Skip to comments.Ancient bison allows scientists to travel back in time - 9,000 years
Posted on 03/04/2014 8:01:25 AM PST by Renfield
Exclusive pictures show autopsy on a four year old bison preserved in ice since ancient times.
The autopsy, conducted on 27 February 2014, is understood to be the first in the world on a 9,000 bison, and it could provide vital scientific information.
The creature was found in exceptional condition in July 2011 by Yukagir community members in the Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia, where mammoth remains were also found. This bison, dating from 9,000 years ago, was located on the shore of a lake in the north of Ust-Yana district.
The body became visible after a part of the shore collapsed into the water. The Yukagirs delivered the precious find to regional Academy of Science experts.
Albert Protopopov, chief of the Mammoth Fauna Research Department of the Yakutian Academy of Sciences, said: 'The discovery has an enormous value for scientists since it is the best preserved bison ever found. We have ascertained that the bison lived 9,000 years ago, at the very beginning of the Holocene epoch and died aged approximately four. By that time, many mammoths had died here, but the bison still lived...
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... possibly up your alley. In before the ancient Bison FReeper recipes!
Great minds think alike!! You beat me by ___ this much!
“Ancient bison allows scientists to travel back in time”
Right nice of them to let us use their Wayback machine..
I knew it was man that caused global warming and the last ice age to end.
That must be a fast bison it it can travel back in time like that..
Autopsy? Wouldn’t that be a necropsy? (Unless if was being performed by fellow bison, of course!)
The biggest problem is finding the ancient barbeque sauce to put on them.
whats the difference between an autopsy and a necroscopy?
i thought necroscopy was when you cut up some really old body like a mummy.
or a dead cow from 9,000 years ago.
You crack me up! I am waiting for the FReeper cajuns to seriously give some type of recipe!
Autopsy: dissection of human remains to determine cause of death (or other purposes).
Necropsy: dissection of non-human remains to determine cause of death (or other purposes).
I love bison burgers as much as the next guy, but just imagine the freezer burn... no thanks!
You are right and dang it.. wish there was ancient Saran Wrap. :)
“The autopsy, conducted on 27 February 2014, is understood to be the first in the world on a 9,000 bison”
Necropsy not autopsy.
9,000 Bison? I thought it was just one.
Which gets better mileage, a 2000 Mustang or a 9000 Bison?
Q. Following the autopsy (actually Necropsy), What did the scientists have to say about the 9,000 year old Bison?
A. Man, this steak is TOUGH!
A. Man, this steak is TOUGH!
That was because they forgot to use a crock pot and slow cook it instead of a skillet. Duh
Why this is not done today has got me buffaloed.
Sautéed in mammoth lard and topped with a poached dodo egg.
That happened in Alaska I think. Thanks for the ping.
Thanks for the ping.
Scientists: Bison in Illinois earlier (aren’t you relieved?)
South Carolina homepage (thestate.com) | Tue, Aug. 30, 2005 | Associated Press
Posted on 9/3/2005 10:17:31 AM by SunkenCiv
“Global catyclysms fundamentally altered the face of the earth more than once in historical times. The terrestrial axis shifted. Earth fled from it’s established orbit. The magnetic poles reversed. In great convulsions, the seas emptied onto continents, the planets’ crust folded, and volcanoes erupted into mountain chains. Lava flows up to a mile thick spilled onto vast areas of the earth’s surface. Climates changed suddenly, covering lush vegetation with ice, while green meadows were transformed into deserts. In a few awful moments, civilizations collapsed. Entire species were exterminated in continental sweeps of mud, debris, sea and ice. Tidal waves of water and rocks crushed even the largest of beasts, tossing their fragmented bones and meat into heaps tangled with splintered trees into valleys and rock fissures, preserved to this day in Alaska and Siberia. in frozen limbo.... Mammoths in Siberia were instantly killed by great bolts of electric discharge, quick frozen and buried with their last meal undigested in their bellies. The surviving generations of people recorded these events in detail by every means available to them. They recorded them in myths, legends, temple constructions and drawings, monuments to the planetary gods, precise charts of the heavens, sacrificial rites, astrological canons, detailed records of planetary movements, as well as tragic lamentations amid the fallen cities and destroyed institutions.
EARTH IN UPHEAVAL.
Sir Charles Lyell, often called the father of geology, also quoted this same story in the 11th edition of his Principles of Geology. After many of Hucs party had frozen to death, survivors pitched their tents on the banks of the Mouroui-Oussou (which lower down becomes the famous Blue River). Huc reported:
At the moment of crossing the Mouroui-Oussou, a singular spectacle presented itself. While yet in our encampment, we had observed at a distance some black shapeless objects ranged in file across the great river. No change either in form or distinctness was apparent as we advanced, nor was it till they were quite close that we recognized in them a troop of the wild oxen. There were more than fifty of them encrusted in the ice. No doubt they had tried to swim across at the moment of congelation [freezing], and had been unable to disengage themselves. Their beautiful heads, surmounted by huge horns, were still above the surface; but their bodies were held fast in the ice, which was so transparent that the position of the imprudent beasts was easily distinguishable; they looked as if still swimming, but the eagles and ravens had pecked out their eyes.126
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