evolutionary biologists

  • Ice Age Mammoth and Horse DNA Found in Soil Samples Left in Freezer

    Ice Age Mammoth and Horse DNA Found in Soil Samples Left in Freezer

    Fieldwork conducted about a decade ago is only now changing researchers’ understanding of large mammal extinctions during the Ice Age. An analysis of DNA locked away in frozen soil samples reveals that charismatic species like woolly mammoths and the wild horses of the Yukon stuck around for longer than previously believed.