Russian boy stumbles upon woolly mammoth find of the century

“The best preserved adult mammoth discovered in more than 100 years.”

“An 11-year-old boy from Russia’s north has stumbled upon a well-preserved woolly mammoth, in what scientists describe as the best such discovery since 1901,” says this article on rawstory.com.

The animal’s “tusk, skin, an eye and an ear were clearly visible” said Alexei Tikhonov, director of the Saint Petersburg-based Zoological Museum, who rushed to the tundra after the boy’s family notified scientists of the historic find.

The mammoth’s “one-metre-long penis is also intact so we can conclude that this was a male,” said Tikhonov.

The mammoth died at about 15-16 years old around 30,000 years ago, Tikhonov added.

It would be interesting to know if this mammoth died at the Lake Mungo magnetic excursion of 33,500 years ago. That date corresponds with an extinction event, a period of intense volcanism,  a short-term period of ice build-up, a beryllium spike, a Glacial Lake Missoula Flood, a Lake Bonneville Flood and the disappearcne of the Neanderthal. (“Not by Fire but by Ice,” p.199 and “Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps,” p.103)

It would also be interesting to know if this mammoth was discovered with any nanodiamonds nearby, or other forms of carbon, or excess amounts of beryllium.

See entire article (includes photo):
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/05/11-year-old-russian-boy-stumbles-upon-wooly-mammoth- find-of-the-century/#.UG9uMbV-5dc.facebook

Thanks to Ralph Fato for this link


3 thoughts on “Russian boy stumbles upon woolly mammoth find of the century

  1. The mammoth’s “one-metre-long penis is also intact so we can conclude that this was a male,” said Tikhonov.
    Are you kidding? If it wasn’t one metre long we wouldn’t know it’s gender? I guess that’s why we guy’s think ‘size is everything.’

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