Well preserved mammoth from Siberia shows signs of early man stealing from lions

April 5, 2012 by Bob Yirka report

(PhysOrg.com) -- An exceedingly well preserved juvenile mammoth carcass has been found in Siberia near the Arctic Ocean and it shows signs of having been attacked by a cave lion and then partially butchered by humans. Dubbed Yuka by the Mammuthus organization, which is studying the remains, the six foot long creature was believed to have been a year and a half to perhaps three or four years old at the time of its death.

The was found by tusk hunters in Northern , who then turned it over to scientists with the Mammuthus organization. The BBC and have been filming the team as it studies the find and have produced a about it called “Woolly Mammoth: Secrets from the Ice”.

The find is interesting for several reasons. One is its coat, described as strawberry blonde. Mammoths were thought to have dark coats until recent DNA evidence indicated some might have lighter coats, this find is proof of that. Perhaps more interesting is the state of the carcass, almost wholly intact, with evidence of the injuries that felled it clearly visible on the body. The researchers say the find was so well preserved that some portions of the meat were still pink. They also point out that the hide had evidence of an incident that left scars that had healed over time, and others, that had occurred more recently, that did not and likely contributed to the animals demise; deep cuts that look similar to wounds inflicted on young elephants by modern lions in Africa. The mammoth also had a broken hind leg, which likely occurred as it was trying to escape and fell.

But the researchers don’t think the wounds necessarily caused the animal to die, because it also had jagged type cuts and a long thin straight cut from the head to the spine that almost certainly were made by a human being. Also, the skull, ribs backbone and parts of leg bones were cut out and removed, further evidence that men living in the area either assisted in killing the mammoth or took over after it died. The researchers postulate that perhaps the animal was stolen from lions, partially butchered then buried in the ice for retrieval at a later date.

Though lab testing will pinpoint the time of death more precisely, the team believes the mammoth died some ten thousand years ago, and also will serve as evidence of the first interaction between mammoths and humans in the area.

The mammoth was found on its back, legs in the air, and was described by those at the scene as appearing as if it had just died the day before, rather than thousands of years ago.

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1 / 5 (5) Apr 05, 2012
A baby mammoth with liitle hair wondering Siberia during an ice age and then instantly froozen solid for ten thousand years of a warm interglacial? Wake up and smell the pole shift.
1 / 5 (5) Apr 05, 2012
report this - the wounds on this mammoth are very similiar to tsunami victims, the topic is relevent. But your welcolme to believe humans and lions fought for him on the arctic ocean coast during an ice age and then left without eating because the little bugger frooze solid instantaneous. lol
5 / 5 (3) Apr 05, 2012
An interglacial doesn't preclude parts of the Earth still being cold enough to preserve things like this. By your logic, all the Earth's tundra, the Arctic, and Antarctica should have thawed long ago and should still be thawed. Protip: The Earth isn't homogenous. I'm having a hard time figuring out what your point ultimately is.
1 / 5 (5) Apr 05, 2012
My point is that the north pole was at Hudson Bay up untill 10500 BC. This is why Mammoths and other mammals thrived in Siberia and Alaska and this is why these areas so close to todays pole had no ice during a so called ice age and this is why North America was covered in mile thick ice sheets..................... Just want people to think about this, how come this baby mammoth is in such pristine condition after more then 10,000 years, why did Siberia become a froozen wastland during a warm interglacial. My point is the Ice Age theory is nothing but smoke and mirrors.
0.2 / 5 (24) Apr 05, 2012
Pole shifts make more sense than "ice ages". And Pole shifts actually have physical evidence.
5 / 5 (1) Apr 06, 2012
Pole shifts make more sense than "ice ages". And Pole shifts actually have physical evidence.

So let me follow your logic: Pole shifts make more sense, therefore Christ died for our sins?
1 / 5 (3) Apr 06, 2012
Dodwell in the 30s did a lot of work on the decline of the axis tilt from various measurements over the last 4000 years. Where as it wouldn't explain how the mammoths and other local inhabitants were flash frozen, it would at least show they were not local to a frozen tundra prior to their deaths. As RR points out, they must have lived in a far more temperate environment.
1 / 5 (5) Apr 06, 2012
Consider this, science is about hiding the truth in these matters. Every stick of core evidence supports a Hudson Bay pole previous to 10,500 BC but not a word from science, no other conclusion when you open your mind and hear the evidence explained correctly. These froozen mammoths were over come by massive tsunamis and then flash froozen as the pole moved over top of them. The previous polar ice cap on North America melted away after impacts and a shift to a lower latitude. Greenland also changed position but remained within arctic circle preserving its ice. Europe had no ice cover previous to 10500 BC except maybe local mountian glaciers, all evidence presented by science to the otherwise is a sham. We had a normal polar ice cap at Hudson Bay ever since the last pole shift at Dinasaur extinction, the area of this previuos ice cover is clearly defined by the half circular Canadian Shield (which when continued around encircles Green land). Have a good day

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