Photo: Stone Age Elephant Found at Ancient U.K. Hunt Site



Workers excavate the tusks of a prehistoric elephant found in 2004 near London, England. Researchers were able to date the site to approximately 400,000 years ago, using the teeth of voles (inset)—small rodents resembling rats—that were found near the elephant's remains.

The discovery is the first evidence found in Britain of early humans having hunted and eaten ancient elephants.

Photographs courtesy Francis Wenban-Smith


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