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Footprints Mark a Toddler’s Perilous Prehistoric Journey – The New York Times

Mammoths and giant ground sloths roamed the same terrain that a young adult swiftly moved through while toting a young child.



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There was another reason, however, for making haste over the landscape the presence of large and potentially dangerous animals. Both a giant sloth and a mammoth ambled across the humans path, the trackway reveals. Their prints appear on top of the northbound footsteps but below the southbound ones, meaning that the animals walked by sometime in between the humans passage.
The mammoth most likely a bull, based on the size of its tracks was apparently uninterested in the humans who had walked by just…

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