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Image of ancient mammoth or mastodon found on bone

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  • robinfff Lyons, CO
    June 23, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    I think it's an exciting find. What impressed me most about it, though, was the artist had such a lifelike feel for the animal he was drawing. When I look at it I get a sense of the heartfelt connection between man and animal, hunter and hunted. Those people back then were connected to the natural world in a deep sense few people today ever experience anymore. Many people today feel so disconnected from the earth and the animals, and from their inner selves also as a result. Those people back then did not have the technology we do, but they lived life more fully than most of us ever do, because they lived it in communion with everything around them.

  • Californian#1@94131 San Francisco, CA
    June 23, 2011 1:45 p.m.

    Just what I was thinking, raybies. We know the Jaredites had elephants, so why not those other unidentified but useful beasties?

    As for the age of the Earth, a year is a figure of speech. There is no end to matter, energy, or space, and it isn't only the "Kolob" hymn that says so. Science says so too. If scientific methods seem to show certain materials or objects being billions, millions, or 13,000 years old, it's because the matter they are made of and the energy that acted upon it has been around that long.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    June 23, 2011 9:58 a.m.

    Cureloms and Cumoms! Yay!

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    June 22, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    "Tom in CA: you wish it was that easy to explain away."

    ET Bass:
    - Let's hear your version.

  • Macfarren Tyler, TX
    June 22, 2011 9:17 p.m.

    The artistic perspective of the image seems far too advanced for 13,000 years ago. Look at art from the medieval ages. Even they couldn't depict 3-dimensions as well as this 'stone-age' example.

  • Razzle2 Bluffdale, UT
    June 22, 2011 8:43 p.m.

    Seems the Archeologists need a field trip to La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. Hundreds of ancient mastodon fossils (not mammoths) at La Brea as well as horses and camels that also are not to have existed until after the Spaniards.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    June 22, 2011 5:44 p.m.

    Oldschool: not a chance
    Idaho Coug: I'm with you.
    Tom in CA: you wish it was that easy to explain away.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    June 22, 2011 4:40 p.m.

    "Is there anyone out there who still believes in an 8,000 or so year old earth?"

    Idaho Coug:

    This world was created using materials that existed already for millions or maybe billions of years. God brought existing materials together for purposes of this particular world. God has worlds "without number" that have "come and gone".

    And we think we invented re-cycling.

  • Idaho Coug Meridian, Idaho
    June 22, 2011 3:03 p.m.

    Is there anyone out there who still believes in an 8,000 or so year old earth? There are many OT stories that stretch logic beyond it's limits. But I can't imagine what one must have to do to their brain to actually believe that man and all other forms of life first came into existense less than 10,000 years ago.

  • oldschool Farmington, UT
    June 22, 2011 1:27 p.m.

    Google the following key words:

    Topper, oldest, evidence, man, western, hemisphere, savannah

    Click on the first result.

  • oldschool Farmington, UT
    June 22, 2011 1:25 p.m.

    I don't know why this find is so shocking. We already know that men lived in America 20,000 years ago and there is evidence that humans were here 60,000 years ago. Scientists still think humans started out in Africa between 60,000 and 80,000 years ago, but the next find could change their minds. Could it be possible that Joseph Smith was right and that Adam lived in North America?

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    June 22, 2011 11:23 a.m.

    Such a shame that they have to not only go through the process to prove the date, but they also have to prove that it is authentic. What a waste of time for people to make a mockery of things that are old and unique. I see this when watching Pawn Stars, there are some very well thought out forgeries or reproduction of something and making it to look old.