Holocene dwarf mammoths from Wrangel Island in the Siberian Arctic

  title={Holocene dwarf mammoths from Wrangel Island in the Siberian Arctic},
  author={Sergey Vartanyan and V. E. Garutt and Andrei V. Sher},
THE cause of extinction of the woolly mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius (Blumenbach), is still debated. A major environmental change at the Pleistocene–Holocene boundary, hunting by early man, or both together are among the main explanations that have been suggested. But hardly anyone has doubted that mammoths had become extinct everywhere by around 9,500 years before present (BP). We report here new discoveries on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean that force this view to be revised. Along with… CONTINUE READING
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