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Mexico: Remains of about 60 mammoths found near airport construction site03:29

Mexico: Remains of about 60 mammoths found near airport construction site

Mexico, Mexico City
May 27, 2020 at 11:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

The remains of about 60 mammoths were found near the construction site of a new airport in at the old Santa Lucia airbase, north of Mexico City, on Tuesday.

The major archaeological discovery in what used to be the shallow part of of the ancient Lake Xaltocan is expected to shed light on the hunting methods of prehistoric communities.

"At this moment we are talking about 128 discovery points where we have found paleontological remains. About 70 mammoths have been identified so far. That figure will vary according to the work being carried out," said the first construction engineer captain, Jose de Jesus Cantoral Herrera.

The construction of the airport should not be affected.

Mammoths, a now extinct species closely related to present day elephants, vanishes about 10,000 years ago.

Mexico: Remains of about 60 mammoths found near airport construction site03:29
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The remains of about 60 mammoths were found near the construction site of a new airport in at the old Santa Lucia airbase, north of Mexico City, on Tuesday.

The major archaeological discovery in what used to be the shallow part of of the ancient Lake Xaltocan is expected to shed light on the hunting methods of prehistoric communities.

"At this moment we are talking about 128 discovery points where we have found paleontological remains. About 70 mammoths have been identified so far. That figure will vary according to the work being carried out," said the first construction engineer captain, Jose de Jesus Cantoral Herrera.

The construction of the airport should not be affected.

Mammoths, a now extinct species closely related to present day elephants, vanishes about 10,000 years ago.

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