We all love the Mammoth at DEUQUA. Our group of Quaternary Scientists here at Melbourne has therefore wondered how Mammoth can contribute to our scientific delight - even post-mortem: With a
stable isotope approach we are trying to extract paleoenvironmental data from their teeth (mainly molars) ranging from millennial to sub-annual and even sub-seasonal (!!) timescales.
Unfortunately, Mammoth never made it to Australia, so we are hoping for your collaboration:
Do any of you Quaternary colleagues around central Europe have access to Mammoth molars from the last glacial cycle, or possibly know of collections that we could work with? Any comment, suggestion or advice is very welcome – please just get in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our best regards from the Southern Hemisphere,
Jan-Hendrik "Henne" May and group (University of Melbourne).