Archaeologists discovered the first woolly mammoth and man-made traps in Mexico.

In Mexico, circa 15,000 years ago, 14 woolly mammoth bones were unearthed in traps fashioned by humans. Two pits at Tltepec, north of Mexico City, were discovered with these mammoth traps.

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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.

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

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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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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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