Date: November 08, 2019 07:28AM
Remains of cumoms and horses were also found.
But what exactly is a curelom?https://mormonbeliefs.org/cureloms-cumoms-elephants-scholarly-look-animals-book-mormon/
Common sense tells you these were fictional nonsense words for fictitious megafauna made up on the spot -- but to Mormons, they are mammoths, mastodons, camels, giant sloths, glyptodonts -- or something.
But wait! THERE'S MORE! Has the mystery been solved at last?https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-07/huge-trove-of-mammoth-skeletons-found-in-mexico/11683186
Archaeologists have said they have made the largest discovery of mammoth remains, with a trove of 800 bones from at least 14 of the extinct giants found in central Mexico.
Evidence of mammoth traps were found during excavations on land that was to be used as a garbage dump.
The pits were about 1.7 metres deep and 25 metres in diameter
Researchers said at least five mammoth herds lived in the area of the find.
They also found two human-built pits dug 15,000 years ago to trap mammoth, believed to have been the first find of mammoth traps set by humans.
Researchers from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said on Wednesday (local time) the pits were found during excavations on land that was to be used as a garbage dump.
The pits were about 1.7 metres deep and 25 metres in diameter.
The institute said hunters may have chased mammoths into the traps. Remains of two other species that disappeared in the Americas — a horse and a camel — were also found.
"This is the largest find of its kind ever made," the institute said in a statement.
The skeletal remains were found in Tultepec, near the site where President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's Government is building a new airport for Mexico City.
Some of the remains bore signs that the animals had been hunted, leading experts to conclude that they had found "the world's first mammoth trap", the statement said.