Earliest Americans May Have Hunted Elephant-Like Mammal

The site is called the “end of the world,” but for archaeologists, it’s just the beginning of a new chapter in understanding the origin and activities of the earliest Americans.

Located in Mexico’s Sonoran Desert, the excavation site of El Fin del Mundo (Spanish for “the end of the world”) has yielded a number of artifacts identified as Clovis — considered the Americas’ first indigenous culture — and remains of elephant-like animals called gomphothere (Cuvieronius sp.). Although gomphothe

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