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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2019 3:08 p.m. PST

…. Has Been Discovered in Mexico.

"Archaeologists working at a site near Mexico City have unearthed a 15,000-year-old trap built by humans to capture mammoths, in what's the first discovery of its kind.

Early settlers of the Mexico Basin subdued giant mammoths by digging out deep, wide trenches and then driving the animals into the pits, according to a press release issued by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). Scientists with INAH worked at these pits for the past 10 months, pulling out over 800 mammoth bones, some of which exhibited signs of hunting and possibly ritualistic rearrangement…"


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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2019 5:33 p.m. PST

Pretty amazing – and puts a new slant on hunter-gatherer!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2019 11:01 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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