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Association of Artifacts with Mammoth in the Valley of Mexico 1

  • Luis Aveleyra Arroyo De anda (a1) and Manuel Maldonado-Koerdell (a1)
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In the past 30 years discoveries of great importance in the prehistory of Mexico have been made in the vicinity of Tepexpan, a town some 35 kms. northeast of Mexico City. Diaz Lozano (1922-23, 1927) disinterred a mammoth identified as Mammuthus (Archidisko-don) imperator Leidy, whiah is now seen partially mounted in the entrance hall of the Instituto Geologico de Mexico. Mullerried (1933, 1934) collected teeth and bones of the ground sloth Mylodon harlani Owen on lands of the Colonia Estrella on the northern side of Mexico City near the old exit road to Pachuca, which continues on to Tepexpan and Teotihuacan. Both Diaz Lozano and Mullerried simply described the sequence of strata at the fossil localities, mentioning the nature and depth of the deposits, but without applying specific names to the formations.

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Based upon the article “Asociación de artifactos con mamut en el Pleistoceno superior de la Cuenca de Mexico” in Revista Mexicana de Estudios Antropológicos (Sociedad Mexicana de Antropologia), Tomo XIII, Num. 1, pp. 3-29, Mexico, 1952. This publication is the second to come from the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia. A literal translation was made by Frederick Ruecking, Jr., which A. D. Krieger has considerably reduced and abridged. The original should be consulted for further photographs of the site, the artifacts in situ, a general map, and some statements which are here very freely rendered. Practically all of the objective data are here included.

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