Santa Lucía Mammoth Central in Mexico


Santa Lucía Mammoth Central




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Local name Central de Mamuts
Typeexcavation site

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Total nrs230
Number of species3
Number of animals230
Address Santa Lucía airport, Zumpango de Ocampo
Zip-code 55600
Place Mexico City
Country Mexico

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Santa Lucía Mammoth Central, located at Santa Lucía airport, Zumpango de Ocampo, in Mexico City, Mexico .


Comments / picturesMammoth central (Spanish: Central de Mamuts) is a paleontological site on the grounds of the Santa Lucía Airport in the state of Mexico, Mexico which contains the remains of at least 200 Columbian mammoths as well as 25 camels and five horses. The site is the world\'s largest concentration of mammoth remains; the previous was The Mammoth Site in South Dakota with only 661 individuals. Human tools and carved bones have also been discovered at the site, suggesting that humans utilized the site to trap and kill large mammals. More fossils continue to be found at the site. The dig will end in 2022, when the airport\'s construction is projected to conclude.


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Koehl, Dan (2021). Santa Lucía Mammoth Central, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3245. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2020-09-04Mexico city’s new airport site becomes ‘mammoth central’ - Elephant News


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