When the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History reopens in its new home about a year from now, visitors to the evolution gallery will come face to face with a life-size, hyperrealistic sculptural reconstruction of an extinct human relative that roamed southern Africa 2 million years ago.
It's been more than two years since the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History announced that it would be moving to the new Biological Science Building next door.
The most complete ice age mastodon skeleton found in Michigan since the 1940s was recovered this month from the state's Thumb region by a University of Michigan-led team that included Tuscola County teachers who volunteered for the dig.
Ten Thumb-area teachers will help University of Michigan paleontologists unearth the remains of an 11,000- to 13,000-year-old mastodon next month in Tuscola County, Michigan.
When Jim Bristle discovered the remains of a mammoth on his farm near Chelsea last fall, excitement was felt throughout the community.
The owner of the partial mammoth skeleton uncovered near Chelsea last week decided on Monday to donate the bones to U-M for display and study.