Britain's last mammoths died when they fell en masse into an enormous pit left by melting ice 14,000 years ago 



Scientists have discovered that Britain's last-known woolly mammoths died after falling into a hole left by melting blocks of ice.
The fossils of five mammoth specimens were found in 1986 in a gravel pit in Condover, Shropshire.
The remains confounded scientists because there were so many in one location, suggesting something unusual killed them.
Research from the Natural History Museum in London found the creatures fell into a 'kettle hole' - lakes resulting from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits.
The mammoths are then believed to have drowned in the lakes, around... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 30
Source: Daily Mail
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