Tultepec’s Mammoth

The mammoth was found accidentally last December, during the drainage work in the town Tultepec, State of Mexico; so far has recovered much of its bone structure. A team from National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) worked over the skeletal remains of the mammoth that lived about 13,000 years ago.

The location of San Antonio Xahuento, and in particular the street La Saucera where the mammoth was found, corresponds to the western shore of the remote lake of Xaltocan, land where large species were stranded when the water came down.

Tultepec is known throughout the country for the manufacture of pyrotechnics, but also for a great musical tradition and an important activity in plastic arts; In addition to the presence of several pre-Hispanic settlements.

The mammoth will have its headquarters in the House of the Culture of Tultepec, which was conditioned and remodeled to exhibit it.

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