1990-1993: Relatively untouched in the tower for nearly 50 years, the Rancho La Brea fossil collection is reorganized and inventoried by Berkeley graduate student Robert Dundas and a team of undergrads. The mammalian fossils are moved from open wooden bins and trays and placed into metal storage cabinets, then arranged by locality, taxon and skeletal element.

Dundas, now the chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Cal State Fresno, continues to work on – and bring his students to – the Berkeley collections.