Skip to comments.Young Mammoth Likely Butchered by Humans
Posted on 04/04/2012 3:32:01 PM PDT by Renfield
A juvenile mammoth, nicknamed "Yuka," was found entombed in Siberian ice near the shores of the Arctic Ocean and shows signs of being cut open by ancient people.
The remarkably well preserved frozen carcass was discovered in Siberia as part of a BBC/Discovery Channel-funded expedition and is believed to be at least 10,000 years old, if not older. If further study confirms the preliminary findings, it would be the first mammoth carcass revealing signs of human interaction in the region.
The carcass is in such good shape that much of its flesh is still intact, retaining its pink color. The blonde-red hue of Yuka's woolly coat also remains...
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The mammoth, which is thought to be approximately two and a half years old when it died, appears to have been cut open at some point.
white-male humans, you mean.
Must have been white Hispanics.
If Obamas son was a woody mammoth, that’s what he’d look like.
Looks like common roadkill.
Thousands of years ago, a Siberian tribesman got in a lot of trouble over this....
“I didn’t eat the rest of that mammoth, I swear! I just buried it in the snow to save for later, so it wouldn’t spoil. It’s around here somewhere, we’ve just got to keep digging!”
10,000 years later, I bet that mammoth steak is suffering some wicked freezer burn. Should have used Glad Zip-loc bags.
BUT was there enough DNA to use to clone one (using a female modern elephant as a surrogate mother)? I would love to see one of these creatures alive and well. Maybe they could be raised—maybe they taste good too and could be raised for meat. Looks like they could live in Alaska really well with all that hair.
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Based on the biurcated trunk end, it appears the butcher lacked tools. That points to the task being done by hand and teeth meaning Satchquatchamo siberianius was the probable butcher
Look like road kill.
It would be easy to run a stick through the trunk and slow roast it over a fire. Mmmmmm.
I love to see PETA at work. (People Eating Tasty Animals)