Archaeological

Two holes in Tltepec, north of Mexico City, discovered with man-made traps and first woolly mammoths

Two pits at Tltepec, north of Mexico City, were discovered with these mammoth traps.

Two pits at Tltepec, north of Mexico City, were discovered with these mammoth traps.

Archaeologists have discovered man-made traps and woolly mammoths

Experts believe that ancient hunters used torches and sticks to herd these elephant-sized beasts into traps.

Over 800 mammoth bones have been discovered, potentially altering our knowledge of how early people hunted these big and hazardous animals.

Two craters in Tltepec, north of Mexico City, have been discovered

Further traps, according to Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, may be discovered north of Mexico City.

Diego Prieto Hernandez, the institute’s director, believes that this discovery represents a watershed moment in our knowledge of how hunters deal with these big beasts.

The first man-made traps and long-haired mammoths in Mexico

Diego Prieto Hernandez, the institute’s director, believes that this discovery represents a watershed moment in our knowledge of how hunters deal with these big beasts.


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