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Unique mammoth cemetery discovery

2012-06-29 22:40

Belgrade - Serbian archaeologists have discovered the remains of at least seven mammoths at a dig at an open pit mine, which could turn out to be a mammoth cemetery, says lead archaeologist Miomir Korac.

"We are at the start of the excavations. We first found the remains of one mammoth and then every 30m or so the bones of six more animals at the same depth," said Korac on Friday.

The bones, including an almost 2m tusk, were found in the Kostolac mine about 70km to the east of Belgrade.

Three years ago the bones of a female mammoth, nicknamed Vika, who lived over a million years ago, were found at the same site.

"The new bones are a lot younger - up to 100 000 years old - and are from another species of mammoth, which means the animals used the site for a long period.

"It is an indicator for us that it could be a cemetery," Korac said, stressing the find was unique.

If it is confirmed to be a mammoth graveyard it would be the first ever discovered.

A mammoth cemetery is similar to the legend of the elephants' graveyard, where older animals are said to instinctively go to die.

It has been dismissed as myth by scientists who attribute sites with many elephant bones to group die-offs brought on by malnutrition or natural disaster.

The question for Serbia now is what to do with the site, which is part of a working coal mine that is losing around $1m during the excavations.

"Our idea is to speed up the excavations and work day and night, but the state will have to decide soon on the future of the site," Korac said.





Comments
  • huck.starr - 2012-06-30 07:03

    The evilutionists just make up stuff. Obviously these animals died in the flood only 6000 years ago. Thats why they are all in a bunch.

      Kevin.Ellianda - 2012-06-30 08:32

      I suggest you do yourself a favour. Do some research for yourself. Start questioning everything you were taught. Don't just believe because you hear things from people you trust. People make mistakes, we all believe what we are taught when we are children. As an adult you owe it to yourself to challenge those teachings by doing your own research and drawing your own conclusions afterwards.

      Richard - 2012-06-30 08:47

      I agree, Huck! Evolution is a farse and thought up by a guy who wasn't even a scientist. He only had a pastor's diploma. Carbon dating has been proven unreliable - in many cases parts of the same animal had different age, for example the head was 100 000 years old, one of the legs 50 000 etc. The bible is the most accurate historical record, nothing else comes close to it.

      Kevin.Ellianda - 2012-06-30 08:55

      @Richard - Sorry to burst your bubble mate but you are so far from right when you say the bible is the most accurate historical record. Once again do some research before you make such uneducated remarks my friend. There are plenty of contradictions in the bible. Also the bible boroughed allot of its historical stories from scriptures thousands of years before the bible. Also there are so many books that was not published in the bible so why were they excluded? Wake up people!!!

      grobler.nic - 2012-06-30 09:34

      Unbelievable - the world is flat and Nasa is lying. Those photographs are all fake. The mid Atlantic ridge doesn't exist ( one prove of the age of the earth)and the tooth mouse made you rich!. Nice to live in never never land

      mulzar - 2012-07-01 09:02

      @Richard: This coming from a person that lists "The Hangover" as one of his favourite movies... hypocrite! @huck.starr: Go back to America and save it as per your Jerry Falwell quote...

  • leaproach.thekeeper - 2012-06-30 08:40

    @huck……You believe in a lot of bullshyte. Also go for spelling lessons ;-)

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