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Archaeologists visit the location in Tultepec, Mexico, where they discovered the bones of mammoths.


Edith Camacho, INAH.

Anthropologists have actually revealed the bones of a minimum of 14 wooly mammoths in an excavated pit in the city of Tultepec in Mexico. They think the remains indicate the first-ever discovery of human-made massive traps, which would’ve been utilized to hunt the enormous animals 15,000 years earlier.

Scientists from Mexico’s National Institute of Sociology and History discovered that a few of the bones bore indications revealing the animals had actually been hunted. The pit appears to have actually been made in the bottom of a then-receded lake where abnormal 90- degree cuts are still obvious, a sharp drop towards which hunters are believed to have actually driven the monsters.

“[The discovery] represents a turning point, an example on what previously we pictured was the interaction of hunter-gatherer bands with these huge herbivores,” INAH National Archeology Planner Pedro Francisco Sánchez stated in a release Wednesday

Scientists have actually operated at the website, near where President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s federal government is developing a brand-new airport for Mexico City, for nearly 10 months, recuperating 824 bones in the roughy 26- feet-deep pit.

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Bone stays of the Tultepec mammoths.


Luis Córdoba Barradas, INAH.