Mammoth Trap

10 Nov 2019

William sent in the link to www.yahoo.com/news/researchers-didnt-think-humans-attacked-175224059.html ... which concentrates on the fact that scientists, until now, didn't think humans targeted mammoths as a food animal - although among European archaeologists this seems to be a given. At https://phys.org/news/2019-11-huge-trove-mammoth-skeletons-mexico.html ... the focus is on the trap - or what is thought to be a human prepared trap. It contains 800 bones and is situated at Tultepec, just outside Mexico City. The story is also at https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/11/mammoth-skeletons-an... ...

   ... Some of the bones are said to have marks indicating they had been hunted - leading experts to claim this was a mammoth trap rather than a cache of bones washed into the so called trap.

                         

However, over at https://mymodernmet.com/skeleton-sculptures-day-of-the-dead/ ... the Mexican Day of the Dead, equivalent to Halloween, threw up this skeleton climbing out of a tarmac road ...