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November 25, 2019

Comparison of modern elephants and mammoths

An exhibit at the University of Nebraska State Museum's Elephant Hall highlights the differences in modern elephants (left) and mammoths (middle and right). Pictured left to right: an African elephant; an Asian elephant with juvenile; a dwarf mammoth; Archie, a Columbian mammoth; and a Jefferson mammoth.

Learn more about National Science Foundation-supported research (grants DEB 1555525, DEB 1257625 and EAR 1151022) showing recent human relatives may have hunted large mammal species like mammoths at least 90,000 years earlier than previously thought in the NSF News From the Field story Unprecedented wave of large mammal extinctions linked to ancient humans. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Nov. 21, 2019)

Credit: Troy Fedderson/University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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