22 February, 2021

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Siberian Mammoths

Siberian Mammoths

  • Scientists have recovered and sequenced the oldest DNA on record, from the molars of mammoths that roamed Siberia up to 1.2 million years ago.
  • Until now, the oldest DNA came from a horse that lived in Canada's Yukon Territory about 700,000 years ago.
  • Researchers gained insights into mammoth evolution and migration by comparing the DNA to that of mammoths that lived more recently (4,000 years ago).
  • The molars of the mammoths were discovered near the Krestovka River, Adycha River and the Chukochya River.

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