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Ice Age bone haul found near Mexico City

Posted on Monday, 3 September, 2012 | Comment icon 4 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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Workers have uncovered a significant number of bones belonging to several Ice Age animal species.

The discoveries were made at the site of a new wastewater treatment plant north of Mexico City and date back to the late Pleistocene period between 10,000 and 12,000 years ago. Among the finds were bones from mammoths, mastodons, horses and armadillos along with some that have yet to be identified. It is also believed that a tooth found amongst the remains could have belonged to a human.

"It is not strange because we know that man already lived in the central Mexico region during that period," said archeologist Alicia Bonfil Olivera. An analysis by an anthropologist is due to be conducted in an effort to confirm the origins of the tooth.

"The bones could be between 10,000 and 12,000 years old and may include a human tooth from the late Pleistocene period, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said on Thursday."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Littlehawk on 3 September, 2012, 15:02
And how did such animals and a human tooth all get into one pit? Simple. Extraterrestrials! Ha! .............( I poke fun, but I enjoy Giorgio Tsoukalos and his theories. )
Comment icon #2 Posted by jgorman628 on 3 September, 2012, 22:06
Maybe the armadillos had a hankering for human?
Comment icon #3 Posted by The Mule on 3 September, 2012, 22:43
great post, thanks...cant wait to find out more about the possible human tooth
Comment icon #4 Posted by Alienated Being on 3 September, 2012, 22:50

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