Excavation of Gomphothere Bones (image) University of Arizona Share Print E-Mail Caption Archaeologists have uncovered the first evidence that gomphotheres, an ancient ancestor of the elephant, were once hunted in North America. Credit Vance Holliday/University of Arizona Usage Restrictions This visual may only be used in conjunction with reporting/posting of this news release. Image/video credit must be included exactly as indicated. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.