The evidence reported in Holen et al. (2017) for hominin activity at the Cerutti Mastodon site
is being intensively critiqued by many of our colleagues, but often with little regard for the cumulative meaning or the contextual data that support our interpretation of cultural bone and stone modification at the site. Magnani et al. (2019) characterise our bone-breakage experiments as pilot studies, or first-generation experiments, and as such, argue them to be insufficient in their own
right to overturn previous research on hominin migration ...