Dating the dent site
The killings were estimated to have been committed during the fall.
Construction of the tracks, combined with heavy spring rains, had exposed a site that had been covered since the last ice age.
In September Father Bilgery excavated some of the bones with his students, identifying them as mammoth.
It was discovered in by a railroad foreman, who spotted some very large bones sticking out of the mud near the railroad tracks.
Even as we seek evidence to explain the world around us, the nature of that knowledge depends on our tools.
They include an older adult female, four younger adult females, four adolescents, and four younger juveniles and infants.