The Mammoth of Tultepec

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Three years ago, the "capital of pyrotechnics" also became a land of mammoths with the discovery of a large part of the remains of one of these proboscideans who wandered 14,000 years ago, on the banks of the extinct lake of Xaltocan. This fact gave way to the inhabitants of the municipality to know the extensive chronology of their terroir.

"The mammoth of Tulutepec" has already become an emblem of pride and roots for the people of this place. Seldom are found such complete specimens, of which more than 200 bones were recovered, which correspond to 85 percent of the total skeleton, in the first formal excavation carried out in that municipality, which now allows us to admire the reconstructed mammoth skeleton and have an approximate of the dimensions that the animal had: 3.80 meters high and 6 meters long.

The "The mammoth of Tultepec. A look at the past" hall shows the surprising remains of this proboscidea that was hunted in its fullness (must have been between 20 and 25 years old), including its original defenses (fangs) that have an approximate 1.60 meters length.


November 29 2018 to December 29 2019
From Tuesday to Friday , 09:00 - 18:00 hrs.
Saturday y Sunday , 10:00 - 15:00 hrs.
Free admission

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Víctor Urbán Velasco House of Culture Museum   Ver más información del recinto

Morelos s/n Col. San Rafael Ixtlahuaca, C.P. 54960, Tultepec, Estado de México   Cómo llegar

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