Mammoth Hair

Medium Bundle

 

Age- 10,000 - 30,000 Years Old

Discovered - Siberia, Yakutia

 

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The Woolly Mammoth

 

 

Preservation of the hair is due to the permanently frozen ground (permafrost) in which it was discovered.

Woolly mammoth also called the Tundra Mammoth, was a species of mammoth that disappeared at the end of the Pleistocene (8,000 B.C).

Woolly mammoths had several adaptations to the cold, most famously the thick layer of shaggy hair, up to 1 meter in length, with a fine underwool, for which the Woolly Mammoth is named.

The coats were similar to those of muskoxen, and it is likely mammoths molted in summer.

 

 

The woolly mammoth is a species of mammoth that lived during the Pleistocene until its extinction in the Holocene epoch. It was one of the last in a line of mammoth species, beginning with Mammuthus subplanifrons in the early Pliocene. The woolly mammoth began to diverge from the steppe mammoth about 800,000 years ago in East Asia. Its closest extant relative is the Asian elephant. The appearance and behavior of this species are among the best-studied of any prehistoric animal because of the discovery of frozen carcasses in Siberia and Alaska, as well as skeletons, teeth, stomach contents, dung, and depiction from life in prehistoric cave paintings. Mammoth remains had long been known in Asia before they became known to Europeans in the 17th century. The origin of these remains was long a matter of debate and often explained as being remains of legendary creatures. The mammoth was identified as an extinct species of elephant by Georges Cuvier in 1796.

 

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