Those 130,000 Years Old Californians

Big archeo news with the publication of a Nature article claiming that hominids butchered a Mastodon 130,000 years ago in what is now San Diego, CA.   It’s a huge anomaly since the generally accepted date for humans in the Americas is around 15,000 years ago.   I think this might be another case of animals adopting tool-use behavior (like monkeys in South America).   Elephants have been observed using rocks and sticks for various tasks.   Could this be the case of an exceptionally pissed off Mastodon hammering the remains of a dead rival?  Dunno.

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