My old hometown of Vero Beach is now on the map for archaeologists and art historians. A bone was found and it turns out to be the only known engraving of a proboscidean (so distinguished generally rather than more specifically because it has a trunk but it could be a mammoth or a mastodon - anything with a trunk) in the Americas.
The engraving is 3 inches long from the top of the head to the tip of the tail, and 1.75 inches tall from the top of the head to the bottom of the right foreleg. The fossil bone is a fragment from a long bone of a large mammal—most likely either a mammoth or mastodon. A mastodon carved into a mastodon bone? How meta!
13,000-year-old Ice Age art: a mammoth carved in bone - Science Codex
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