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Mammoth Hunters Put Hopes on Ice

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Science  12 Jan 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5502, pp. 229-230
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5502.229B

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- In an anticlimactic ending to last year's TV special, a block of permanently frozen ground hewn from the Siberian tundra appears to contain only scattered remains of a woolly mammoth. But researchers say that the team's brute-force method of hauling remains to a lab for study while they are still frozen holds promise for more-intact specimens unearthed on future expeditions.