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Did humans use dogs to help hunt mammoths

Researchers in Siberia are exploring the possibility that early human hunters may have used dogs to ambush mammoths. It’s known as the mammoth cemetery for good reason. Along the banks of a Siberian river not far from the Arctic Ocean lie thousands of bones, most of them belonging to the giant,

Researchers map Columbian mammoth DNA

Researchers are working to map the DNA of a Columbian mammoth discovered in a bog in the Mani La-Sal National Forest in Utah twenty-five years ago. According to USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum Curator of Archaeology Tim Riley, the massive amount of research performed on this specimen has yielded some of the

Stone Age Siberians primarily killed mammoths for their ivory

Researchers working in Siberia believe that the people who lived in Siberia over 30,000 years ago only sporadically hunted mammoths, and it was mainly for their ivory so they could make tools. eople living between roughly 33,500 and 31,500 years ago hunted the animals mainly for ivory, say paleontologist Pavel Nikolskiy

The oldest fishhooks in Europe

Archaeologists have found Europe's oldest known fishhooks in a German field. The hooks, carved from reindeer or elk bones, date back 12,300 years, however there was one hook carved from a mammoth tusk that dates back 19,000 years! Sommer and his colleagues unearthed several Paleolithic finds during a routine environmental assessment

Mammoth found, complete with flint embedded in its skull

A complete mammoth skeleton has been found in France, north-east of Paris. If that was not exciting enough, fragments of flint have been found embedded in its skull! The mammoth could have been attacked by one of the bands of Neanderthal men and women who wandered over the European tundra in

35,000-year-old ivory workshop found in Germany

Excavations at a mammoth hunting site in Germany have uncovered an ivory workshop that dates back 35,000 years. It was possible to identify a zone where pieces of ivory were split into lamella, as well as a second area where the pieces had been carved and their waste had been discarded.

Humans coexisted with megafauna in Florida

A recent study, examing the levels of rare earth elements in bones found in Vero Beach, Florida, has proven that humans coexisted with megafauna in the area. The discovery adds the far southeast corner of the United States to the list of places in North America where humans coexisted with massive

Neanderthals built homes out of mammoth bones

New research indicates that Neanderthals built homes out of mammoth bones. Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 44,000-year-old Neand-erthal building that was constructed using the bones from mammoths. The circular building, which was up to 26 feet across at its widest point, is believed to be earliest example of domestic