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Ice age animal bones discovered in Northern Kazakhstan

05 august 2014, 19:47
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Photo © Alibek Dzhenalinov
Photo © Alibek Dzhenalinov
Photo © Alibek Dzhenalinov
Photo © Alibek Dzhenalinov
Photo © Alibek Dzhenalinov
Photo © Alibek Dzhenalinov
Photo © Alibek Dzhenalinov
Photo © Alibek Dzhenalinov

Bones of ice age animals have been discovered in Pavlodar Oblast in northern Kazakhstan, Tengrinews reports citing the Director of Pavlodar's Geography House Alexander Vervekin.

The discovery was made during a paleontological expedition near Zhana-Kala village. “Among the discoveries we have fragments of limbs, a sacral bone and a jaw of an Irish elk, a well preserved rib of a mammoth, a horn of a Siberian stag and bison bones. All these animals inhabited our lands two million years ago. In addition, we found two stone tools that belonged to ancient men. Most probably we are talking about the Stone Age. But we will establish the exact age of the discoveries,” Verbekin said.

During the two day expedition, Geography House experts and young enthusiasts from Zholdar bike club found dozens of bones and fragments. “We have selected 19 bones that were well preserved and could be informative for scientists. For example, the sacral bone of the Irish elk shows that the animal was old and suffered from some kind of illness or was limping. It can be traced from the bones,” the Director of the Geography House said.

Archeologists from Pavlodar confirmed the importance of the discovery. All the remnants discovered near Zhana-Kala were added to the collection of the Geography House.

By Gyuzel Kamalova


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