Evidence of butchering ice-age camels discovered in Colorado
A stash of tools from the Clovis era has been found in a site near Boulder Colorado, which provides evidence of the fact that people used them to butcher ice-age camels and horses before they were extinct 13,000 years ago.
Douglas Bamforth, a professor at CU-Boulder, said that they found protein residue from the extinct camels and horses, and this is a very rare find indeed.
The Clovis culture is believed by many archaeologists to coincide with the time the first Americans arrived on the continent from Asia via the Bering Land Bridge about 13,000 to 13,500 years ago, Bamforth said.
This is only one of two Clovis finds; the other is in Washington State.
The camels and horses were extinct by the end of the Pleistocene era and it could be from a number of reasons - overhunting, climate change or even the explosion of an asteroid.
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