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Searching in the cupboard for decorations over the Christmas holidays, I found a box containing some of my old school topic books. These included a number of pages on mammoths and the Palaeolithic.

I make no claims for the reliability or accuracy of my work. I was only 7 years old.


Dr H

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2 responses to “Mammoths

  1. Lucinda ⋅

    I love woolly mammoths. Whenever I was in one of those situations (summer camps, uncomfortable dates, etc.) where someone asked “if you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be?” I was always at a loss. I never felt enough akin to a tiger, a horse, or an eagle to want to claim them. Then one day, I thought of the woolly mammoth. The lightbulb went on. From then on, that has been the animal I have claimed for myself. I feel a strange kinship…only what does it mean that it is extinct?

  2. Dr H

    A woolly mammoth is a great choice of animal to be. Plus, given the weather you’re having in the U.S. at the moment, you’d actually be able to go outside without 20 layers of clothing.

    Extinct, yes, but for how long?
    Before you click on the following link please be aware it contains a photo of a frozen baby mammoth. 😦

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