Megafauna arroyo del vizcaíno-texto

Secrets from the mists of time, past realities we take a peep at, palaeontology is the discipline which interprets fossils. Such treasures that miraculously escape from the continuous recycling of Nature bring us knowledge, awe and useful lessons for the present. Here we show one example of the delights of this discipline: the discovery made at Arroyo del Vizcaíno, in Canelones, Uruguay, depicts the long-gone giant mammals as they were and, in addition, offers unexpected evidence of human presence far earlier than had been accepted.