Archaeologists discovered the first woolly mammoth and man-made traps in Mexico.

Two pits at Tltepec, north of Mexico City, were discovered with these mammoth traps.

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Experts believe that ancient hunters used torches and sticks to herd these elephant-sized beasts into traps.

Over 800 mammoth bones have been discovered, potentially altering our knowledge of how early people hunted these big and hazardous animals.

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Further traps, according to Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, may be discovered north of Mexico City.

Diego Prieto Hernandez, the institute’s director, believes that this discovery represents a watershed moment in our knowledge of how hunters deal with these big beasts.

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Diego Prieto Hernandez, the institute’s director, believes that this discovery represents a watershed moment in our knowledge of how hunters deal with these big beasts.

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