Mammoths

November 18, 2003

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A Mammoth PaintingExplore more about mammoths, mastodons, maps and teeth at this site from the Illinois State Museum.
You can also visit, What are Ice Ages? and When was the Ice Age?
http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/larson/mammuthus.html
Take a look at the real thing...Photos of Mammoth Fossils from University of Oslo, Norway.
http://www.toyen.uio.no/palmus/galleri/montre/english/mammoths_liste_e.htm

Follow a 1998 expedition team from the American Museum of Natural History as they prepare and travel to Wrangel Island, a 2000-square-mile island in the Chukchi Sea off northeastern Siberia. Woolly mammoths survived on Wrangel Island significantly longer than anywhere else on earth. The abundance and freshness of fossil remains made it the best place to start testing a theory about what killed them off. http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/expeditions/siberia.

Question clipartDid the researchers find an answer to their question? What killed the mammoths? http://sciencebulletins.amnh.org/biobulletin/biobulletin/story982.html


SkullStudy more Interesting facts about the woolly mammoth from the Utah Education Network.
http://www.uen.org/Centennial/12AdaptationA.html

Get a feeling for the great amount of time the earth has been in existence with:

Simplified Geologic Timeline http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/NH_Zoo_Magnet/mammoth/mammoth_timeline.html

Geologic Timeline from San Diego Natural History Museum and more about Mammoths
http://www.sdnhm.org/fieldguide/fossils/mammoth.html

For history of the connection between mammoths and early humans visit:

Simon Fraser University, Mammoths and People http://www.sfu.ca/archaeology/museum/mammoths/mam&peop.htm


At The Mammoth Site , tour the world's largest woolly mammoth research facility clipart - wow(archaeological site, that is) in Hot Springs, South Dakota, where a dry sinkhole claimed the lives of mammoths and other Ice Age animals 26,000 years ago. Watch an active paleontological dig and view Ice Age fossils exhibited in-situ. http://www.mammothsite.com/

Yukon Beringia Interpretative Center
Berengia is the wide grassy tundra now comprising Alaska, Yukon, and part of the Northwest Territories. Home to the first human in North America and, the plant life there supported the woolly mammoth and other extinct species.http://www.beringia.com/

Check out The Kid's Corner, too.

Skull


Take a look at a cross section of a tusk and a video about mammoths
http://sciencebulletins.amnh.org/biobulletin/biobulletin/story981.html.

Have fun looking at these photos of mammoths bones and become familiar with the theories of why mammoths became extinct http://www.sfu.ca/archaeology/museum/mammoths/mam&mast.htm

Test your knowledge:
Follow the evolution of mammoths from a small pig-like animal to a furry elephant at Seven Steppes to a Woollier Mammoth.

Then head to the Mammoth Migration Map. http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/woollymammoth/

Especially for Teachers:

The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center Teacher Forum provides activities about the tundra and mammoths. http://www.beringia.com/04/04maina.html
 

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