In 1951, the Explorers Club allegedly served a frozen woolly mammoth to its members--but is that really true? Researchers use DNA testing to discover the truth behind the original exotic feast of this secret society.
A study of life and extinctions among woolly mammoths and other ice-age animals suggests that interconnected habitats can help Arctic mammal species survive environmental changes. The study went online Nov. 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences "Early Edition." read more
Natural changes in the prehistoric landscape may have made it harder for mammoths to find bone-supporting minerals.
The brittle, broken bones of woolly mammoths could help explain their mysterious disappearance at the end of the Ice Age
These prehistoric creatures once roamed alongside woolly mammoths.
Scientists have long wondered what caused the dramatic extinctions of many different species of animals, from woolly mammoths to saber-tooth cats, in different regions of the world 10,000 to 11,000 years ago. Some have argued that dramatic climate changes occurring around the same time, a period...
ANN ARBOR--Chemical clues about weaning age embedded in the tusks of juvenile Siberian woolly mammoths suggest that hunting, rather than climate change, was the primary cause of the elephant-like animal's extinction. Woolly mammothsShow More Summary
Russian scientists are working with cloning experts in South Korea to resurrect the extinct woolly mammoth. The scientists hope to find living cells on a piece of 10,000 year old mammoth skin found preserved in permafrost. If living cells are found, the group plans to use the eggs of the woolly mammoth’s closest living relative,... Show More Summary
Russian scientists undertaking an exploratory expedition on the Lyakhovsky Islands have discovered woolly mammoth remains including skin and tusk, which they believe suitable for obtaining the DNA necessary to clone the animal.
Far Cry Primal is now official—it’s set in the prehistoric era and will feature woolly mammoths and sabre-toothed tigers, as we reported yesterday. It’ll be out on February 23, 2016 for consoles, with a PC version to follow. Read more...
A farmer digging in a Michigan soy field digs up giant bones from the Pleistocene era.
Farmer Finds Partial Woolly Mammoth Fossil in Field Farmers in certain parts of the south-west of England can occasionally turn up pieces of Ammonite fossil as they plough their fields, but a farmer from Michigan came up with an elephant-sized surprise when he and a neighbour were digging in their soya bean field. They have […]
When farmer James Bristle and his neighbor discovered a "wood-like" object while digging in his Michigan soybean field on Monday, the duo thought they had uncovered something fairly mundane. "We thought it was a bent fence post," Bristle told the Detroit Free-Press. Show More Summary
While digging in his field on Monday, Michigan farmer James Bristle found what he thought was ordinary debris in his field. After digging further, he discovered that what he had found wasn’t a fence post, but bones from a Woolly Mammoth. Read more...
A Michigan farmer has unearthed an unlikely find — an more than 11,000-year-old woolly mammoth skeleton. The Michigan farmer said he was digging in his field when he came upon the ancient remains of a butchered woolly mammoth, according to The Gawker. Show More Summary
Earlier this week, the bones of a massive woolly mammoth were uncovered outside of Detroit, Michigan. Woolly mammoth remains are a fairly common discovery among archaeologists, but this find is significant because it is one of the most complete skeletons ever found in the state. Show More Summary
He discovered the bones while digging in a soybean field.
The giant mammoth bones were found by a farmer digging in a soy field
James Bristle and a friend were digging in his southern Michigan soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post, caked with mud. Instead, it was part of a pelvis from an ancient woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago. A team of paleontologists from the University...
A team of paleontologists from the University of Michigan unearthed the remains of a woolly mammoth near Ann Arbor, Mich.