|MadSci Network: Zoology|
Hello, Marguerite. I will try to answer some of your questions, but I may not be able to answer all of them, since they are lost in history. The last wooly mammoths apparently lived -- and then died -- on Wrangel Island, near Siberia: The approximate date of extinction was about 1700 BC (3700 years ago): http://www.stn2.net/pagesl1/story2/ltips.html There is evidence of people hunting wooly mammoths about 11,000 years ago, in the United States and Canada, and Siberia and some other parts of Europe. The bones of the mammoth were used to construct houses, and there are pictures of mammoths on cave walls, and carvings on antlers. Humans hunting mammoth's might have been a contributing factor in their extinction, but the changing climate was probably a bigger factor. You can read more about mammoths, and their extinction, at the following websites: http://rbcm1.rbcm.gov.bc.ca/discover/ds24295/index_fs.html http://rbcm1.rbcm.gov.bc.ca/discover/ds24395/index_fs.html http://rbcm1.rbcm.gov.bc.ca/discover/ds24395/4-grave.html http://www.amnh.org/science/expeditions/siberia/ http://trinculo.educ.sfu.ca/jot/wooly.html Oh - here is a picture of a wooly mammoth: ...and, here are some peanuts!
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