A couple of years ago I wrote about a very small mammoth found by tusk hunters in Siberia. As I said at the time, Loran Fisher’s son, Daniel Fisher, is part of the research team that is studying the wonderfully preserved remains. I’m abnormally interested in this mammoth for several reasons not the least of which is that Loran was and in many ways still is my teacher as well as my friend.
Well, Daniel Fisher and the mammoth are back in the news.
Wounds indicate that both lions and humans may have been involved in the ancient animal’s death.
“Already there is dramatic evidence of a life-and-death struggle between Yuka and some top predator, probably a lion,” says leading mammoth expert, Daniel Fisher, professor of earth and environmental sciences at the University of Michigan.
“Even more interesting, there are hints that humans may have taken over the kill at an early stage.”
You can find more at the BBC Nature News site and I suppose elsewhere.