Researchers figure it had to penetrate more than ten inches of muscle and tissue before piercing the rib.
Thirty-four years later, a reanalysis by an international team of scientists has confirmed Gustafson's findings beyond doubt, independent experts say.Other scientists scoffed when Carl Gustafson claimed that Stone Age people were hunting mastodons 14,000 years ago in the Northwest -- a millennium before the appearance of the Clovis-style stone tools widely regarded as the signature of the first Americans.Gustafson found mastodon remains including a rib with a foreign piece of bone embedded in it near Sequim, Wash., in 1977.Mastodons weighed 4 or 5 tons and stood about 8 to 10 feet tall at the shoulder. Gustafson's team identified fossil pollen grains from cattails, sedges, and shrubs such as buffalo berry.The elephant-like mastodon was an elderly male with worn-down teeth. Or would you simply like someone new to go on a fishing date with you this weekend?Find someone in Sequim compatible with you and your interests on Zoosk.Gustafson thinks the animal had collapsed on its side in shallow water when struck with the bone projectile, which entered at a downward angle to the animal's back.His crew found the right half of the mastodon – the bones with marks of butchery – a few feet away at a place that would have been upslope from the bog where the animal died.Online dating has painted a new technical landscape for love. Sign up now and start browsing pictures of Sequim gay single men.