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    Image of ancient bison bone found during excavation.

    The Ice Age is coming back to the Bay Area — sort of. 

    Officials from the Children’s Natural History Museum in Fremont and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) unveiled on Friday a new display of Ice Age fossils that were found during a January construction project.

    The exhibit, which has its official debuts at 3:30 p.m, will feature fossils that are up to 12,000 years old. They were found when the SFPUC was upgrading two large water transmission lines that cross the Hayward Fault.

    The remains of bison, rabbit, elk, deer and pocket gophers were all found at the site. Many of the pieces are still being researched and studied. 

    "There are only a few places in the San Francisco Bay Area where members of the public can view fossils of this significance," Dan Wade, Program Director at SFPUC, said in a statement.

    To find out more, check out the museum website.  

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