MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian scientists are mating the bones of a stunningly well-preserved adult wool mammoth that wandered the earth at least 10,000 years ago after locals discovered its remains in the shallows of northern Siberian Lake.
Part of her skull, a few ribs and anterior bones, some still have soft tissue attached to them, July 23rd. They were taken from Russia’s remote Yamal Peninsula above the Arctic Circle. Scientists are still looking for other bones in this place.
Similar discoveries are becoming more common in the vast Siberian region of Russia, as climate change, which is thawing the Arctic faster than the rest of the world, has thawed the earth in some places permanently frozen.
In December, researchers circulated images of a prehistoric puppy thought to be 18,000 years old, which was found in the eternal frozen region of the Far East in Russia in 2018.
Mammoth’s remains are at least 10,000 years old, although researchers still don’t know exactly when he walked the earth or how many years he was dead, said Dmitry Frolov, director of the Arctic Research Research Center.
Researchers have found mammoth fossils dating back 30,000 years in Russia, he said.
Yevgeny Khozyainova, a researcher at the local museum, said it was unusual to find so many bones belonging to one species and to know where they came from.
“Of course, we would like to find the rest to understand what a detailed finding it is. When soft tissues remain, they are a valuable material to examine, ”she said.
Reports: Dmitry Turlyun; Written by Tom Balmforth; Edited by Raissa Kasolowsky