The disappearance of mammoths is an enigma that mobilizes ancestral skills, technical prowess, and fundamental research, with an aim to share the knowledge acquired beyond frontiers.

Exchanging, preserving, transmitting


From the discovery of remains to the transmission of knowledge, Mammuthus has developed a strategy in collecting and preserving the data that associates worldwide scientific learning to the experience of the Far North populations.

Nomadic encounters

The nomad peoples of Siberia are Mammuthus’ best allies. It is them who, most of the time, spot mammoth fossils in the tundra. Prehistoric ivory constitutes a fragile patrimony and is a part of their culture, which the Mammuthus team is lucky to come in contact with during its expeditions. From simple encounters to developing friendships, the Mammuthus team has found a precious help with those first discoverers who became informers and guides on the mammoth trail.

The Khatanga cellar

Specimens that are mummified in the ice are almost intact. To maintain this exceptional preservation after their discovery, Mammuthus has conceived a frozen cave deep under the Khatanga village, constituting a true collection of new data at the disposition of the scientific community.

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A second life for fossils

From the United States to Japan, Mammuthus exports this cultural and scientific patrimony in museums worldwide. Each exhibition is an odyssey into the ice age. There, a vast public can find the magical experience of discovery and benefit from the knowledge of renowned palaeontologists.