mammoths

HOTY2017

This Ecologist Finds Clues to Anthropocene Survival in Ice Age Extinctions

Whether she’s reconstructing the Pleistocene world or advocating for a more inclusive science community, Jacquelyn Gill is all about interdisciplinary approaches.
Becky Ferreira
1.26.18
Florida

Ancient Floridians Butchered Mastodons and Maybe Kept Pet Dogs

Archaeologists found a 14,500-year-old underwater site that rewrites history.
Bryson Masse
5.13.16
Alaska

New Evidence Suggests Early Humans Hunted America's Large Mammals to Extinction

“Compared to other animals we have a disproportionately heavy hand, and a huge impact.”
Kari Paul
10.26.15
News

A Michigan Farmer Found a Near-Complete Mammoth Skeleton in His Field

The animal may have been killed, butchered, and stored by humans some 11,000 to 15,000 years ago.
Becky Ferreira
10.2.15
Cloning the Woolly Mammoth

The Mission to Clone the Woolly Mammoth

Whether or not we can clone a mammoth is the simpler question. The big one is: should we?
Ben Makuch and Xavier Aaronson
4.8.15
Cloning the Woolly Mammoth

Watch the Trailer for Motherboard's Documentary 'Cloning the Woolly Mammoth'

South Korean scientists hope to resurrect the prehistoric woolly mammoth using cloning technology and the flesh of perfectly preserved specimen once buried in Northern Siberia.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.1.15
DNA

The Plan to Bring Back Extinct Animals, Without Cloning

Some 'rewilding' efforts are looking at living species to bring back extinct animals like the ancient aurochs.
Victoria Turk
9.11.14
wonderful

Two Mammoth Calf "Mummies" Made for Great 3D Models

A CT scanner revealed the baby mammoths still had milk in their stomachs when they died.
Ben Richmond
7.10.14
dogs

Early Mankind's Secret Weapon for Slaying Mammoths? Dogs

Today, you and your dog just stroll through the neighborhood. But once upon a time, the man-dog team ruled prehistory.
Ben Richmond
5.30.14
Motherboard Blog

A Century of Finding Awesome Dead Things at the La Brea Tar Pits

Dire wolves, saber-tooth cats, and mammoths, oh my.
Lex Berko
10.28.13