37,000-year-old mammoth butchering site may be oldest evidence of humans in North America

An artist’s interpretation of an early human hunting a woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius). (Image credit: Shutterstock) (opens in new tab) A 37,000-year-old mammoth butchering site, uncovered in New Mexico, might be the earliest evidence of humans in North America, controversial research finds. Some of the bones at the site show signs of being handled by […]

Canadian gold-miner finds 30,000 year-old mummified baby mammoth

A near-perfectly mummified, 30,000 year-old baby woolly mammoth has been unearthed from Canadian permafrost by a miner in the Klondike region’s gold fields. The stunningly preserved baby, which measured just 4.5 feet (1.4 meters) long and has much of its hair and skin intact, was described by officials  as “the most complete mummified mammoth found […]

Mexican mammoth trap provides first evidence of prehistoric hunting pits

More than 800 bones found including one with spear wound ‘This is evidence of direct attacks on mammoths’ Mexican archaeologists say they have made the first ever discovery of pits built around 15,000 years ago to trap mammoths. Announcing the find on Wednesday, researchers from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said the two […]