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Remains of mammoth uncovered in Mexico

Mexican experts are carefully digging up fossils of a Pleistocene-era mammoth believed to have been cut to pieces by ancient humans. Remains of the giant...

DNA proves mammoths mated beyond species boundaries

Several species of mammoth are thought to have roamed across the North American continent. A new study in the open-access journal Frontiers in Ecology...

Partial skull of Columbian mammoth found in Oklahoma

A partial skull and two tusks of a prehistoric Columbian mammoth have been found in northwest Oklahoma. Oklahoma Archeological Survey archaeologist Lee Bement said Monday...

An afternoon walk and a mammoth find

It began with a man walking along a shallow wash near Abiquiu, New Mexico one afternoon and noticing some flakes of what looked like...

Pakistan scientists ‘find 1.1 million year-old stegodon tusk’

A team of Pakistani researchers claims to have unearthed a 1.1 million-year-old stegodon tusk in the central province of Punjab, potentially shedding new light...

Mammoth bones uncovered at Oregon State University

On Saturdays in the fall, cleats pound the turf at Reser Stadium at Oregon State University. But new evidence dug up during an expansion...

Bones of hunted mammoth show early human presence in Arctic

The remains of a mammoth that was hunted down about 45,000 years ago have revealed the earliest known evidence of humans in the Arctic. Marks...

Mammoths might have declined due to mineral starvation

At the end of the Pleistocene, mammoths of Northern Eurasia used to experience chronic mineral hunger. They became extinct due to geochemical stress arising...

Research backs human role in extinction of mammoths, other mammals

Radiocarbon analysis of the decline and extinction of large mammals in the Americas lends support to the idea that hunting by humans led to...

Shift in weaning age supports hunting-induced extinction of Siberian woolly mammoths

Chemical clues about weaning age embedded in the tusks of juvenile Siberian woolly mammoths suggest that hunting, rather than climate change, was the primary...

Washtenaw County mammoth find hints at role of early humans

An ancient mammoth unearthed in a farmer's field southwest of Ann Arbor this week may provide clues about the lives of early humans in...

Mammoth remains, as far as the eye can see

Ice Age paleontologist Prof. Dr. Ralf-Dietrich Kahlke of the Senckenberg Research Station for Quaternary Paleontology in Weimar recorded the maximum geographic distribution of the...

Ancient mammoth remains found in Switzerland

Mammoth remains that could be around 20,000 years old have been discovered at a building site in central Switzerland, a local official said Friday. "It's...

Mammoths killed by abrupt climate change

New research has revealed abrupt warming, that closely resembles the rapid human-made warming occurring today, has repeatedly played a key role in mass extinction...

First comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome completed

The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt to life in the arctic. Mammoth...

Mammoths Reached the California Channel Islands Much Earlier Than Previously Thought

Recently, U.S. Geological Survey researchers and partners working in California’s Channel Islands National Park discovered mammoth remains in uplifted marine deposits that date to...

Mammoth genomes provide recipe for creating Arctic elephants

Unlike their elephant cousins, woolly mammoths were creatures of the cold, with long hairy coats, thick layers of fat and small ears that kept...

Researchers map genomes of woolly mammoths, raising possibility of bringing them...

An international team of researchers has sequenced the nearly complete genome of two Siberian woolly mammoths -- revealing the most complete picture to date...

How Ice Age climate change led to the extinction of mammoths...

"The answers to extinction, survival and evolution are right here in the dirt," says University of Cincinnati Quaternary science researcher Ken Tankersley, associate professor...

Study casts doubt on mammoth-killing cosmic impact

Rock soil droplets formed by heating most likely came from Stone Age house fires and not from a disastrous cosmic impact 12,900 years ago, according...

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