Perfectly Preserved

Russian scientists in Siberia have discovered the perfectly preserved remains of a mammoth that reportedly contain living cells. The findings have sparked media speculation over the possible cloning of the wooly Ice Age giant.

 The scientists were quick to deny the report of living cells, calling it“a misunderstanding.”

However, the international expedition Yana 2012 did find plenty of rich research material while digging in Yakutia, in Russia’s east. But it is too early to say anything about living cells, not to mention cloning, Semyon Grigoriev, head of the expedition, told RT.

At a depth of 100 meters scientists discovered the soft tissue, fat tissue, wool and bone marrow of a mammoth. However, the materials have not been checked for living cells.

The findings are to be sent to Seoul, South Korea, where scientists will determine whether there are any living cells in the material.

But the media have already begun speculating about the possibility of cloning the Ice Age titan. Some reports suggested that controversial South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-Suk had already expressed interest in Yana 2012′s findings…

 Whether there are living cells, the important point here is that for the mammoth to have been so well preserved it had to have been frozen and/or buried almost instantly.  Why is this important?  It’s important because it sheds light on our natural history, which, of course, affected our social history.  We know that fully modern human beings hunted mammoths, so the event that froze and/or buried the mamoth happened during the era of modern human beings.  Read Adam, The Altaic Ring & “The Children of the Sun” and you will understand.

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