Mammoths in GURPS

Mammuthus sp.

Mammoths are closely related to the Asian elephant. They arose during the early Pliocene and lived until the end of the Pleistocene, with a few relic populations hanging on until c. 5000 years before present. They could be found in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America.

Mammoths were characterized by their long, curving tusks. The northern species had thick, wooly hair, the more southerly species had bare skin like modern elephants.

There are several mammoth species:

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