Mastodon Massacre

Men hunting Mastodon with spears
Men hunting Mastodon with spears
Did early humans have anything to do with the extinction of mastodons? Evidence of Early Hunting
Scientists have discovered that early human civilizations did indeed hunt mastodons during the ice age. Scientists discovered an ancient spearhead in the rib of a mastodon. This proves that humans hunted in North America approximately 800 years earlier than previously thought.

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Clovis crossing the land bridge
Clovis crossing the land bridge

It was first thought that the Clovis culture first introduced hunters in North America on the land bridge during the ice age. Except that theory has been proven wrong.
The early humans crossed the land bridge 800 years before the Clovis people, hunted ancient wooly mammoths, and over hunting caused the mastodons to perish. Scientists used a carbon-dating method to date the spear back to about 1200 b.c. This fact is important because it will give scientists an idea on how the humans did hunt and if they did over hunt. Image: '__The Mime__' __http://www.flickr.com/photos/17425845@N00/265899916__ __Image:__ __'____Neolithic Men with BrickForge Tribal Spears__' __http://www.flickr.com/photos/12426416@N00/3385957727__
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