Chance discovery of a mammoth

Michigan mammoth

A farmer from  Michigan discovered a mammoth in his fields. The discovery  can help date the arrival of humans in North America. The team’s working hypothesis is that ancient humans placed the mammoth remains in a pond for storage. The researchers also recovered a small stone flake that may have been used as a cutting tool next to one of the tusks. And the neck vertebrae were not scattered randomly, as is normally the case following a natural death, but were arrayed in their correct anatomical sequence, as if someone had “chopped a big chunk out of the body and placed it in the pond for storage,”