THE WACO MAMMOTH NATIONAL MONUMENT MAY REPRESENT A DIMINISHED WATERING-HOLE SCENARIO BASED ON PRELIMINARY EVIDENCE OF POST-MORTEM SCAVENGING

@article{Wiest2016THEWM,
  title={THE WACO MAMMOTH NATIONAL MONUMENT MAY REPRESENT A DIMINISHED WATERING-HOLE SCENARIO BASED ON PRELIMINARY EVIDENCE OF POST-MORTEM SCAVENGING},
  author={Logan A Wiest and Don Esker and Steven G. Driese},
  journal={Palaios},
  year={2016},
  volume={31},
  pages={592 - 606}
}
Abstract: The Waco Mammoth National Monument (WMNM) potentially represents the only recovered Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) herd to date, but the “herd” interpretation is dependent on the demographics of the accumulation as well as a catastrophic kill mechanism. The demographics are consistent with an extant elephant herd that is lacking only infants, and the generally accepted cause of death is a catastrophic flood and rapid burial based primarily on fossil articulation and… 
COMMENT TO WIEST ET AL. THE WACO MAMMOTH NATIONAL MONUMENT MAY REPRESENT A DIMINISHED WATERING-HOLE SCENARIO BASED ON PRELIMINARY EVIDENCE OF POST-MORTEM SCAVENGING
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As director of the excavations for 18 years there is reason to defend the original research and postulations and offer some possibilities as to why the authors' basic premise for the resulting assemblage does not meet the criteria for a herd that succumbed to an extended drought and thus perishing over time.
REPLY: THE WACO MAMMOTH NATIONAL MONUMENT MAY REPRESENT A DIMINISHED WATERING-HOLE SCENARIO BASED ON PRELIMINARY EVIDENCE OF POST-MORTEM SCAVENGING
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