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  • Lost World Shropshire? Mammoths In England Found To Be Most Recent Yet

    06/18/2009 4:06:52 AM PDT · by decimon · 36 replies · 676+ views
    Scientific Blogging ^ | June 17th 2009 | News Staff
    > "Mammoths are conventionally believed to have become extinct in North Western Europe about 21,000 years ago during the main ice advance, known as the 'Last Glacial Maximum'" said Lister. "Our new radiocarbon dating of the Condover mammoths changes that, by showing that mammoths returned to Britain and survived until around 14,000 years ago." >
  • University of Florida: Epic carving on fossil bone found in Vero Beach

    06/04/2009 8:15:37 AM PDT · by BGHater · 50 replies · 2,688+ views
    Vero Beach 32963 ^ | 04 June 2009 | SANDRA RAWLS
    In what a top Florida anthropologist is calling “the oldest, most spectacular and rare work of art in the Americas,” an amateur Vero Beach fossil hunter has found an ancient bone etched with a clear image of a walking mammoth or mastodon. According to leading experts from the University of Florida, the remarkable find demonstrates with new and startling certainty that humans coexisted with prehistoric animals more than 12,000 years ago in this fossil- rich region of the state. No similar carved figure has ever been authenticated in the United States, or anywhere in this hemisphere. The brown, mineral-hardened bone...
  • Waking the Baby Mammoth

    04/17/2009 11:08:33 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 1,486+ views
    Only a handful have ever been found before. But none like her. Her name is Lyuba. A 1-month-old baby mammoth, she walked the tundra about 40,000 years ago and then died mysteriously. Discovered by a reindeer herder, she miraculously re-appeared on a riverbank in northwestern Siberia in 2007. She is the most perfectly preserved woolly mammoth ever discovered. And she has mesmerized the scientific world with her arrival - creating headlines across the globe. Everyone wants to know... how did she die? What can she tell us about life during the ice age and the Earth's changing climate? Will scientists...
  • Six North American sites hold 12,900-year-old nanodiamond-rich soil

    01/02/2009 10:44:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies · 1,155+ views ^ | 01-01-2009 | Source: University of Oregon in Nanotechnology / Materials
    Abundant tiny particles of diamond dust exist in sediments dating to 12,900 years ago at six North American sites, adding strong evidence for Earth's impact with a rare swarm of carbon-and-water-rich comets or carbonaceous chondrites, reports a nine-member scientific team. These nanodiamonds, which are produced under high-temperature, high-pressure conditions created by cosmic impacts and have been found in meteorites, are concentrated in similarly aged sediments at Murray Springs, Ariz., Bull Creek, Okla., Gainey, Mich., and Topper, S.C., as well as Lake Hind, Manitoba, and Chobot, Alberta, in Canada. Nanodiamonds can be produced on Earth, but only through high-explosive detonations or...
  • Volunteers uncovers 58th Mammoth at the Mammoth Site (Hot Springs, SD)

    07/29/2008 1:28:53 AM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 16 replies · 139+ views
    RapidCityJournal ^ | Friday, July 25, 2008 | Mary Garrigan
    HOT SPRINGS -- Joanne Bugel is happy to be the Earthwatch volunteer who uncovered the 115th tusk at the Mammoth Site and moved the popular Hot Springs tourist site’s mammoth tally to 58. [snip] This group has been a particularly productive bunch, said crew chief Don Morris. [snip] Bones unearthed by 2008 Earthwatch volunteers include: three tusks, a tooth, a patella, six ribs, a fibula, four vertebra and assorted other bones. Neteal Graves, 18, of Kaycee, Wyo., also unearthed some coprolite – [snip] Graves has the Mammoth Site in her bloodline. In 1974, her mother, Cheri Graves, was a college...
  • "Lyuba" Gives Scientists Glimpse Of Mammoth Insides

    04/10/2008 3:48:48 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 442+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-10-2008 | Dmitry Solovyov
    "Lyuba" gives scientists glimpse of mammoth insides By Dmitry Solovyov Thu Apr 10, 1:07 PM ETReuters Photo: The carcass of the 4-month-old mammoth, known to researchers as Lyuba, is seen on an... MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian scientists say they have obtained the most detailed pictures so far of the insides of a prehistoric animal, with the help of a baby mammoth called Lyuba found immaculately preserved in the Russian Arctic. The mammoth is named after the wife of the hunter who found her last year. The body was shipped back to Russia in February from Japan, where it was studied...
  • Climate Change And Human Hunting Combine To Drive The Woolly Mammoth Extinct

    04/01/2008 12:57:30 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 89+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-1-2008 | PLoS Biology
    Climate Change And Human Hunting Combine To Drive The Woolly Mammoth ExtinctWoolly mammoths were driven to extinction by climate change and human impacts. (Credit: Mauricio Anton) ScienceDaily (Apr. 1, 2008) — Does the human species have mammoth blood on its hands" Scientists have long debated the relative importance of hunting by our ancestors and change in global climate in consigning the mammoth to the history books. A new paper uses climate models and fossil distribution to establish that the woolly mammoth went extinct primarily because of loss of habitat due to changes in temperature, while human hunting acted as the...
  • Trade in mammoth ivory, helped by global thaw, flourishes in Russia

    03/26/2008 5:00:22 PM PDT · by BGHater · 37 replies · 1,749+ views
    IHT ^ | 25 Mar 2008 | Andrew E. Kramer
    NOVY URENGOI, Russia: As Viktor Seliverstov works in his makeshift studio in this hardscrabble Siberian town he is enveloped in a cloud of ivory dust. His electric carving tool whirrs over the milky surface of teeth and tusks, as he whittles them into key fobs, knife handles and scrimshaw figurines. But these are not whale bones or walrus tusks he is working on. The ivory in this part of the world comes from the remains of extinct woolly mammoths, as they emerge from the tundra where they have been frozen for thousands of years. It is a traditional Russian business...
  • Cause Of Death Of Russian Baby Mammoth Discovered

    03/20/2008 3:15:56 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 1,536+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-20-2008 | Informnauka (Informscience) Agency.
    Cause Of Death Of Russian Baby Mammoth Discovered ScienceDaily (Mar. 20, 2008) — On September 27, 2004, the front part of a baby mammoth’s body was found in Olchan mine in the Oimyakon Region of Yakutia. Specialists of the Museum of Mammoth of the Institute of Applied Ecology of the North, Academy of Sciences of Sakha Republic (Yakutia), have been thoroughly studying the finding and they have published the first outcomes. There remained only the head, part of the proboscis, the neck area and part of the breast of the baby mammoth’s body. The body is practically cut off behind...
  • The Mystery Of Mammoth Tusks With Iron Fillings

    03/08/2008 2:03:28 PM PST · by blam · 99 replies · 2,731+ views
    Alaska Report News ^ | 3-5-2008 | Ned Rozell
    The mystery of mammoth tusks with iron fillings By By Ned RozellMarch 5, 2008 A giant meteor may have exploded over Alaska thousands of years ago, shooting out metal fragments like buckshot, some of which embedded in the tusks of woolly mammoths and the horns of bison. Simultaneously, a large chunk of the meteor hit Alaska south of Allakaket, sending up a dust cloud that blacked out the sun over the entire state and surrounding areas, killing most of the life in the area. Embedded iron particles surrounded by carbonized rings in the outer layer of a mammoth tusk from...
  • Mammoth Hunters' Camp Site Found In Russia's Far East (15KYA)

    11/13/2007 2:48:56 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 401+ views
    Novosti ^ | 11-12-2007
    Mammoth hunters' camp site found in Russia's Far East 13:02 | 12/ 11/ 2007 KHABAROVSK, November 12 (RIA Novosti) - Archaeologists have found a 15,000 year-old hunters' camp site from the Paleolithic era near Lake Evoron in Russia's Far East, a source in the Khabarovsk archaeology museum said on Monday. "The site dates back to the end of the Ice Age, a period which is poorly studied" Andrei Malyavin, chief of the museum's archaeology department said. "That is why any new site from this period is a discovery in itself." The site, found during a 2007 archaeological expedition to Lake...
  • Ancient drawing of mammoth found in Cheddar caves

    11/02/2007 8:50:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies · 3,636+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | August 15, 2007 | University of Bristol
    Jill Cook, Deputy Keeper in the Department said: "Had I been shown this outline of a mammoth during a visit to one of the well known cave art sites in France or Spain, I would have nodded and been able to accept it in the context of other more obvious pictures. At Gough's, or anywhere in England, it is not so easy. Cave art is so rare here that we must always question and test to make sure we are getting it right. Opinions on this may differ but we do seem to be looking at an area of ancient...
  • Mammoth graveyard may someday be open to public

    09/20/2007 6:21:38 AM PDT · by Dysart · 49 replies · 199+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 9-20-07 | R.A. DYER
    WACO -- Not far from modest suburban homes in the middle of some thick Texas woods lies a secret boneyard.Surrounded by a tall chain-link fence and covered by what looks like a red-and-white circus tent, the site contains the remains of towering monsters. Remains of at least 25 mammoths, signs of a big saber-toothed cat and a long extinct camel have been found at the site.This is the Waco Mammoth Site, a collection of prehistoric fossils embedded in the dirt not far from the Bosque River. The site could be a potent educational resource if it were not off-limits to...
  • Mammoth Discovery

    07/11/2007 4:17:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 55 replies · 1,634+ views ^ | 7-11-07 | Cnn
    A mammoth that died 10,000 years ago was unearthed in Siberia.
  • Freep a Poll! (CNN. Should scientists clone a mammoth if DNA available?)

    07/11/2007 3:58:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies · 343+ views ^ | 7-11-07 | Cnn
    Should scientists try to clone a mammoth if DNA is obtained from remains found in Siberia? Yes No
  • Frozen baby mammoth to be sent to Japan for research(near-perfect preservation: photo)

    07/10/2007 1:48:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 84 replies · 4,449+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 07/06/07
    Frozen baby mammoth to be sent to Japan for research (Kyodo) _ A frozen mammoth found recently in Russia in unprecedented good condition is set to be sent to a Japanese university for examination, several experts told Kyodo News on Friday. The mammoth, thought to be a six-month-old female, was found in the best state of preservation among all frozen mammoths ever recovered, said the experts. "The mammoth has no defects except that its tail was bit off," said Alexei Tikhonov, vice director of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. "In terms of its state of preservation,...
  • 35,000-Year -Old Mammoth Sculpture Found In Germany

    06/20/2007 3:48:04 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,515+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 6-20-2007
    35,000-Year-Old Mammoth Sculpture Found in Germany In southwestern Germany, an American archaeologist and his German colleagues have found the oldest mammoth-ivory carving known to modern science. And even at 35,000 years old, it's still intact. The 35,000-year-old mammoth figurine was revealed on Wednesday. REUTERS Archaeologists at the University of Tübingen have recovered the first entirely intact woolly mammoth figurine from the Swabian Jura, a 220-meter long plateau in the state of Baden-Württemberg, thought to have been made by the first modern humans some 35,000 years ago. It is believed to be the oldest ivory carving ever found. "You can be...
  • Ancient DNA Traces The Wooly Mammoth's Disappearance

    06/11/2007 10:35:44 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 1,273+ views
    Psysorg ^ | 6-7-2007
    Ancient DNA traces the woolly mammoth's disappearanceSome ancient-DNA evidence has offered new clues to a very cold case: the disappearance of the last woolly mammoths, one of the most iconic of all Ice Age giants, according to a June 7th report published online in Current Biology. DNA lifted from the bones, teeth, and tusks of the extinct mammoths revealed a “genetic signature” of a range expansion after the last interglacial period. After the mammoths’ migration, the population apparently leveled off, and one of two lineages died out. “In combination with the results on other species, a picture is emerging of...
  • Experts doubt Clovis people were first in Americas

    02/23/2007 9:34:17 AM PST · by george76 · 100 replies · 1,975+ views
    yahoo...Reuters ^ | Feb 22 | Will Dunham
    The Clovis people, known for their distinctive spear points, likely were not the first humans in the Americas, according to research placing their presence as more recent than previously believed. Using advanced radiocarbon dating techniques, researchers writing in the journal Science on Thursday said the Clovis people, hunters of large Ice Age animals like mammoths and mastodons, dated from about 13,100 to 12,900 years ago. That would make the Clovis culture, known from artifacts discovered at various sites including the town of Clovis, New Mexico, both younger and shorter-lived than previously thought. Previous estimates had dated the culture to about...
  • Fla. teen stumbles upon mammoth tooth

    02/21/2007 8:03:15 PM PST · by george76 · 73 replies · 2,109+ views
    yahoo ^ | Feb 20 | ap
    archaeologists say could be the biggest fossil find in Pinellas County in nearly a century... The jaw and tooth weigh 65 pounds and are about a yard long. Sarti-Sweeney took the bones home and, after some online research with her older brother, determined the football-sized rock was actually the tooth of a long-extinct mammoth. Paleontology and archaeology experts have confirmed the find, and recent digging at the site has turned up teeth and bones from a second mammoth, giant sloths, camels, turtles with shells up to 6-feet-long, saber-toothed cats and giant armadillos the size of Volkswagen Beetles. Scientists believe the...