Los Angeles and Kern County museums.