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Mammoth Trap

10 November 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 …

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