Observations Regarding the Cerutti Mastodon*

  title={Observations Regarding the Cerutti Mastodon*},
  author={Mark Q. Sutton and Jennifer A. Parkinson and Martin D. Rosen},
  pages={15 - 8}
ABSTRACT It has been argued that the Cerutti Mastodon site in southern California contains evidence of human activity 130,000 years ago. A brief examination of the materials did not support the claim of cultural artifacts or of bone processed by hominins. The assemblage from the site can be much better explained as a natural deposit, likely disturbed by other mastodons soon after the death of their comrade. Given the brevity of our study, it is important that future studies examine the data… 
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