Island Dig



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Welcome to the Channel Island Mammoth Dig come learn more about these shaggy plant eating beasts that roamed America long ago, 10,000-100,000 years before our time.

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Dig #1 - During the Ice Age, the sea level was different around the world. This made the shorelines different, and the Channel Islands different than we see today. During this era called the Pleistocene how were the islands different ? And what was the distance from Anacapa Island to the mainland ? click on this button to find out and come back and tell us what you find out

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Dig #2 - What is a fossil and what is the study of fossils called ? button

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Dig #3 - Describe two theories on how large mammoths got from the mainland to the Channel Islands during the Ice Age ? Which do you think is the most likely ? button

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Dig #4 - What was the climate an the vegetation like out on the Islands when the first Mammoths found their way there ? button

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Dig #5 - What type and size of mammoths first arrived on the Channel Islands ? button

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Dig #6 - In what way did the mammoths change over time in size ? button

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Dig #7 - Where else in the world have pygmy mammoths that have undergone dwarfism been found ? button And what do all of these locations have in common with the Channel Islands ?

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Dig #8 - What happened to the animals in this true story that helps us understand how the mammoths could have reached the islands ? button

Camp Internet Guides: . . . . Tue, Oct 9, 7:10AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig #9 - ADOPT an ISLAND - Pick one of these island buttons to learn about mammoths on different California Channel Islands. Come back and tell us what you learned at the button you chose pick any of these to follow the trail to the mammoth story . San Miguel button Santa Rosa button Santa Cruz button