Mammoth carbon dating
A calf ambles close to her mother’s huge legs, brushing their long, glossy hair now and then with her trunk.The sky is brilliant blue, and a dry wind hisses through the grasses, which billow like oceanic swells across a steppe 10,000 miles wide, spanning the northern arc of the Ice Age world.Coughing, gagging, caught in a riptide of panic, she makes a dreadful high-pitched shriek that brings her mother running.Inhaling with all her force, the calf sucks the mud deep into her trachea, sealing her lungs. Yellow moonlight throws her humpbacked shadow across the glistening mud.
The mammoth specimen, which was discovered in 2013 in a remote part of Siberia, oozed a deep red liquid when it was first discovered.The carcass was so well preserved that a scientist took a bite of it.(Photo credit: Semyon Grigoriev/Northeastern Federal University in Yakutsk) Mammoth autopsy The scientists from Siberia soon realized what an exciting find they had.Bristle gave U-M researchers one day to recover whatever remains they could find; after that, the drainage project needed to resume.Securing the mammoth skull and tusks with straps before hoisting it out of the pit.