Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Entire Mammoth Skeleton Found In Russia!


A whole mammoth skeleton has been found in Russia’s southern Krasnoyarsk Region, Itar-Tass said Tuesday.

Local fishermen found the practically intact skeleton on the shore of a dam lake when the flood waters retreated, archeologist Alexander Kerzhayev said.

“The find has retained a backbone, a skull with teeth and a tusk and other anatomic details,” Kerzhayev said.

“It was an adult mammoth, judging by the size of bones it was at least 50 years old.”

The archeologist said the animal had probably died of an illness.

A whole mammoth skeleton is a rare and valuable find, but the Krasnoyarsk skeleton is likely to be lost again. To preserve the bones, affected by water, a complicated technical procedure is required. Since the archeological community cannot afford it, most of the skeleton will be lost, except for several parts that will go on disp
lay in the local museum.


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Anonymous ian said...

In my country... we find valuable archeological discovery, then we throw away!

3:56 PM  

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