Concerning animals, David Rosenvall said,
However, I asked him right before that answer.The La Brea Tar Pits are an interesting sample along the western side just north of Baja California where animals in that climate in that area came to drink, got caught, died. So they have this whole array of animal bones there. A couple of animals in there are very unique: camels are found in there, elephants are found in there, all of the animals mentioned in the Book of Mormon are found in the La Brea Tar Pits. Just a little while ago while they were digging the subway in Los Angeles, this is just last November 2016, a big article in the LA Times, Elephant Found in that area, not woolly mammoth, elephant. When we look at animals, we look for the plausibility of the animals in the area.
I did some further research.GT: I have heard of them but I don’t think they date to Book of Mormon times, do they?
As for his mention of the LA Time article:A cursory glance at Wikipedia notes “Among the prehistoric species associated with the La Brea Tar Pits are Pleistocene mammoths, dire wolves, short-faced bears, ground sloths, and the state fossil of California, the saber-toothed cat (Smilodon fatalis).
Only one human has been found, a partial skeleton of the La Brea Woman dated to approximately 10,000 calendar years (~9,000 radiocarbon years) BP, who was 17 to 25 years old at death and found associated with remains of a domestic dog, and so was interpreted to have been ceremonially interred. John C. Merriam of the University of California led much of the early work in identifying species in the early 20th century.
The park is known for producing myriad mammal fossils dating from the last glacial period.” See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Brea_T ... _and_fauna retrieved July 9, 2016.
It seems like a big problem to me.Title of article dated November 30, 2016 is “Remains of ancient elephant unearthed at L.A. subway excavation site” and states “The mammal fossils that were found are at least 10,000 years old and are from the ice age, Sotero said. Further analysis of the teeth will help paleontologists identify what type of ancient elephant it was, Sotero said.” See http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html retrieved on July 9, 2016.