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  • "While unearthing mammoth remains continued to be taboo, the tusks lying aboveground could be gathered without fear of retribution. For more than two thousand years the ivory, called mamontova kost in Russian, had been shipped from Siberia south into China, Mongolia, and beyond via the Silk Road..."

    —Richard Stone, Mammoth: The Resurrection of an Ice Age Giant, (Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus Publishing, 2001), 81

    September 20, 2008