Jim I. Mead

Jim I. Mead

Hot Springs, SD

The Mammoth Site

Director of Research

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Hi Maria! Thanks for the comment on the sloth note. Yeah - sloth just are a really cool critter - not that I really, fully understand it. Got to find more of them on what appears to be the edge of their Ice Age distribution. Maybe we just have not looked in the right places?! So, now we are looking everywhere. Cheers, Jim
Apr 05, 2019
Uncovering a new era of climate change during the Ice Age of the Black Hills
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Hi Richard, Yes you are correct. Arizona in the Rancholabrean seems to have only the Shrubox, Euceratherium. The region is just too far south to get much else. The Colorado Plateau has a different story, Euceratherium and Bootherium. Looks like somewhere around the AZ-UT border may have been just enough environmental/climatic differences to allow the more boreal adapted Bootherium to persist. Let me know if you have more questions: jmead@mammothsite.org. Cheers. JIM
Mar 25, 2019
Uncovering a new era of climate change during the Ice Age of the Black Hills
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Jim J. thanks a lot for your support on our project....and thanks for supporting The Mammoth Site as you do! It really is becoming an active research area with multiple cave projects going. Each one critical to a particular question we have about the Ice Age. Let me know if you are ever out here again so I can show you are new Microfaunal Lab. Have a good week. JIM
Mar 11, 2019
Uncovering a new era of climate change during the Ice Age of the Black Hills
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