Owner lets museum to dig up Seattle mammoth tusk
The fate of the mammoth tusk found at a construction site in downtown Seattle this week was entirely up to the landowner, a national expert said Thursday.
Museum hopes to excavate Seattle mammoth tusk
Paleontologists from the University of Washington hope to move an ice age mammoth tusk uncovered in a Seattle neighborhood to a museum on campus.
Study shows flowers powered the woolly mammoth
The Ice Age home of the woolly mammoth was carpeted in a sea of flowers that nourished the mega-beasts tens of thousands of years ago, according to new University of Alberta research.
DNA reveals new clues: Why did mammoths die out?
Why did mammoths and other large mammals of the tundra suddenly become extinct some 10,000 years ago? It's a question that has divided scientists over the years. Now researchers from Lund University in Sweden ...
What our frozen past tells us about the Ice Age diet of the woolly mammoth
Research into 50,000 years of arctic vegetation has identified the plant life that sustained giant Ice Age animals such as the woolly mammoth.
Scientists highlight the resurrection of extinct animals as both a strong possibility and a major potential conservation
(Phys.org) —Scientists from across the world have "scanned the horizon" in order to identify potentially significant medium and long-term threats to conservation efforts.
New research will allow more reliable dating of major past events
Academics have developed a new method which will allow key past events to be dated more accurately.
High-tech research in the high Sierra
As the legend holds, a violent escape from Nevada State Prison in 1871 concluded in a true-life Wild West shootout in California, not far from Mammoth Mountain. The immediate surroundings were renamed accordingly—Convict ...
Who was eating salmon 45,000 years ago in the Caucasus?
Why did anatomically modern humans replace Neandertals in Europe around 40,000 years ago?
New study points finger at climate in mammoth's demise
A wide-ranging probe into woolly mammoths has added to evidence that the towering tusker was wiped out by climate change, scientists said on Wednesday.
Researchers search for link between mammoth bones, early hunters
Researchers at the University of Kansas have been digging for clues that would tie the remains of a 15,500-year-old mammoth discovered in west-central Kansas with prehistoric human artifacts found nearby.
Elephant tooth evolution rooted in grass
Once they developed a taste for grass, the ancestors of today's elephants swiftly broadened their leaf-only diet and placed their progeny on a new evolutionary track, a study said Wednesday.
Russian scientists make rare find of 'blood' in mammoth
Russian scientists claimed Wednesday they have discovered blood in the carcass of a woolly mammoth, adding that the rare find could boost their chances of cloning the prehistoric animal.
Comprehensive analysis of impact spherules supports theory of cosmic impact 12,800 years ago
About 12,800 years ago when the Earth was warming and emerging from the last ice age, a dramatic and anomalous event occurred that abruptly reversed climatic conditions back to near-glacial state. According ...