14 Mar 2016

Following the Mammoth

From Nights, 7:10 pm on 14 March 2016
Sergey Gorbunov, a volunteer for the excavation team, is excavating the mammoth remains at Sopochnaya Karga locality

Sergey Gorbunov, a volunteer for the excavation team, is excavating the mammoth remains at Sopochnaya Karga locality Photo: Aleksei N. Tikhonov

Archaeological research by Vladimir Pitulko from the History of Material Culture at the Russian Academy of Sciences shows that marks on bones of a mammoth found in the Arctic in 2012 indicate human beings were living and hunting in the Arctic Siberia region much earlier than what was previously assumed.

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