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[BBC] 10,000 Year Old Frozen Mammoth Found Perfectly Preserved in Siberia

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  1. s2kboy16

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    Source: Gizmodo

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    The BBC is reporting on the discovery of a mammoth carcass found preserved in Siberian ice for at least 10,000 years. The carcass is that of a juvenile mammoth, about 2 1/2 years old, that researchers have dubbed "Yuka." Its flesh, and even hair, have endured astonishingly well over millennia buried in ice. Video of the mammoth being uncovered can be seen on the BBC website.

    Researchers on the joint BBC/Discovery expedition are saying that this adorable ginger beast would have almost certainly interacted with humans. In that we probably ate him after a hot pursuit from a lion. As Discovery News quotes David Fisher, curator and director of the University of Michigan's Museum of Paleontology, as saying:

    Yuka then apparently fell, breaking one of the lower hind legs. At this point, humans may have moved in to control the carcass, butchering much of the animal and removing parts that they would use immediately.

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    If the findings are confirmed, it will be the first mammoth remains to show human interaction. Details of the expedition will appear on Wolly Mammoth: Secrets of the Ice, airing tonight in the UK, and at a later date in the US.
     
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    But... But... But... the Earth is only 6000 years old
     
  3. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost not wrong
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    That's extremely cool.

    No pun intended.
     
  4. bobmarley

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    this would be awesome
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  5. thadeus

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    That is AWESOME.
     
  6. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    smells like a hoax
     
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    Clone it! Clone it! Clone it! Clone it!
     
  9. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    boomboom I GOT '99 PROBLEMS
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    Juvenile mammoth, huh? I bet Kony's behind this.
     
  11. ima_drummer2k

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    Looks like an Ewok.
     
  12. tallanvor

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    they should make it into some kind of clothing. Mammoth suit or slippers.
     
  13. DreamShook

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    are they still trying to clone these things?
     
  14. Burko

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    This is the media slowly weaning people off religion.
     
  15. heypartner

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    I didn't find any video of that mammoth at your link. Is there one of this new mammoth?
     
  16. CrazyDave

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    Interesting, though it does have that "bigfoot in a freezer" look about it.
     
  17. Jontro

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    Elephants sure were hairy back in the day.

    I wonder if their hair turn grey as they get older. It would be cool to see a totally white mammoth.
     
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    It the top of the link, right above the article.
     
  20. Plowman

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    We live in "interesting" times indeed.
     

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