Saturday Morning Physics
The Inside Story on Lyuba, a Baby Woolly Mammoth from Siberia


Mar
27
2010

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  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 03/27/2010
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Description:

    In May 2007, nomadic Nenets reindeer herders in northwest Siberia found the frozen body of a woolly mammoth calf. This specimen, subsequently dated to about 42,000 years ago, is better preserved than any previously discovered mammoth. Analyses of her internal anatomy yield new information on the biology of mammoths and validate methods currently in use to study the causes of mammoth extinction.