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Figure 1: Fractured proboscidean bones from WMNM.


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J.V.F., K.M.B. and S.L.F. conceived the project; J.V.F., K.M.B., L.A.W., D.E. and L.E.B. interpreted the taphonomic record; S.L.F interpreted the geological record; J.V.F. and S.L.F. interpreted the lithic technology record; J.V.F. photographed the WMNM mammoth bones; L.A.W. created the figures; J.V.F., K.M.B. and S.L.F. wrote the manuscript; J.V.F., K.M.B., S.L.F., L.A.W., D.E. and L.E.B. edited the manuscript.

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Ferraro, J., Binetti, K., Wiest, L. et al. Contesting early archaeology in California. Nature 554, E1–E2 (2018).

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