Luke Burgess refuses to comment on retiring brother Sam's intimidation charge
Ex-NRL player Luke Burgess had nothing to say about his brother Sam's intimidation charge or the Rabbitohs star's shock retirement, as he left a resort in Mexico. Luke Burgess was spotted leaving the resort of Cabo San Lucas, where little brother Sam has been seen partying in recent days. © Nine Luke Burgess at Cabo airport in Mexico following brother Sam's intimidation charge. There been no sign Sam since revealing his shock retirement from the NRL due to injury.The news came just hours before he was charged with intimidation over an alleged confrontation with his father-in-law, Mitchell Hooke.
© INAH/AFP via Getty Images This photo released on November 6, 2019 by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology (INAH) shows mammoth bones in Tultepec, Mexico. The bones of at least 14 mammoths, who would have lived more than 14,000 years ago, were found in what is believed to be the first find of a mammoth trap set by humans. At least 14 skeletons of woolly mammoths have been discovered in Mexico in pits apparently built by human hunters to trap and kill the huge animals some 15,000 years ago, according to Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History.
The discovery "represents a watershed, a touchstone on what we imagined until now was the interaction of hunter-gatherer bands with these enormous herbivores," Pedro Francisco Sánchez Nava, national coordinator of archaeology at INAH, told reporters on Wednesday.
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The skeletons were found in Tultepec, about 25 miles north of Mexico City, in clay that had once been at the bottom of Lake Xaltocan.
Archaeologist Luis Cordoba Barradas, of INAH's Directorate of Archaeological Rescue, said the discovery offers a more complex and complete concept of how mammoth hunts were carried out.
Archaeologists suggested that the clay area had opened up as the lake receded during the era of mammoths, providing hunters with a site easier to dig up to create traps.
Cordoba Barradas, who led the team, said the finding suggests that groups of between 20 and 30 hunters swept a herd of mammoths with torches and branches to divert some of the animals into the traps. Once there, they were killed and their carcasses cut up.
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The Treasure of Cocos Island, Costa Rica
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Lake Toplitz, Austria
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El Dorado, Colombia
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Desert-stranded ship, Mojave Desert, California, US
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“There was little evidence before that hunters attacked mammoths. It was thought they frightened them into getting stuck in swamps and then waited for them to die,” he told reporters Wednesday. “This is evidence of direct attacks on mammoths. In Tultepec we can see there was the intention to hunt and make use of the mammoths.”
He said an important clue was the vertical cuts in the earth where the bones were found, indicating the pit had been dug by humans.
Archaeologists working in the Tultepec sites for 10 months found 824 bones, including eight skulls, five jaws, 100 vertebrae and 179 ribs.
Cordoba Barradas said one skull had what appeared to be a long term fracture, indicating that hunters may have battled that particular mammoth for years. He said the way the bones were ritually displayed indicated that the hunters "had to consider him brave, fierce, and showed him his respect in this way."
While the 14 mammoths found at the site are far less than the hundred-plus found at sites in northern and eastern Europe, the discovery qualifies Tultepec to be listed as a Mammoth Megasites.
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