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Old 03-28-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Texas
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"They examined the DNA of multiple samples and they showed that by having a constant size population, the Wrangel Island mammoths were not just doomed to die.



"Something happened to kill all of them - but what that is we do not know yet. That is the next step," he said.

Possibly disease?
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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I would say probably hunted to extinction.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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I would say probably hunted to extinction.
"This suggests that the final extinction was caused by a rapid change in the mammoths' environment, such as the arrival of humans or a change in climate, rather than a gradual decline in population size," the study concludes.

Dr Dalen said further investigation focusing on finding the last few woolly mammoths was needed but added: "If humans hunted them to extinction, I would expect us to find evidence of that. I'm personally leaning towards environmental change."


Still, it is possible. They are not done with their studies, though.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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I think that Geophysicist Dr Allen West has done a very good job in showing (providing numerous evidence) that a killer comet (Clovis Comet) exploded over the Great Lakes region around 10,900 B.C. which killed off most of the large fauna on the North American continent e.g. Giant Cave Bears, Saber Tooth Tigers, American Lions, Giant Sloths, Dire Wolves, Mastadons and Wooley Mammoths including the inhabiting humans at that time the Clovis People. It also effected the European continent back then as well although to a far lesser extent.

I think that the last of the mammoths on earth on Wrangle Island must have surely been hunted to extinction by the expanding Siberians around 1600 b.c.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:35 AM
 
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This was posted reciently as i hope that they're successful as how cool would it be to see a creature that only ancient stone age humans in the northern hemisphere had witnessed.

Woolly mammoth to walk Earth again as Russians ship Siberian remains to Korean cloning scientist | Mail Online
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