Archaeologists have made a unique discovery of the remains of at least 14 copies of the deceased elefantart mammutten.
Found is made in central Mexico and consists of 800 bones.
at the same time, the archaeologists, that for the first time ever have found a mammutfælde.
The need for over 14,000 years ago have been used by people to capture the huge herbivorous animals.
- This is the largest fund of its kind, writes Mexico's national institute of history and anthropology in a press release.
Found by mammutresterne was made in Tultepec near the place where the mexican government is building an airport for Mexico City.
in Certain places, bar the bones, signs that the animals had been exposed to hunting.
This led experts to conclude that they had found "the world's first mammutfælde".
Mammoths lived here for thousands of years. The flocks grew, spread, were hunted down and died. They lived together with other species, including horses and camels, says archaeologist Luis Cordoba.
the Researchers believe that there lived at least five mammutflokke in the area.
There are pre made surprising mammutfund in Mexico.
In the 1970s found that workers who were excavating the underground network in Mexico City, a mammutskelet, while they dug to the north of the capital.
Mammutten prevailed once on the ground, but disappeared pretty much at the last glacial termination.
the Elephant's cousin was once among the most abundant herbivores in north America and Siberia, but were threatened due to increasing hunting and a warmer climate.
a few survived in eastern Siberia until they extinct finally about 4000 years ago.