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mastodon megafauna
2014-12-03 05:26:11

There is a disconnect in our current knowledge about the American mastodon (Mammut americanum) between what we know of their preferred habitat and the age estimates of fossils.

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2014-07-24 04:48:42

A new study from the University of Cincinnati, led by assistant professor of geology and anthropology Brooke Crowley, reveals that ancient proboscideans were likely year-round residents and not nomadic migrants as previously thought.

Early Humans May Have Preyed On Elephant Ancestor Gomphothere
2014-07-15 12:58:30

Gomphotheres, genetic relatives of the elephant, were thought to have roamed North America and gone extinct long before humans reach the continent. But, according to a new study, researchers have uncovered evidence that North America’s earliest humans may have preyed on the ancient mammals.

Young Boy Accidentally Finds Fossilized Tooth Of Ancient Mastodon
2014-04-22 11:23:43

Mothers often tell their kids not to pick up any strange objects, but one young boy from Michigan is probably glad he doesn’t follow that advice. Phillip Stoll, a 9-year-old boy from Windsor Township, Michigan, was playing in a creek...

Construction Workers Unearth 10,000-Year-Old Mammoth Tusk
2014-02-13 10:46:27

A rare, 10,000-year-old mammoth tusk has been discovered by a group of construction workers at a private construction site in the south Lake Union region of Seattle. The workers stopped working when their digging unearthed the intact fossil dating back to the Ice Age.

Bringing Extinct Animals Back To Life
2013-03-15 04:45:55

The idea of bringing woolly mammoths and saber tooth cats back from the dead has been a popular one, and this concept of "de-extinction" is the focus for National Geographic's cover for its April issue.

2013-02-20 23:00:50

JH Exteriors is a sponsor of the 2013 Mastodon Fair, Hillsboro, MO. Jefferson county, MO (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 Event: Mastodon Fair Premier, March

Mammoth Tooth Unearthed In California
2012-09-14 04:25:01

How did your Monday at work go? Mine was pretty much the same as every Monday. Not so for Brandon Valasik in San Francisco, however.

Smallest Ever Mammoth Species Identified
2012-05-09 10:12:56

Researchers at London's Natural History Museum have discovered the smallest species of mammoth to ever roam the Earth -- a dwarf version of the ancient creature that was approximately the size of a modern baby Asian or African elephant.


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