Sep 02

The evolutionary history of the Yukon mammoths

Join us for an exciting in-person lecture at the Beringia Centre featuring Dutch paleontologist Dick Mol on Saturday September 2 at 1pm.

This lecture will take us on a journey through time to explore the origins and dispersion history of one of the most iconic creatures of the Ice Age: the mammoth. Dick will trace the evolutionary path of these prehistoric proboscideans, from their emergence in Africa, to their expansion into the ancient world, and their eventual migration into North America.

A significant part of the lecture will focus on the remarkable findings of mammoth remains preserved in the Yukon permafrost. These valuable discoveries, often uncovered by placer miners in the Klondike region, will be highlighted. What did these mammoths actually look like? How large were they? Where did they live? What did they eat? All these questions and more will be addressed in this informative presentation.

Please note that while we won't be able to livestream or record this lecture, admission to the Centre will be FREE for all attendees.