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Mexico Mammoths: Human-Built Woolly Mammoth Traps Found in Tultepec

Researchers speculated that ancient hunters probably chased the giant animals into the pits, which are 1.70 meters deep and 25 meters in diameter

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In this undated photo released by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, mammoth bones lie at an excavation site in Tultepec, just north of Mexico City. VOA

Anthropologists have found skeletons of at least 14 woolly mammoths that died after falling into traps built by humans 15,000 years ago.

The two pits were found in Tultepec, just north of Mexico City, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said this week.

Researchers speculated that ancient hunters probably chased the giant animals into the pits, which are 1.70 meters deep and 25 meters in diameter (5½ feet by 82 feet).

There was some evidence that some of the mammals had been butchered.

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The two pits were found in Tultepec, just north of Mexico City, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said this week. Pixabay

Luis Cordoba, the head of the excavation team, said the discovery was key in studying the relationship between prehistoric hunting and gathering communities and the huge herbivores.

“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. “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.”

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The pits were found when crews were digging in the area to build a garbage dump.  (VOA)

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Follow These Tips to get Rid of Body Odour

Every human has a natural and distinct smell but a few factor can lead to bad body odour

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Body odour is an unpleasant smell caused by the breakdown of bacteria on the body into protein and certain acids that causes the smell. Pixabay

Each human has a natural, distinct smell, but it can turn into bad body odour due to certain factors. Following a few tips can lead to a healthy lifestyle.

“Body odour is an unpleasant smell caused by the breakdown of bacteria on the body into protein and certain acids that causes the smell. Often, it is prevalent in obese individuals, people who eat spicy food on a regular basis, or people with medical conditions such as diabetes or hyperhidrosis. Everyone’s odour is influenced by the person’s diet, gender, health and medication,” Dr. Shireen Furtado, Consultant – Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology, Aster CMI Hospital says.

She suggests her top tips to get rid of body odour:

1. Maintain hygiene and keeping yourself clean is the primary way to reduce body odor.

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Each human has a natural, distinct smell, but it can turn into bad body odour due to certain factors. Pixabay

2. Keep your armpits clean by using anti-bacterial soaps and shaving or waxing them on a regular basis to help reduce the body perspiration and smell.

3. Deodorants or antiperspirants help make the skin more acidic, making it more difficult for bacteria to thrive resulting in less sweat.

4. Foot odour can be prevented by washing your feet at least once a day, preferably with warm water. Try and walk barefoot around whenever you can to help aerate your feet.

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5. Try and avoid spicy foods that can only make your sweat more pungent. Too much intake of red meat can develop more rapid body odor.

6. Detoxing your body cells as you cleanse your body by cutting on toxic substances can help you get the best results. (IANS)