Mammoths were first described by German scientist Johann Friedrich Blumenback in 1799. He gave the name Elephas primigenius to elephant-like bones that had been found in Europe. Both Blumenbach and...
Extinctionedit]. 16,500-year-old mammoth spear thrower from France. Most
woolly mammoth populations disappeared during the late ...
Apr 24, 2015 ... Eleftheria Palkopoulou inspects a woolly mammoth tusk to identify potential sites
for DNA sampling on Sept. 3, 2013, in the ancient DNA lab at ...
Mar 25, 2012 ... We usually think of woolly mammoths as purely Ice Age creatures. But while most
did indeed ... until 1650 BCE. So why did they finally go extinct?
Learn more about Mammoths
(Mammuthus) by exploring the links below. The woolly mammoth
is the official state fossil of Alaska , Nebraska , and Washington.
, by Bob Strauss, About.com Guide to Dinosaurs More »
The goal is not to make perfect copies of extinct woolly mammoths, but to focus
on the mammoth adaptations needed for Asian elephants to live in the cold ...
Apr 26, 2015 ... A replica of a woolly mammoth on display at the Royal British ... First, scientists
who study the genetics of extinct species have recently decoded ...
Mar 26, 2015 ... Woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) have been extinct for millennia,
with the last of the species dying out about 3,600 years ago.
Apr 22, 2012 ... Early in 2011, Japanese scientists announced that they planned to clone a
woolly mammoth within five years. The clock is ticking, but with a ...
Nov 16, 2014 ... A woolly mammoth carcass recently unearthed in Siberia could be the best hope
yet for scientists aiming to clone the massive, long-extinct ...