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
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