Mammoth skeletons found in Mexico City


Today’s Topic :- Archaeology + Archaeological related + History + Mammoth + Pleistocene era


| By Amit Kumar [ mydatawords.com ] | Updating on Sept 18, 2020 |


Hi Friend, today’s I’m sharing about archaeological related information to you [ some parts not included here because of research related. But i will update here.]

Few months before in Mexico City dozens of mammoth skeletons found under future Mexico city airport at the time of excavated. Then after a archaeological team  and archaeologist working near Mexico city has discovered  and found the remains of more than 60 mammoths at the site of a new airport being built to serve Mexico city. Excavators have also found animal and human bones in the area [at the Mexico City future airport].


Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said the bones, found at the construction site of the planned Felipe Angeles International Airport, date back some 15,000 years. The remains were uncovered close to the spot where the airport’s future control tower is to be built. The remains were uncovered close to the spot where the airport’s future control tower is to be built. INAH excavators have been working at the site some 50 kilometers [about 30 miles] north of the capital since April last year seeking animal remains from the Pleistocene era.


The institute began digging in three large but shallow areas in October, when work started to convert an old military airbase into a civilian airport. In about six months, the bones of 60 of the huge, extinct herbivores were found, and Sánchez Nava said that pace about 10 mammoths a month may continue. The airport project is scheduled for completion in 2022, at which the dig will end. But now the mammoths seem to be everywhere at the construction site. According to the Mexican army captain Jesus Cantoral, who oversees efforts to preserve remains at the army-led site, said “a large number of excavation sites” are still pending detailed study and that observers have to accompany backhoes and bulldozers every time they break ground .The discoveries may slow down, but not stop work, on the new airport.. The project is so huge, that the machines can just go work somewhere else while archaeologists study an area. The team reported in December that it had found the bones of a far smaller number of animals at the old Santa Lucia Air Base, a military airport being converted for civilian use.


The area was formerly submerged under the Xaltocan Lake part of the Mexican Basin and a focal point of the country’s pre- colomnian civilization. Traps for the hunting of mammoths, thought to have been dug soon after the lake dried up were found at the site last year. Almost all of the giant skeletons are thought to belong to the Colombian mammoth species. And also other types of fauna including bison camels and horses were also found as well as bones of human buried in the pre- Hispanic era and various facts. The main challenge is that the richness of fauna and relics is greater than we had considered,” Pedro Francisco Sanchez Nava, INAH’s national anthropology [coordinator].


In Shortly :- A team of archaeologists has discovered the remains of over 60 columbian mammoths near the construction site of Mexico city’s future airport, dating back nearly 15000 years. traps for hunting mammoths belong to an extinct genus of the elephant family often with long curved tusks and a covering of long hair. The project is so huge, he noted, that the machines can just go work somewhere else while archaeologists study an area.

Credit to INAH


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