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Young Butchered Mammoth Discovered In Siberia 72

Posted by samzenpus
from the oldest-white-meat dept.
Velcroman1 writes "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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Young Butchered Mammoth Discovered In Siberia

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  • Re:Taste? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Kjella (173770) on Wednesday April 04, 2012 @05:45PM (#39578103) Homepage

    Probably not. The closest living relative would be the elephant, and a quick googling suggests that tastes more like moose/elk or buffalo and not like chicken at all. But even being in the deep freezer I think 10,000 years is a little past the "best before" date...

  • Re:Buffet? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Sussurros (2457406) on Wednesday April 04, 2012 @08:22PM (#39579981)
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsin wrote about starving prisoners in a Soviet Gulag finding a frozen mammoth in Siberia and eaiting if before the guards could take it away from them. He also mentions them eating fish and salamanders that had been frozen for thousands of years.

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