Archeology Detectives Follow Clues To Solve Mystery Of Missing Mammoth

Aug 24, 2018

University of Wyoming anthropologists are putting out a call out for help looking for a lost mammoth. How do you lose a six-ton extinct animal that lived 13,000 years ago? Well, you find a few of its bones but lose track over the decades of exactly where they were found. But now some clues have come to the surface. Wyoming Public Radio’s Melodie Edwards sat down with the University of Wyoming anthropology professor Todd Surovell, the detective trying to put all the clues together. 

Time-lapse photography of Surovell's team digging a trench for radiocarbon samples in the area they believe the mammoth must still be buried.