Humans Killed A Mammoth 45,000 Years Ago In The Arctic

Posted: Jan 15 2016, 2:48am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News


Humans Killed a Mammoth 45,000 Years ago in the Arctic
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New research found that humans have been living in the Siberian Arctic 45,000 years ago.

Looks like our ancestors have not been bothered by the cold. A new paper reveals that humans have been around in Siberian arctic already 45,000 years ago. The finding is based on a frozen mammoth carcass bearing injuries inflicted by weapons.

Archaeological evidence for humans living in northern Eurasia before 40,000 years ago is rare. In west Siberia, the northernmost find of that age is located at 57°N.

Elsewhere, the earliest presence of humans in the Arctic is commonly thought to be circa 35,000 to 30,000 years before the present. A mammoth kill site in the central Siberian Arctic, dated to 45,000 years before the present, expands the populated area to almost 72°N.

The advancement of mammoth hunting probably allowed people to survive and spread widely across northernmost Arctic Siberia.

The paper titled "Early human presence in the Arctic: Evidence from 45,000-year-old mammoth remains" has been published on Science Mag.

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