In case you didn’t know by now, back in 2019 a group of anthropologists and archaeologists ended up discovering a series of massive mammoth traps from which they were able to uncover a total of 200 mammoth skeletons.
Through this discovery, the experts essentially uncovered the hunting behavior of the ancient people from Mexico and how climate change affected them altogether.
The site was renamed “Central Mammoth” because of how many mammoth bones they uncovered over here and according to most experts the hunting all happened around 10,000 to 20,000 years ago.
The team is actually excited about inspecting the swampy area from the city of Santa Lucia as this is most likely yet another place where one of these mammoth traps was laid in ancient times.
One of these sites is said to be over 35,000 years old by now and according to the experts this was one of the main tracks that the mammoths would take to get to their migration spots.
By exploiting these and spreading near-perfect hunting traps everywhere they were able to capture at least 200 mammoths out of which some were up to 15 feet (4.6m) tall and weighed over a metric ton each.
Their fangs alone are said to have been up to 16ft (4.9m) long and alongside the bodies here the experts also uncovered 15 human skulls and dog remains which suggests that once incapacitated, the mammoths still proved to be quite challenging to take down.