Giant Tunnels Dug by Prehistoric Humans to Trap Woolly Mammoths 15,000 Years Ago Discovered in Mexico

Antropólogos mexicanos afirman haber descubierto dos fosas excavadas por humanos hace 15,000 años para atrapar mamuts.

Investigadores del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia de México informaron el miércoles que las fosas se encontraron durante excavaciones en terrenos que se planeaban utilizar como vertedero.

Las fosas, llenas de restos óseos de al menos 14 mamuts, se encontraron en el vecindario de Tultepec, justo al norte de la Ciudad de México. Al parecer, algunos de los animales fueron despiezados.

Mexican anthropologists say they have found two human-built pits dug 15,000 years ago to trap mammoths

Antropólogos mexicanos afirman haber encontrado dos fosas construidas por seres humanos, excavadas hace 15,000 años, con el propósito de atrapar mamuts.

Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology (INAH) photograph shows mammoth tusks in Tultepec, Mexico

Una fotografía del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) de México muestra colmillos de mamut en Tultepec, México.

An expert working on mammoth bones in Tultepec, Mexico, where the bones of at least 14 mammoths, who would have lived more than 14,000 years ago, were found in what is believed to be the first find of a mammoth trap set by humans

Un experto trabajando en huesos de mamut en Tultepec, México, donde se encontraron los restos de al menos 14 mamuts, que habrían vivido hace más de 14,000 años, en lo que se cree que es el primer hallazgo de una trampa de mamuts establecida por humanos.

Researchers from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said Wednesday the pits were found during excavations on land that was to be used as a garbage dump

Investigadores del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia de México informaron el miércoles que las fosas se encontraron durante excavaciones en terrenos que se planeaban utilizar como vertedero.

The pits were about six feet deep and 25 yards in diameter. The institute said hunters may have chased mammoths into the traps

Las fosas tenían aproximadamente seis pies de profundidad y 25 yardas de diámetro. El instituto dijo que es posible que los cazadores hayan perseguido a los mamuts hacia las trampas.

Remains of two other species that disappeared in the Americas - a horse and a camel - were also found

También se encontraron restos de otras dos especies que desaparecieron en América: un caballo y un camello.

Las fosas tenían aproximadamente seis pies de profundidad y 25 yardas de diámetro. El instituto indicó que es posible que los cazadores hayan perseguido a los mamuts hacia las trampas.

No estaba claro si los planes para el vertedero seguirían adelante.

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