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Remains of butchered elephant found in Greece

Researchers working in Greece have uncovered the nearly complete remains of a butchered elephant, surrounded by stone tools. Marathousa 1 is located in an open-cast coal mine, on what was once the shore of a shallow lake. It has yielded stratified stone artifacts in association with a nearly complete skeleton of

How ancient hunters butchered their kills

Archaeologists are analyzing a 12,000-year-old butchering site in Denmark for clues to how ancient hunter-gatherers broke down their kills. one fragments belonging to wild boar, red deer and aurochs were unearthed. But the hunters clearly had a taste for elk meat, since elk remains were prevalent at the site, located in

Ancient remains of giant tortoises examined for butchering marks

The remains of two giant land tortoises found in a position suggesting human involvement were found in Florida last year. Now researchers are examining the remains closely to see if they can find ancient butchering marks which would be definitive evidence that humans lived in the area 12,000 years ago

Remains of butchered mastodon found in Tennessee

12,000-year-old Mastodon bones bearing evidence of ancient butchering marks have been found in Franklin, Tennessee. State archaeologists say discoveries unearthed in 2010 at a long-studied archaeological site known as Coats-Hines in Cool Springs reveal it to be one of only a few sites that show early man in this area hunted