40,000-year-old frozen mammoth

This baby wooly mammoth, a female estimated at six months old when she fell into a river and died, has been almost perfectly preserved for 40,000 years.  National Geographic describes the find in 2007.  As I note in WEIT, some mammoths have been so well preserved that their meat was served at a dinner at New York’s Explorer Club.

Thanks to Jeremy Manier, who does the blog “Science Life” for the University of Chicago Hospitals, for the heads up.

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4 Comments

  1. newenglandbob
    Posted May 1, 2009 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Holy COW?

  2. SeanK
    Posted May 1, 2009 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    I’m curious, how much does a Mammoth Steak go for?

  3. Sili
    Posted May 1, 2009 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    600 sen pr. 100 g, if I recall correctly. I can go check FMA again, if you want.

  4. Hempenstein
    Posted May 2, 2009 at 6:00 am | Permalink

    Fantastic! Frozen 2x longer than the end of the Ice Age, ~5x longer than the appearance of the lactose tolerance adaptation and >6x longer than the advent of civilization!


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