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SMP 3/27/10 | The Inside Story on Lyuba, a Baby Woolly Mammoth from Siberia | Speaker: Daniel Fisher

Saturday, March 27, 2010
12:00 AM
170 & 182 Dennison Building

Speaker: Professor Daniel Fisher (Paleontology)

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.