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Researchers map Columbian mammoth DNA

Researchers are working to map the DNA of a Columbian mammoth discovered in a bog in the Mani La-Sal National Forest in Utah twenty-five years ago.

According to USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum Curator of Archaeology Tim Riley, the massive amount of research performed on this specimen has yielded some of the most important information available about the species. Because the mammoth was encased in an airtight bog with unmatched preservation, scientists are still able examine both the animal’s eating habits and its genetic material.

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Story: C.J McManus, Sun Advocate | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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