An Extinct Relative of the Elephant Was discovered Along with the Weapons used for its Hunting

July 15, 2014 9:44 AM

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An Extinct Relative of the Elephant Was discovered Along with the Weapons used for its Hunting

According to a Live Science report, archaeologists have discovered the gomphothere, an extinct relative of the elephant, which was discovered along with the weapons used for its hunting. The animal was smaller in size than a mammoth or mastodon, but had four sharp tusks for defense as compensation.

The discovery was made on a ranch in northwestern Sonora, Mexico, along with some 13,400-year-old weapons that were mingled with the bones. These artefacts seem to have belonged to the prehistoric Clovis culture. This is actually the earliest widespread group of hunter-gatherers to inhabit North Ame...

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