Rare Mammoth Bones Exhibit At University Of Michigan

Posted: Nov 1 2016, 1:19pm CDT | by , Updated: Nov 1 2016, 10:54pm CDT, in News | Latest Science News

 

Rare Mammoth Bones Exhibit at University of Michigan Highlights the 'Ufolding Process of Discovery'
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  • University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History to display an ice age mammoth
 

The mammoth remains were found and extracted from a farmer's field near Chelsea on the 1st of October, 2015.

A mammoth will soon be displayed at the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History. An entire room is being built to exhibit the mammoth remains on the fourth floor of the museum. The gallery on the floor is used for temporary exhibits.

The remains of the mammoth were found back on the 1st of October, 2015 on a farm field near Chelsea. The exhibit of the Bristle Mammoth will be open for the public on the 5th of November, 2015.

This exhibit will be quite different from others as it will leave empty space for future findings. Additional research findings and mammoth remains will be accommodated in the future as the Bristle Mammoth investigation is a scientific investigation in process. Even next month a planned visit has been set to return to the Bristle farm, so the decision by the curators makes sense. 

After its initial discovery the remains were subjected to multi-pronged analysis. The Mammoth bones, tusks and teeth examination could reestablish notions on Michigan prehistory.

The remains can also give clues as to the arrival of the first humans in the areas. The earliest interactions between humans and mammoths can also be deduced since the animal was a prized meat source. 

According to current records human evidence in Michigan dates back to 13,000 years ago. However evidence from the Bristle Mammoth such as the radiocarbon date suggests humans appeared in the area 1,000 years before it is believed.

Other famous pre-Clovis archaeological sites found in America are Texas, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida and South America.

U-M paleontologist Daniel Fisher, initially led the Bristle dig team and the subsequent analysis. According to Fisher, it’s really interesting the remains have evidence of human association at an earlier date on them. 

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