Entire Mammoth Skeleton Found in Russia

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A whole mammoth skeleton has been found in Russia’s southern Krasnoyarsk Region, Itar-Tass said Tuesday.

Local fishermen found the practically intact skeleton on the shore of a dam lake when the flood waters retreated, archeologist Alexander Kerzhayev said.

“The find has retained a backbone, a skull with teeth and a tusk and other anatomic details,” Kerzhayev said.

A whole mammoth skeleton is a rare and valuable find, but the Krasnoyarsk skeleton is likely to be lost again. To preserve the bones, affected by water, a complicated technical procedure is required. Since the archeological community cannot afford it, most of the skeleton will be lost, except for several parts that will go on display in the local museum.

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