CATEGORY: Ice Age
Scientists Say They Could Bring Back Woolly Mammoths Within Two Years
February 17, 2017

A team of scientists working on the “de-extinction” of the woolly mammoth say they are on the brink of resurrecting the prehistoric species, in a revised form. Read More

New Study Refutes Theory of How Humans Populated North America
August 10, 2016

A new study has challenged the popular theory that the first Ice-Age humans who migrated to North America arrived by a land bridge connecting Siberia to Alaska. Read More

New DNA Research Sheds New Light on Ice Age Europe
May 5, 2016

A new study of the genetic codes of Ice Age Europeans has given scientists insight into some 40,000 years of prehistory. Read More

1,500-Year-Old “Little Ice Age” May Have Altered the Course of History
February 10, 2016

A new study has proposed a link between a 1,500-year-old global cooling event and a period of prolonged social strife that included plagues, famine and the collapse of empires. Read More

Giant Ape Went Extinct Rather Than Adapt its Diet
January 7, 2016

The mysterious ape Gigantopithecus, which roamed Earth some 100,000 years ago, went extinct after climate change made its preferred diet of forest fruit unsustainable. Read More

DNA From Ice Age Babies Provides Clues to Earliest North American Settlement
October 29, 2015

Analysis of the DNA of two infants buried at an ancient Alaskan fishing campsite 11,500 years ago suggests a more complex picture of early North America. Read More

Michigan Farmer Digs Up Woolly Mammoth Bones in Field
October 7, 2015

A Michigan farmer reaped a startling harvest last week when he unearthed the partial skeleton of a prehistoric mammoth in his wheat field. Read More

Were Humans Responsible for Killing Off the Wooly Mammoth?
August 18, 2015

According to a new statistical study, mankind—not climate change—was the driving force behind the extinction of prehistoric behemoths like the wooly mammoth and the saber-toothed tiger. Read More

Can Scientists Clone a Woolly Mammoth? Should They?
November 19, 2014

Scientists seeking to clone the long-extinct woolly mammoth may have found the best hope yet of achieving their controversial goal. Read More

X-rays Provide Glimpse Into Short Lives of Baby Mammoths
July 9, 2014

X-ray scans of two baby mammoth skeletons found in Siberia help reveal in startling detail how the Ice Age animals lived and died. Read More