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Semi tractor trailers and cars speed by on I-70 near Kanorado, Kan. as the painstakingly slow work of excavating mammoth and camel bones and other artifacts takes place just below an embankment and out of sight of passing motorists. This site is named Site 101 and has been producing bone fragments and artifacts. At another site close by archaeologists have been hoping to discover tools in the Pre-Clovis Layer but have been so far unsuccessful and fear the remaining bones of a mammoth initially discovered in 1976 may be buried under I-70 as parts of the land were used as fill when the highway was built. Archaeologists from Denver and Kansas are unearthing mammoth and camel bones, some dating back to almost 13,000 years old, at an ancient campsite near Kanorado, Kan. on June 16, 2005 that may represent the earliest evidence of humans on the Great Plains. Archaeologists and volunteers are excavating three separate sites at the spot near the Colorado and Kansas border. (MARC PISCOTTY/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)

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