14 December 2010

The mystery of mammoth's extinction

When Professor Eske Willerslev is going to find out why mammoths became extinct, he travels to some of the most desolate areas of the world: the wilderness of Siberia and Alaska. Expeditions are both dangerous and exhausting. But scientists are rewarded when they come back to Copenhagen with DNA from mammoths and can tell important news about why the large animals became extinct.

Produced by: Søren Bruun, The Compound
Produced for: Center for Geogenetik, Københavns Universitet
Duration: 22:44