Research Features

Woolly Mammoth Tusks Provide Chemical Clues About Extinction

Chemical clues about weaning age embedded in the tusks of juvenile Siberian woolly mammoths suggest that hunting, rather than climate change, was the primary cause of the elephant-like animal's extinction. By Daniel Fisher and Michael Cherney.  Full story here.

Short lives, violent deaths: Two CT-scanned Siberian mammoth calves

University of Michigan Press

The Snake that Ate the Dinosaur

by Elizabeth Wason

Evolution of Whales from Land to Sea

by Dr. Philip Gingerich