9300 years old mummified bison found in northern Siberia

November 8, 2014 10:35 AM

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Local natives in northern Siberia have discovered the mummified remains of an ancient bison, the steppe bison, ancestor of modern bison that had been frozen in eternal ice nearly 9,000 years ago. The animal remains was well-preserved in layers of frozen ice, and its internal organs remain almost very intact.

The preserved remains of the almost perfect bison was moved to the Yakutian Academy of Sciences in Siberia where it was scheduled to undergo autopsy. The curator and manager of the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs in South Dakota, Olga Potapova notes that while remains of other stepped bison have been fo...

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