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Young Butchered Mammoth Discovered In Siberia 72

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:But... (Score:1, Insightful)

    by syntheticmemory ( 1232092 ) on Wednesday April 04, 2012 @05:25PM (#39577763)
    And it continues to be 6000 years old, no matter how much time passes. God's true believers move the goalpost.
  • Re:Buffet? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by buchner.johannes ( 1139593 ) on Wednesday April 04, 2012 @07:01PM (#39579179) Homepage Journal

    For those not in the know, this already happened [] many, many years ago:

    One of the best-documented accounts of a prehistoric meal comes at the end of Frozen Fauna of the Mammoth Steppe (1990), by Alaska zoology professor Dale Guthrie. After successfully unearthing and preserving "Blue Babe," a 36,000-year-old steppe bison found near Fairbanks in 1979, Guthrie's team celebrates by simmering some leftover flesh from Babe's neck "in a pot of stock and vegetables." The author reports that "the meat was well aged but still a little tough, and it gave the stew a strong Pleistocene aroma." Now, I'm all for scientific esprit de corps, and I'm not by nature an incurious sort, but I'll say right now I don't see the appeal. Let's keep it simple: frozen meat from tundra = specimen; frozen meat from freezer = dinner. Study the mammoths and eat the burgers, and anyone who craves that great prehistoric taste can wash 'em down with Tab.

    Maybe they left it over 10.000 years ago because it wasn't the best meat?

    See also this clip from QI on tortoise extinction [] by too-hungry explorers.

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