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Boy discovers almost complete woolly mammoth carcass
New Scientist ^ | 10-4-2012 | Joanna Carver

Posted on 10/04/2012 12:47:07 PM PDT by Renfield

An 11-year-old Russian boy stumbled across the 30,000-year-old remains of a woolly mammoth, an experience that was surely either incredibly exciting or permanently traumatising.

According to the Moscow News, Yevgeny Salinder found the 500-kilogram beast in the tundra of the Taymyr peninsula in northern Russia. Scientists laboured for a week with axes and steam to dig it out of the permafrost it's been encased in for centuries.

Woolly mammoths have been found in the permafrost in Siberia since at least 1929, but this is one of the best preserved. Its tusks, mouth and rib cage are clearly visible....

(Excerpt) Read more at newscientist.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; mammoth; mammoths; mastodon; mastodons; pleistocene; russia

(Images: Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences/Photas/ITAR-TASS/Press Association Images)

1 posted on 10/04/2012 12:47:18 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 10/04/2012 12:48:18 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

I can show where dinosaur or mammoth bones are buried under a cul de sac in Colorado.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 12:51:25 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Renfield

GOP-e Olde Guard?


4 posted on 10/04/2012 12:51:30 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Renfield

And all along people thought it was buried under an end zone in Giant Stadium.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 1:05:26 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: tiki

>> I can show where dinosaur or mammoth bones are buried under a cul de sac in Colorado.

I’m *fairly* confident that there may be a couple dinosaur skeletons right underneath the spot where I’d like to dig that new pond. Who do you think I should tell? :-)


6 posted on 10/04/2012 1:16:27 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Renfield

Ew. It’s *dirty*. I don’t see no wool, either. Just dirt and stuff.


7 posted on 10/04/2012 1:17:58 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Renfield

Wow...


8 posted on 10/04/2012 1:19:56 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: Nervous Tick

The richest private collector yu can find.


9 posted on 10/04/2012 1:22:07 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1353 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Renfield

I was on a job near Victorville, CA and kept seeing some guys working under a canopy off the road a ways. After a week or so I went over to check it out. Turns out the two men would go there on weekends and do some amateur fossil hunting. The one weekend the young son, about 10-12yrs was there as well.

He didn’t care for the slow and careful manner of carefully digging out the little fossils. So went off a ways with a shovel and started digging a big hole. He got down to something interesting.

Weeks later they were still uncovering the almost intact mammoth the kid had found! I remembered telling him “All the other kids when you get back to school will say they got to see the movie Jurassic Park (new at the time), you can say you DID Jurassic Park!”


10 posted on 10/04/2012 1:25:19 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: tiki

Is Jimmy Hoffa there too?


11 posted on 10/04/2012 1:28:08 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: null and void

If he’ll buy me a trackhoe and a dozer, I’ll even dig for ‘em myself. ;-)

I think there may be *more* bones underneath my *neighbors’* new pond sites too...


12 posted on 10/04/2012 1:30:37 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: tiki
I can show where dinosaur or mammoth bones are buried under a cul de sac in Colorado.

I know a place in Colorado where there is a little trail that leaves a neighborhood and winds up a ways around some rocks. It ends a hundred feet above the neighboorhood, on a small outcropping of rock, which people can stop and gaze over the neighboorhood. I was enjoying the view, when gradually I noticed the rocks around me had indentations. It took me a minute to realize they were giant footprints. I was standing right in the middle of where a giant sauropod had been standing.

13 posted on 10/04/2012 1:48:37 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Renfield
in the tundra of the Taymyr peninsula in northern Russia.

That's certainly not a place I'd want to grow up in.....

14 posted on 10/04/2012 1:52:47 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Renfield

Looking like the demise of the Democrat Party to me.


15 posted on 10/04/2012 2:00:00 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: donhunt
Is Jimmy Hoffa there too?

Could be but for the past week it was thought he was under a driveway in Roseville, MI........LOL!

As a side note, a good friend of mine's nephew was on site as the camera crews were filming the drilling and ultimate taking of the soil samples......a half block away from the Roseville police station.


16 posted on 10/04/2012 2:03:45 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: tiki

I have some chicken bones from El Pollo Loco.


17 posted on 10/04/2012 2:06:51 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter"you min)
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To: Renfield

Only 30,000 years old? /sarc


18 posted on 10/04/2012 3:20:58 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Renfield

“...an experience that was surely either incredibly exciting or permanently traumatising.”

About 1958, my family lived on Oxnard Beach (pre-marinas). One afternoon I found the rotted carcass of a walrus that had washed ashore. Its tusks were still intact, very long and prominent, as were its ribcage. I was not traumatized, just curious. I kept my distance as it stank. Tramatic? No.

I doubt the 11-year old in Siberia was upset at his discovery.


19 posted on 10/04/2012 4:17:02 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
Thanks Renfield.



20 posted on 10/04/2012 5:19:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


21 posted on 10/04/2012 5:19:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Nervous Tick
Who do you think I should tell? :-)

The highest bidder.

22 posted on 10/04/2012 9:26:38 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Ken H

MYTH Buster’s busted that myth by extensive testing with ground penetrating radar. I saw it all just last week


23 posted on 10/05/2012 5:48:28 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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