Neolithic Architecture: What is a Mastodon?

A mastodon (mastós ‘breast’ + odoús ‘tooth’), are proboscidean beings, that belong to the extinct genus Mammut.

It is believed mastodons may have went extinct around the Neolithic revolution 10,000-12,000 years ago, due to a flood; over hunting; or a combination of factors.

A mastodon bone in New Mexico

American mastodon at La Brae 1111

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