Bison Mummy Found Frozen In Siberia Dates Back 9,000 Years

November 7, 2014 1:23 PM

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Bison Mummy Found Frozen In Siberia Dates Back 9,000 Years

Researchers are expressing astonishment over the mummified remains of an extinct bison discovered recently in eastern Siberia, and no wonder: the 9,300-year-old mummy has been so well preserved by the region's cold weather that its brain, heart, blood vessels, digestive system and even its fur are intact.

“The exceptionally good preservation of the Yukagir bison mummy allows direct anatomical comparisons with modern species of bison and cattle, as well as with extinct species of bison that were gone at the Pleistocene-Holocene boundary,” Evgeny Maschenko, a researcher at the Paleontological Institute...

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