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well then you're not looking hard enough, or you are only looking for "elephants" in the general sense.
A. Arrival of humans in the americas
ScienceDailey - new evidence puts humans in NA 50,000 years ago
"Coprolites — ancient feces — were found to contain human DNA linked directly to modern-day Native Americans with Asian roots and radiocarbon
dated to 14,300 years ago. That's 1,000 years before the oldest stone points of the Clovis culture, which for much of the 20th century was believed
to represent the first people in North America."
New evidence suggest humans arrive in NA 2,500 years earlier than
"Today scientists who are researching the story of the first Americans—archaeologists, physical anthropologists, DNA experts, linguists—disagree
on some fundamental parts of that story. Instead of an arrival 14,000 years ago, some scientists now place humans in the Americas 15,000, 20,000, or
even 30,000 or more years ago."
Nat Geo - Oldest artwork in the americas is a mammoth
carving on a mammoth bone?
Pedra Fauna - ancient brazilian site - carbon dated 17-60,000 years ago
"the last two South American species, Cuvieronius, did not finally become extinct until possibly as recently as 9,100 BP, and Stegomastodon
remains have been dated to 6,060 BP in the Valle del Magdalena, Colombia. Gomphotheres also survived in Mexico and Central America until the end of
Gomphothere remains are common at South American Paleo-indian sites. Some examples include the early human settlement at Monte Verde, Chile, dating
to approximately 14,000 years ago, and the Valle del Magdalena, Colombia."
Theres tons more if you look. I actually got lost researching and had to come back here to finish this post.