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Fossil bones of mammoth found in Mexico will be transported to Yakutsk for investigations

Fossil remains of a mammoth excavated at the place Hueyatlaco-en-Valsequillo in hundred kilometers to the south-east of the capital of Mexico will be transported to Yakutsk for further studies. This news has been reported by the press-service of Ministry of Education of Yakutia.
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A group of scientists and school students from Yakutia has taken place in digs in the course of the joint project with the University of Mexican state Puebla (UPAEP).

In the course of diggings, they have found fossil bones of a mammoth, as well as its molar toothes, spinal bones, and ribs. The samples of bone tissues will be delivered to Yakutsk for radiocarbon analysis. According to the opinion of the head of the expedition, a research assistant at the Department of Studies of Mammoth Fauna of Academy of Science of Yakutia Valery Plotnikov, the discovered bones of a mammoth belong most probably to a so-called Columbia mammoth (Mammuthus columbi), a relative of the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenus)

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