Two pits near Tltepec, north of Mexico City, were discovered using these mammoth traps.

Experts believe ancient hunters used torches and sticks to drive these elephant-sized beasts into traps.

Over 800 mammoth bones have been discovered, potentially changing our knowledge of how early humans hunted these large and dangerous animals.

More traps according to Mexico’s National Institute zzz. for anthropology and history, can be discovered north of Mexico City.

Diego Prieto Hernandez, the institute’s director, believes this discovery marks a turning point in our understanding of how hunters deal with these large beasts. zzz

Diego Prieto Hernandez, the institute’s director, believes this discovery marks a turning point in our understanding of how hunters deal with these large beasts.