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Ice Age bones found in Mexico

2012-08-31 14:32

Mexico City - Workers have discovered hundreds of bones belonging to Ice Age animals, including mammoths, mastodons and glyptodons, while digging to build a wastewater treatment plant north of Mexico City.

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.

Tusks, skulls, jawbones, horns, ribs, vertebrae and shells were discovered 20m deep in Atotonilco de Tula, a town in the state of Hidalgo, as workers built a drain, the institute said.

These remains belong to a range of species including mastodons, mammoths, camels, horses, deer and glyptodons, the armadillo's ancestor. Some bones may belong to bison, while others have not been identified.

Archaeologists have worked for the past five months to recover the bones.

"It is the largest and most varied discovery of extinct megafauna found together in the Mexico basin," archaeologist Alicia Bonfil Olivera said in a statement.

An anthropologist will have to confirm whether the tooth belonged to a human.

"It is not strange because we know that man already lived in the central Mexico region during that period," the archaeologist added.

Comments
  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-08-31 15:03

    We can be quite sure that they were not all brought to Adam to be named and that a god with sense would not have made such strange animals as a potential mate for Adam in the sense that Eve was created for. See Gen 2 18-24 Interesting the dating. Way before even the earliest touted date for Adam. Those animals were definitely not in the Ark. I saw representations of some of those ice-age animals on TV. No way that they were in the Ark. Too large and apparently unfriendly. Don't know of sedatives available at the time that would have done the trick.

      fredster.mania.5 - 2012-08-31 15:22

      You have a very small range of thinking dude. You actually believe what someone syas about a date, rather than the Creator, and by the way, Noah probably took baby animals in the ark. When you look with your "unbelieveing eyes", nothing makes sense, but if you believe, then God can even keep those animals calm

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-08-31 15:55

      @ Fredster69 True. And those baby animals arrived unaided at the ark and afterwards, still being so small and still being babies, found their way back to far off places like Mexico across the sea where they grew up unaided by parents. Yes, thinking of it now, the perfect solution and very probably true. Thanks for clearing up the conundrum.

      cathy.dejongh.5 - 2012-08-31 16:02

      LOL

      paulus.deboer.3 - 2012-08-31 16:51

      @fred... did they have whales on the ark?

      hondbyt - 2012-08-31 17:05

      LOL! Hey Fred, now tell me quickly, after the flood and chaos was over, what did all the carnivore babies eat? Seeing as there were only two of each animal? Or were their tummies filled with the love of jesus until they could repopulate the world? LOL!

      walter.lebza - 2012-08-31 19:40

      God is good anyway. Jesus is the gift of love from God to the lost world. Genesis 1 the earth was without form and void (maybe for billions of years) darkness was upon the face of the deep. But his spirit put everything in order. You were in darkness before you were born, without understanding, without past or future control of your life, without any consiousness. And God spoke you into existence, today you think you are smarter than him. You can't blasphem God and live, like some people doing on this forum.

      paulus.deboer.3 - 2012-08-31 21:18

      @Walter.. with all due respect Walter.. there are probably millions of people all over the world who does exactly that and are all alive. Are you hoping that they should die by any chance?

      CaptainGaza - 2012-09-01 08:28

      Fredster, remove your god goggles mate and read what you posted again. LOL, you guys make me laugh!

  • jacques.d.dekock - 2012-08-31 20:15

    2012 and there are still people out there that believe these fairy tales . Full grown adults. Amazing

  • gorimani - 2012-08-31 22:06

    Nuh go run\r\nNuh go run\r\nNuh\r\n...........go\r\n....................run

  • Angel Todd - 2013-09-22 19:22

    cool

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