3404RE: [ancient_waterways_society] Re: elephants
- Apr 8 6:52 AM
Thank you!!!! Never heard of these pygmy elephants! I read the Wiki article on them. Seems these California Channel Island pygmy elephants were still living around 10,000 to 11,000 years ago- indeed, prehistoric. But historically, could some type of elephant or mammoth been alive in No. America? That is, even pre-Columbus? There were northern traders (mainly French) and fishermen (Eng/Irish/Norse) for many years before Columbus came over, in the St Lawrence watershed area, and continuing down the coast of New England; the Grand Banks, for example, was fished for cod long before Columbus. So, maybe these European folk sighted elephants? I still don’t think so, just because the climate would not allow.
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