Monday, 10 June 2019

What An Amazing Find,

thought to be over 40,000 years old,

 this is a severed head of the Pleistocene wolf, an ancient species of wolves that existed in prehistoric times, it was found on the summer of 2018 by a local man named Pavel Efimov on shore of the Tirekhtyakh River, tributary of Indigirka, it was preserved in permafrost and has just been featured in The Siberian Times, photograph Albert Protopopov,

 and this was where it was found,

CT scan of the wolf's head, photograph by Albert Protopopov, Naoki Suzuki, the head was dated older than 40,000 years by Japanese scientists, ‘This is a unique discovery of the first ever remains of a fully grown Pleistocene wolf with its tissue preserved. We will be comparing it to modern-day wolves to understand how the species has evolved and to reconstruct its appearance,’ said an excited Albert Protopopov, from the Republic of Sakha Academy of Sciences, scientists at the Swedish Museum of Natural History will examine the Pleistocene predator’s DNA, what a great find for scientist specializing in the Pleistocene geological epoch.

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