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Mammoth Hunters' Camp Site Found In Russia's Far East (15KYA)
Novosti ^ | 11-12-2007

Posted on 11/13/2007 2:48:56 PM PST by blam

Mammoth hunters' camp site found in Russia's Far East

13:02 | 12/ 11/ 2007

KHABAROVSK, November 12 (RIA Novosti) - Archaeologists have found a 15,000 year-old hunters' camp site from the Paleolithic era near Lake Evoron in Russia's Far East, a source in the Khabarovsk archaeology museum said on Monday.

"The site dates back to the end of the Ice Age, a period which is poorly studied" Andrei Malyavin, chief of the museum's archaeology department said. "That is why any new site from this period is a discovery in itself."

The site, found during a 2007 archaeological expedition to Lake Evoron, is the largest of four Stone Age sites, discovered near the Amur River so far, and was most likely established by mammoth hunters.

"We came to this conclusion after studying flint pikes, arrowheads and a stone scraper," Malyavin said, adding that a comprehensive archaeological excavation could take a couple of years.

In 2006, archaeologists discovered an Iron Age burial mound around 2,500 years old containing a unique fragment from an iron dagger, which had been preserved in the Amur Region's acidic soil.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: camp; godsgravesglyphs; hunters; mammoth; meettheflintstones; russia; thegoodolddays

1 posted on 11/13/2007 2:48:58 PM PST by blam
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping.


2 posted on 11/13/2007 2:49:24 PM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

In before Rosie pics


3 posted on 11/13/2007 2:53:33 PM PST by Augustinian monk
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To: blam

13,000 B.C.


4 posted on 11/13/2007 3:02:31 PM PST by fishtank ("Patriotic Nationalism?" - YES!!!....."Globalist Multiculturalism?" - NO!!!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,)
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To: blam
P.E.T.A. alert
5 posted on 11/13/2007 3:06:21 PM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: blam

But where’s the cloned mammoth they promised us?


6 posted on 11/13/2007 3:15:36 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: blam
"We came to this conclusion after studying flint pikes, arrowheads and a stone scraper large pile of rusty beer cans ...
7 posted on 11/13/2007 3:37:41 PM PST by catpuppy
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To: blam

If it’s a hunting camp, then they’ll be digging up the empty Jack Daniels bottles pretty soon.

Semper Fi,


8 posted on 11/13/2007 3:46:54 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: blam
I really hope that they manage to bring the mammoth back ala “Jurassic park” style cloning, because I’m betting that they are absolutely delicious.
9 posted on 11/13/2007 3:50:07 PM PST by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: Augustinian monk
LOL
10 posted on 11/13/2007 3:51:02 PM PST by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: tcostell
I really hope that they manage to bring the mammoth back ala “Jurassic park” style cloning, because I’m betting that they are absolutely delicious.

I'm sure they would taste a lot like an elephant.
11 posted on 11/13/2007 3:54:55 PM PST by mysterio
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To: blam

Does Al Gore know about this age age stuff?


12 posted on 11/13/2007 4:01:34 PM PST by Aurek-Besh
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To: mysterio
Well I'll grant you there is probably some similarity, but if they're really the same, then how come we haven't eaten all the elephants too?

I don't know about you, but the day they announce that they've started cloning them I'm buying myself a 50 gallon drum of BBQ sauce just to have it ready.

13 posted on 11/13/2007 4:14:33 PM PST by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: tcostell
Researchers: Woolly mammoth genes nearly identical to elephant’s

Dec. 19, 2005 Courtesy Penn State University and World Science staff

The majestic woolly mammoth that roamed the Northern Hemisphere’s grassy plains before 10,000 years ago was 98.5 percent identical in its genes to the modern African elephant, researchers say.

The finds come from a study of mammoth bones from Siberia, conducted by researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and other institutions.

The results shows that scientists are taking strides forward in sequencing ancient DNA, traditionally a tricky field, the researchers said. Ancient DNA tends to break up and mix with genetic material from other organisms, complicating the work.

The team’s report on the first sequences from the genome of a woolly mammoth is to appear in the Dec. 22 online edition of the research journal Science.

The “breakthrough” allows for first comparisons of this species with today’s African and Indian elephants, the researchers said.

Previously, researchers had been able to analyze some mammoth DNA, but only a minuscule fraction, according to the team. Scientists in the past had to rely on a special type of DNA from compartments within cells called the mitochondria. This DNA is easier to analyze because it contain 1,000 times more copies of genes than the rest of the DNA, which is in the cell nucleus. But the mitochondria contain a tiny proportion of the full variety of the genes.

In the new study, researchers said they identified 13 million letters of genetic code from the DNA of the cell nuclei of the mammoth, an animal some scientists believe humans may have hunted to extinction.

The researchers said they showed that the sequence of these letters almost matched that of African elephant DNA. That reflects the animals’ close evolutionary relationship, they added.

The project became possible through the discovery of well preserved remains in the permafrost, or permanently frozen ground, of northern Siberia, the researchers said. What also helped was a new high-efficiency gene sequencing technique that could cope with the heavily fragmented ancient DNA, taken from the creature’s jaws.
14 posted on 11/13/2007 4:42:37 PM PST by mysterio
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To: tcostell

That would be a lot of BBQ.


15 posted on 11/13/2007 4:43:17 PM PST by mysterio
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To: blam

That is close to the age of the oldest hunting sites in Alaska.


16 posted on 11/13/2007 4:43:39 PM PST by RightWhale (anti-razors are pro-life)
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To: mysterio

I heard mammoth tastes like chicken.


17 posted on 11/13/2007 5:04:40 PM PST by Eagle74 (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots)
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To: Eagle74

The matrix must not have known what mammoth tastes like.


18 posted on 11/13/2007 5:07:49 PM PST by mysterio
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To: blam

Poachers?


19 posted on 11/13/2007 5:08:53 PM PST by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: mysterio

20 posted on 11/13/2007 5:13:35 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: blam

Theres a mammoth season in Siberia? Whats a mammoth tag go for I wonder?


21 posted on 11/13/2007 5:18:35 PM PST by rahbert
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To: blam

blam.....could you add me to the GGG ping list? Thanks....


22 posted on 11/13/2007 5:20:33 PM PST by Godebert
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To: mysterio

“The matrix must not have known what mammoth tastes like.”

If chicken taste is the default setting, what does the Red or Blue pill taste like?


23 posted on 11/13/2007 6:09:21 PM PST by Eagle74 (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots)
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To: Godebert; SunkenCiv
"blam.....could you add me to the GGG ping list? Thanks...."

Okay. SunkenCicv manages the GGG ping list...he's been pinged.

24 posted on 11/13/2007 7:20:22 PM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

Well, I’m confused. Was it a really large camp, were they really large hunters, or were they hunting mammoths? ;-)


25 posted on 11/13/2007 7:26:44 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: blam

“”The site dates back to the end of the Ice Age, a period which is poorly studied” “

That pesky global warming strikes again.


26 posted on 11/13/2007 7:29:22 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (The WOT will end when pork products are weaponized)
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27 posted on 11/13/2007 10:13:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Thursday, November 8, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Did I ever mention that I have a custom-made knife with a handle of mammoth ivory? It’s way cool. Some bleeding heart saw it and said, “But isn’t that illegal? Mammoths are endangered.” I just rolled my eyes.


28 posted on 11/14/2007 4:45:17 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Be unique. It makes it easier for the rest of us to identify the morons.)
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To: blam
So 15,000 years ago these hunters chased the existing and dwindling Mammoth pack, which would have been concentrated further and further east in Siberia as the hunters wiped out the local stock.

At some point, the hunters were incented to try to cross a risky land bridge, in search of new stocks/hunting grounds.

They found themselves in Alaska, where the mammoths were abundant, and expansion/settlement would have followed quickly, as well as the extermination of the mammoths in North America.

29 posted on 11/14/2007 8:30:31 AM PST by WL-law
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

I think I’d need a few shots of Jim Beam before attempting to stick a spear into a mammoth myself...


30 posted on 11/14/2007 8:34:24 AM PST by 3Lean
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To: CholeraJoe

It’s true. Mammoths are *so endangered* that they could *go extinct* any second now, and th- just a second, the phone’s ringing... hello? They have? Oh, that’s bad news...


31 posted on 11/14/2007 8:43:17 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Thursday, November 8, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mysterio; SunkenCiv

Would a mammoth dna cell be a mammoth deal?


32 posted on 11/14/2007 4:50:28 PM PST by wildbill
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To: wildbill

I hope they don’t faux-clone mammoths. For one thing, they’d be a bit messy around the house.


33 posted on 11/14/2007 10:24:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Thursday, November 8, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blam

Iron?

Hmmmmmmmmmmnnnnn. Wonder if they found a meteorite remnant?


34 posted on 11/14/2007 11:30:00 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SunkenCiv
I hope they don’t faux-clone mammoths. For one thing, they’d be a bit messy around the house.

Could you slow-clone a small mammoth instead?

If a fake mammoth were born frozen from chipped ice, would it be a faux-slow-snow-cone-clone?

35 posted on 11/14/2007 11:32:35 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

That was great! Mind if I copy that? I should note that it will be from memory, so it won’t be an exact copy... ;’)


36 posted on 11/14/2007 11:55:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Thursday, November 8, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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