Mammoths survived late in Britain

Published on June 18th, 2009 | by Admin


New radiocarbon dating evidence has revealed that Woolly mammoths lived in Britain as recently as 14,000 years ago.

His study in the Geological Journal shows the great beasts remained part of Britain’s wildlife for much longer than had previously been supposed.

Mammoths may finally have died out when forests encroached on the grassland habitats they favoured for grazing.

The radiocarbon results from the adult male and four juvenile mammoths from Condover, Shropshire, reveal that the great beasts were in Britain more than 6,000 years longer than had previously been thought.

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