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Frozen baby Woolly Mammoth found

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Deacon, Jul 2, 2022.

  1. Deacon

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    Frozen baby woolly mammoth discovered in Yukon gold fields

    A young miner working in Yukon's Eureka Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon, Canada was digging up muck using a front end loader when found a whole baby woolly mammoth, the first one ever found in North America and only the second in the world.

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    The baby woolly mammoth, named Nun cho ga, which means "big baby animal" in the Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin's Hän language, is about 140 cm long [a little more than four and a half feet], which is a little bit longer than the other baby woolly mammoth that was found in Siberia, Russia, in May 2007.

    Dr. Grant Zazula, the Yukon government's paleontologist, thinks Nun cho ga was probably about 30 to 35 days old when she died. Based on the geology of the site, Zazula believes she died between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago.
     
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    I bet the DNA cloning folks will be all over it.
     
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    Ever wonder why no information was supplied as to the results of "carbon dating?"
     
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    No reason to wonder, it was only recently found (June 21) in remote Dawson City, Yukon, (near the bustling metropolis of Klondike and Moosehead lol).

    Sampling the fur was a game of patience and strong stomach,” she wrote in an email, “as the area where the hair was coming from was especially strong (read: rancid) smelling. I’m not sure I will ever be able to accurately describe the smell, but it certainly isn’t leaving my memory any time soon. Despite the smell, I was rather impressed by the variation in colors of the hair, from red brown to black to grey, with some sections fully intact with the skin attached.”​

    Stomach contents will be interesting too.
    A week, maybe two, and an estimated date might be calculated.
    A month or two and it should be published.

    Rob
     
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    If it’s a female and frozen…. maybe intact eggs fertilized by modern elephant… ya da…. Willy mammoth lives agsin!!!!

    (just kidding, btw, I know the eggs would have decayed like the rest, but exciting anyway)

    peace to you
     
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    I very much doubt it, as the "its older than the hills" crowd uses the debunked stratigraphy dating to claim things are older than actual.
     
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    I'm surprised that no one has discussed the statement that the animal lived some 40,000 years ago. Gap theory???
     
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    I think the reasoning is somewhat circular. It goes like this…

    “Hey we found a wholly Mammoth in the perforated that is 40,000 years old.”

    “How do you know it’s 40,000 years old?”

    “Because we found it in 40,000 year old permafrost”

    “How do you know the permafrost is 40,000 years old?”

    “Don’t be unscientific, it’s because that’s where we found the 40,000 year old wholly mammoth, of course.”

    peace to you
     
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