Daniel Fisher, PhD '67

Back in 2007, a reindeer herder stumbled upon the remains of a baby woolly mammoth on a riverbank in northwestern Siberia. The discovery turned out to be the most perfectly preserved woolly mammoth ever found. Daniel Fisher, PhD, '67 was one of the paleontologists who studied this rare find. Along with a team of international scientists, Fisher conducted an extensive forensic study of the 40,000 year old baby mammoth. Their research is chronicled in a National Geographic documentary, Waking the Baby Mammoth which aired in 2009. Fisher was also interviewed on NPR radio. Click here to listen.

Fisher, a University of Michigan paleontologist and professor of geological science, has studied elephant-like mammoths and mastodons since 1979 and has worked on more than 20 excavations of the prehistoric pachyderms. But examining the latest Siberian discovery stands out as a career highlight, he said.

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