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Sunday
08
APR

Mammoths in North America: 5,700-Year-Old Mammoth from Pribilof

16:00
17:30
49th State Brewing Co Anchorage
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Doors open at 3:00 pm, Event starts at 4:00 pm, located in the Heritage Theater at 49th Brewing Co. Full Service
Dispersion of mammoths across the Bering Land Bridge brought these animals to both Alaska and the Pribilof Islands. We are able to compare the ages, DNA, ecological habitats and extinction events of the Pribilof mammoths to other mammoths on both the Alaska mainland and Siberia. The dating of these mammoths to as recently as 5,700 years ago shows that these animals lasted beyond the end of the last Ice Age in an isolated maritime environment.

Kristine Crossen is a Professor of Geological Sciences at UAA. She holds a PhD in Geological Sciences from the University of Washington and specializes in Glacial and Quaternary Geology and geoarchaeology.

David Yesner is a Professor of Anthropology at UAA. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut and specializes in Alaskan and North Pacific archaeology and zooarchaeology.

Doors open at 3:00 pm, Event starts at 4:00 pm, located in the Heritage Theater at 49th Brewing Co. Full Service

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