Quantcast

Latest Pleistocene extinctions Stories

87baa75d6a2fb114c419b1bc301a6764
2009-10-04 14:04:07

An infant woolly mammoth that has been frozen for 40,000 years in the Siberian permafrost is so well preserved that there are still traces of her mother's milk in her stomach.

2009-10-01 11:27:46

An almost fully preserved woolly mammoth discovered in Siberia will makes its U.S.

2009-07-18 19:50:03

A mastodon tooth more than 8 inches long turned up on a stream bank in Wisconsin, state officials say. Cale Severson, a Department of Natural Resources employee, discovered the huge tooth while working on a trout habitat project in Grant County in southeastern Wisconsin, the department said Friday. What Severson calls the find of a lifetime came as he examined rocks that had been dumped by flooding. I noticed something really odd in that pile -- seeing just two of the five cusps -- and...

2009-07-16 09:50:00

The use of tools by hominins - the primate group which includes humans (Homo) and chimpanzees and bonobos (Pan) - has been extensively researched by archaeologists and primatologists, both of who manifest the relevance of tool-use in understanding technology and the origins of human behavior.

76f5965f09695b421e67ddcd0e4c56741
2009-07-10 07:35:00

Scientists have recently unearthed the fossilized remains of four woolly mammoths in a southern province of Spain, lending support to theories that the last great Ice Age reached much further south than paleontologists had previously thought.

2009-07-08 12:27:22

Workers preparing for an expansion of a San Antonio medical center have found pieces of mastodon bones that most likely predate humans, archaeologists say. The bones were found at the site of a $556 million expansion of Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, the San Antonio Express-News reported Wednesday. There was no evidence of human association with the bones, Fort Sam Spokesman Phil Reidinger said.

02cb7ef97f6996c42a01d2b5be2023c91
2009-06-18 11:10:00

According to new radiocarbon dating evidence, woolly mammoths lived in Britain as recently as 14,000 years ago.

57af0e184a3afacaa9db4c927ee545a71
2009-06-03 15:05:00

Local media reported on Wednesday that a finely preserved skeleton of a mammoth believed to be around one million years old was uncovered near an archaeological site in eastern Serbia.

2009-05-20 13:23:00

BURLINGTON, Vt., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mammut Sports Group USA, providers of Swiss quality alpine gear and apparel, recently announced The Mammut Shoe Chase, a summer-long geo-caching contest to promote their recently launched Spring 2009 line of footwear.

1ebd1e60da275b345b848c9ed72e37b81
2009-05-11 13:40:00

Researchers discovered 40 strands of fossilized hair inside samples of fossilized dung from a cave in South Africa that was used by brown hyenas.


Latest Pleistocene extinctions Reference Libraries

Australopithecus garhi
2013-11-29 11:38:51

Australopithecus garhi is a gracile australopithecine species whose fossils were discovered in 1996 by a research team led by Ethiopian paleontologist Berhane Asfaw ad Tim White, an American paleontologist. The remains are believed to be a human ancestor species and most likely the direct ancestor to the human genus Homo. Tim White was the scientist to find the first of the key A. garhi fossils in 1996 within the Bouri Formation found in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression....

Homo floresiensis
2013-09-16 13:06:40

Homo floresiensis Homo floresiensis, or Flores Man, nicknamed “hobbit” and “Flow”, is an extinct species in the genus Homo. The remains of an individual that would have stood about 3 feet in height were uncovered in 2003 on the island of Flores in Indonesia. Incomplete skeletons of nine individuals have been recovered, including one complete cranium. These remains have been the focus of intense research to establish whether they represent a species distinctive from modern humans....

Panthera leo spelaea
2012-11-16 15:34:04

Commonly known as the Eurasian cave lion or the European cave lion, Panthera leo spelaea is an extinct subspecies of lion. It is thought to have lived during the Pleistocene epoch, and may have lived in the Balkans in southeastern Europe until 2,000 years ago. The range of this cave lion would have included northwestern North America, Asia, and areas of Europe and would have extended from Germany, Spain, and Great Britain to the Yukon Territory. Its range also extended from Turkistan to...

Stag-Moose, Cervalces scotti
2012-05-11 12:12:45

The stag-moose (Cervalces scotti) is also known as the stag moose and was actually a deer that resembled a moose. It resided in North America during the Pleistocene era. Its range included New Jersey and Iowa, reach north from Arkansas to Southern Canada. It inhabited wetlands in these areas. This animal had long legs, a head resembling an elk, and huge, complex antlers. The stag-moose became extinct during the mass extinction of large mammals that occurred in the last Ice Age on North...

Shrub-ox, Euceratherium collinum
2012-05-10 05:18:10

The shrub-ox (Euceratherium collinum) is a close relative of the modern musk-ox, and is an extinct member of the family Bovidae. It inhabited North America during the late Pleistocene, appearing before the first bovids entered North America from Eurasia. These muskoxen became extinct approximately 11,500 years ago. The shrub-ox was very large, approximately in between the sizes of a musk-ox and an American Bison. Research done on pellets left by these oxen shows that they browsed for food...

More Articles (23 articles) »
Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.