10,000 Year Old Preserved Mammoth Uncovered from Siberian Lake

Scientists in Siberia have found the remains of a 10,000 year old wooly mammoth. This will pave way for further research into its anatomy, diet and climatic conditions that caused its death.

The bones were retrieved from Russia's remote Yamal Peninsula.(AP: Governor Of Yamalo-Nenets Region Of Russia Press Office/Artem Cheremisov)

In an interesting update for history enthusiasts throughout the world, the remains of a 10,000 year old wooly mammoth have been found from a lake in Siberia. The rare finding from the Siberian lake is sure to excite the sensibilities of anyone who is interesting in history or in understanding the evolution and development of life on planet earth.

The finding is extremely special because it will now pave way for the further investigation into the anatomy of the 10,000 year old mammoth and reveal much about its habitation, habits and possibilities of death.

The discovery has been made by a group of Russian scientists. The group has found the remains of the mammoth including its well-preserved skin, bones and tendon and are guessing that the structure may be of a male mammoth. The pulling out of the remains from the Siberian lake was a tedious task and took a long time to achieve but now the remains are finally out, the expedition was successful and almost 90% of the animal has been retrieved by the scientist group. 

Many such findings have been reported from Siberia over the last couple of years due to rise in climate change and resultant changes in the arctic circle. It is being argued that the wooly mammoth will now be named Tadibe, after the family which is credited with discovering the animal. It is estimated that the age of the wooly mammoth at the time of death was 15-20 years and that it would have stood 10 ft tall.

The discovery will pave way for future insights into the anatomy, diet, climatic conditions etc and reveal so much more about the times in which the wooly mammoth lived. While we still don’t know how the wooly mammoth could have died but it is clear that no injuries were found on the bones. In recent years, a prehistoric puppy which was estimated to be 18,000 years old was found in Russia.


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