Thousands year old mammoth tusk to be studied at Mexican college

The well-preserved mammoth tusk discovered in 2014 at the Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico’s largest urban park in the heart of Mexico City, will be analyzed by archeologists at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi in the eponymous north-central state of Mexico.

(Soundbite) Marta Velasco, Researcher
“It is pretty significant both in terms of Mexican archeology and global archaeological findings.”

The tusk was supposed to be 5,000 to 10,000 years old and in good condition when found, which was rare in the history of archeology.

(Soundbite) Elma Hernandez, Researcher
“(It will be) an important support for all the information that can be drawn from those years.”

Together with the tusk, deer, horse and poultry remains excavated on the same location will also be studied at the university, especially on genetics purpose.

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