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Mummified remains, more than 50,000 years old, to be unveiled in Yukon – CP

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201853 Views

Source: The Canadian Press
Sep 13, 2018

DAWSON CITY, Yukon _ A snapshot of life for an ancient predator and its prey is being put on display as the mummified ice-age remains of a caribou calf and a wolf pup are unveiled in Yukon.

The territorial government says in a release that the specimens have been unearthed southeast of Dawson City.

Both have been radiocarbon dated to a time more than 50,000 years ago.

Paleontologists say the calf and pup are remarkably well preserved, with intact hair, skin and muscle tissue.

The release says there’s considerable scientific interest in Thursday’s unveiling because specimens of this quality are extremely rare.

Premier Sandy Silver, Indigenous representatives and a Yukon paleontologist are all expected to attend the event.


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