Pygmy mammoth unearthed on Channel Islands
Last fall, researchers in California began the painstaking process of cleaning a pygmy mammoth skull discovered in Channel Islands National Park. The 15,000-year-old intact skull could reveal crucial information about how species in the past handled changing environments and demonstrates that exciting archaeological discoveries are still being made.
Produced by Jade Bobeda, Allicia Dean, Ty Koslowski and Keala Naipo, students at Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Bernadine Judson. Mentor support provided by Peggy Pico of PBS SoCal and Nsikan Akpan of PBS NewsHour.
Special thanks to Channel Islands National Park for the opportunity to explore the natural, cultural and educational resources being preserved for visitors from around the country and world by the park and its rangers.
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