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Mammal footprints from the upper Pleistocene of the Tularosa basin, Dona Ana County, New Mexico

Lucas, S.G., Morgan, G.S., Hawley, J.W., Love, D.W., and Myers, R.G., 2002, New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 53rd Field Conference, p. 285-288.

Fossil footprints from a locality in the Pleistocene Otero Formation on the White Sands Missile Range were made by proboscidean (mammoth) and camelid trackmakers. Oriented trackways suggest these large ungulates walked to and from the waters of Lake Otero, probably to drink. Although human artifacts (chipped stone) have been found at the tracksite, there are no human tracks, and there is no demonstrable human association.