Discovery in paleontologist's backyard reveals evidence of North America's early humans

The surprising discovery of mammoth fossils in a paleontologist's backyard in New Mexico have led to an even more unexpected finding. A pile of ribs, broken cranial bones, a molar, bone fragments and stone cobbles were discovered during an excavation of a site where mammoths were butchered. (Timothy Rowe/The University of Texas at Austin) The surprising discovery of mammoth fossils in a paleontologist's backyard in New Mexico have led to an even more unexpected finding. A pile of ribs, broken cranial bones, a molar, bone fragments and stone cobbles were discovered during an excavation of a site where mammoths were butchered. (Timothy Rowe/The University of Texas at Austin)

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