Excavated mammoth bones from Siberias Yana archaeological site suggest that people hunted mammoths mainly for ivory, which they used to make tools. [Stanislav Remezov]
Let’s see, I’m a paleolithic Siberian male with stone tools. I’m about 5’4” and weigh about 130 lbs. There’s a rabbit over there, or 2000 lb mammoth over here. Which shall I hunt? Decisions, decisions.
Saw an article some time back about the discovery of an ancient house made with about 100 mammoth tusks.
The picture looks like maybe they stumbled upon the trash pit from an early Texas BBQ hut!
“Several European and North American sites have yielded single mammoth carcasses lying amid stone tools.” The described scene, would suggest another or other predators, taking over the kill. These folks would not abandon tools.
“Stupid Og. He never returns any of the tools he borrows from me. I guess I’ll have to go kill a mammoth and make another adjustable wrench.”