The Cerutti Mastodon Discovery

April 26, 2017 – April 26, 2050

An Ice Age paleontological-turned-archaeological site in San Diego excavated by Museum staff preserves 130,000-year-old mastodon bones, molars, and tusks that show evidence of modification by early humans. Analysis of these finds dramatically revises the timeline for when humans first reached the Americas, according to a paper scheduled to be published in the April 27 issue of the prestigious science journal Nature.


Press Kit

CMS_Press_Release.pdf
CMS_Story_of_the_Discovery.pdf
CMS_Discovery_Timeline.pdf
CMS_Author_Involvement.pdf
CMS_Author_Bios.pdf
PaleoSevices_Overview.pdf
CMS_FAQs.pdf

Media Info

Media can acces all press materials online here. Click here to watch a recording of the press conference that took place at theNAT on Wednesday, April 26. 

Contact Public Relations and Social Media Manager April Tellez for additional information or to arrange an interview (619.255.0189, press@sdnhm.org).