February 18, 2011
University of Michigan
"Lyuba: A Spectacular
Baby Woolly Mammoth from Northwest Siberia"
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.