Online event features new mammoth research
Date: August 20, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.
The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre will host an online event this Friday to discuss new UAF-led research that examined the life of a woolly mammoth in Alaska during the Ice Age.
Scientists gathered unprecedented details of the mammoth’s life through analysis of a 17,000-year-old fossil from the University of Alaska Museum of the North. By generating and studying isotopic data in the mammoth’s tusk, they were able to match its movements and diet with isotopic maps of the region.
UAF professor Matthew Wooller, the director of the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility, was senior and co-lead author of the paper. The study is highlighted on the cover of the new issue of the journal Science.