posted on Nov, 12 2013 @ 04:34 PM
Good Thread! Even though they may be representations of elephants, the logical conclusion would be that they were in fact Mastodons. Just because
archeologists 'theorize' that Mastodons went extinct 10 000 years ago, does not necessarily make it true.
There very well could have been pockets of herds around more recent than thought. It is widely believed that some of the ancient civilizations
actually hunted them to extinction. So it's plausible that remnants of their written history bears the likeness of the elephant cousins.
ETA: Also to counter the argument that Mastodons may not have made it to South America, the Nomadic Migration of South American Tribes through the N.
American Plain would have put most of the tribes within contact of Mastodons at some point.
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