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  • Study tracks elephant tusks from 16th century shipwreck

    Three researchers appear to pose together outside on the university campus.

    From left, animal sciences professor Alfred Roca, postdoctoral researcher Alida de Flamingh and anthropology professor Ripan Malhi led a team that analyzed DNA extracted from elephant tusks recovered from a 16th century shipwreck. Composite image from separate photos, in compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols. 

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Alida de Flamingh, email deflami2@illinois.edu.  
    To reach Alfred Roca, email roca@illinois.edu.
    To reach Ripan Malhi, email malhi@illinois.edu.
    To reach Ashley Coutu, email ashley.coutu@prm.ox.ac.uk.

    The paper “Sourcing elephant ivory from a 16th century Portuguese shipwreck” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.10.086