A Mammoth found with fresh blood - or runny red stuff

31 May 2013

This story is at http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/russian-scientists-... ... in this instance, a female mammoth, on Lyatchovsky Islands (off Novasibirsk archipelago). The tissue of the animal was in almost perfect condition with dark blood (collected in tests taken with a preservative agent) found in ice cavities below its belly. The lower part of the body was actually resting in pure ice and was frozenand the muscle tissue had the natural red colour of fresh meat. It died around 50 years of age. How it died is not known - for the moment.