Remains of Colombian Mammoth Found!

By Aja Johnson

The Beast Roams...

The Colombian Mammoths: A 13 foot tall, 22,000 pounds giant that walked the earth during the Pleistocene era-nearly 2,588,000 years ago!

Augustus 25, 1916, Two teenage boys stumbled upon a bone jutting out off the ground in Waco, Texas. They dug up the bone and turned it into the officials instead of doing something mental like blowing it up, breaking it in half and using it as swords, or keeping it as a decoration for their closet. Other scientists excavated the site, (With the Landowner's permission of course), and found 3 skeletons of the Mammoths. They dug further and found a nursery herd! Now, The National Mammoth Park sits profoundly and they continue to excavate the historical place.

The Colombian Mammoth is not like the well-famed Wholly Mammoth. The two cousins lived very different lives: One in the colder area while one lived in the warm climate of U.S.A and Mexico. Compared to the other fossils found, the Colombian Mammoth is the largest yet. They resembled the modern elephant if you subtract the enormous size and long, curved, tusks. The Mammoths traveled in herds with the females in charge not the males. In fact, males where kicked out of the herd and forced to live on their own when they became a teenager.The Mammoths ate over 400 pounds of vegetation each day. Since the colossal animals had terrible eyesight, they kept camels around so they could 'see' what was around them and warn them of danger. The camels back then where different than the ones you see today-No hump. It was a win-win situation. The camels got protection from the mammoths and the mammoths had a alarm system.

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They Vanished

Scientist think that humans and changes to the weather killed them. I'll start with the humans. The humans hunted them off so their hides could provide protection, meat to provide food, and bones to provide weapons. Scientist actually found evidence of spears and flake knifes wedged in the bones of the giants. The also found the bones to have wielding butchering marks.In Tocuila Estado, Mexico, they found lilthic flakes and cores, made from Mammoth bones.

I went to visit the Waco site and learned some useful things from the tour guide. They suspect that the mammoths there died from a raging river. They found skeletons of female mammoths trying to help their baby upstream but both died anyway. They suspected that it rained for a couple of days and a river that there where crossing flooded resulting the deaths. Or, the rain would make it really muddy so the Mammoths could get stuck in the mud.

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Religious Debates

I interviewed 3 people: Kim and Larry Johnson and Javetta Mercadel, strong Christian believers and Noble Johnson, a young Christian boy finding his way.

First I interviewed Kim.

Me: How do you feel about the evidence found of the Mammoths and how its not in the bible?

Kim: Ok here's the deal, Yeah, it's pretty cool. God created living things, so It's fantastic. Is the word computer in the bible?

Me: No...

Kim: Indeed. But God created man to make the computer. Also, it states that God made living creatures big and small, to walk the earth. Even though it doesn't go into specifics about which creatures he made, I think he meant mammoths too. In the Genesis 1:24 it states 'And God said, Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to their kind." Also, look at the word Behemoth. It means Beast in Hebrew. So maybe, when God mentions Behemoth, he might mean all the beasts of the earth, like the Mammoth

Me: Wow. I didn't know that. Thank you very much.

Then I interviewed Javetta

Javetta: The bible does mention something about a very large animal. In Job 40:15-24 it states: "Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox. What strength it has in its loins, what power it has in the muscles of its belly! Its tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of its thigh are close-knit. Its bones are tubes of bronze, its limbs are rods of iron. It ranks first among the works of God, yet its Maker can approach it with his sword. The hills bring it their produce and all the wild animals play nearby. Under the lotus plant it lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.The lotuses conceal it in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround it. A raging river does not alarm it; it is secure, though the Jordan should surge against its mouth. Can anyone capture it by its eyes or pierce its nose?"

Me: Wow. Thank you so much.

Then, I interviewed Larry and Noble

Larry: It doesn't contradict the bible. I mean, Think of Job 40:15-24. I think it does mention the Mammoth is in a broader state. The bible doesn't mention airplanes or telephones but here they are! Plus, there are scribes that say the same thing, even in different languages! Think about the possibility for that?

Me: Ok. Thanks dad!

Noble: Truthfully, I'm going with the same thing dad said.

Me: Anything else?

Noble: Nope!

Me: Ok. Thanks.

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Comparing Spinosuarus to Mammoth

I decided to make a scale comparing the Spinosaurus to the Mammoth. In my conclusion, the Spinosaurus was bigger than the Mammoth but I presume that if they both got into a fight, it would be a tough one.

*The drawing below belong to me*

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