10 ago. 2016

The St. Paul Island Mammoths Nearly Survived into the Bronze Age -- But What Finally Drove Them into Extinction?

When we think of woolly mammoths, what typically comes to mind is the classic hairy pachyderm that inhabited what is now Siberia's tundra, megafauna that went extinct shortly after the end of the Pleistocene, nearly 12,000 years ago. But a number of mammoth species survived for thousands of years into the current era, including a colony of mammoths on Russia's Wrangel Island that did not disappear until 1650 BC.

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