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Mammoths May Have Walked New England At The Same Time As Early Humans

Photograph showing the affixed tags and 3D model of the Mount Holly mammoth rib fragment housed at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth. The rib was 3D surface scanned using a Creaform Go!SCAN50 at a resolution of 1.00 mm and has been digitally archived in
Courtesy of Dartmouth College

Dartmouth researchers just published a report showing that early humans and woolly mammoths may have shared the New England landscape at the same time. Before this rib fragment from a Vermont mammoth was carbon dated, it wasn't known if humans and woolly mammoths overlapped in this region. 

This segment, we talk with one of the researchers about this discovery. 

Our guest is:

  • Nathaniel R. Kitchel, postdoctoral fellow in anthropology at Dartmouth and one of the researchers who carbon dated the mammoth rib fragment
  • John Moody, ethnohistorian for the Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions in Norwich

Broadcast live on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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