“‘Evidence this clear has never been found before, at least in France,’ said Gregory Bayle, chief archaeologist at the site. ‘We’re working on the theory that Neanderthal men came across the carcass and cut off bits of meat.'”
Below, in a 2008 clip from BBC Studios, scientists dive further into what traits woolly mammoths required to adapt to the freezing cold temperatures of the Ice Age:
Related reading: List of mammoth specimens.
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