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The attack of a sabre toothed cat on a baby mammoth by Hal Story

Mammoth tooth from Friesenhahn

Specimen: TMM933-3809
Taxon: Mammuthus columbi
Description: DP3 tooth from a juvenile
Locality: Friesenhahn cave, Bexar County, Texas
Age: Late Pleistocene

Mammoth tooth from Frisenhahn,surface view
Surface view of tooth
Bones and teeth found in the cave deposits indicated that the cats were attacking the baby mammoths and dragging their bodies into the cave.
Entance to Friesenhahn Cave by Glen Evans

Friesenhahn Cave is one of the most important sites excavated by Glen, together with his great friend Grayson Meade.

The bone bed before excavation at Friesenhahn Cave, Glen Evans The upper 'cat' skull by Grayson Meade

Specimen: TMM 933-3582
Taxon: Homotherium serum (originally Dinobastis serus), 
Locality: Bexar County, Texas
Age: Late Pleistocene (about 20,000 years ago),

Cross-section through sediment layers in the Friesenhahn Cave by Glen Evans

East-West cross-section of the sediment layers within the cave

Map to the right includes the location of the bones shown above.

Map of the floor of Friesenhahn cave by Glen Evans

The Friesenhahn publication of Glen Evans and Grayson Meade

Cross-sections of the deposits found in the cave, together with maps of the surface, allowed Glen and Grayson to record their excavations in great detail. Later workers can return to these sites and continue to work in a productive way by using such information.

more about the scimitar-toothed cats (Homotherium)