Posts Tagged 'Siberia'

Well-Preserved Mammoth Discovered in the Permafrost of Northern Siberia

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The carcass, discovered on Russia’s Taimyr Peninsula, still has one of its tusks.

An 11-year old boy, Zhenya Salinder, discovered a well-preserved mammoth carcass in the permafrost of Northern Siberia, 3,500 km northeast of Moscow in Sopochnaya Karga.

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Previously Unknown Hominin Discovered In Denisova Cave in Siberia

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Excavation of Denisova Cave, a site overseen by the Russian Academy of Sciences, is an ongoing venture involving international teams of researchers

The Denisova Cave, perched high in the Altai Mountains of southern Siberia, has been a large natural shelter for humans and animals for tens of thousands of years. Buried deep in the cave sediments, scientists discovered genetic material from a previously unknown hominin, dubbed Denisovans, who inhabited a large area of Asia and, just like the Neanderthals, mated with modern humans.

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Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is located in Siberia. It is the world’s deepest lake, at an astounding 5371ft. It contains 20% of the world’s fresh water reserves. It has more water in it than all of the Great Lakes combined! (via cf, images via wiki com)


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