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Mammoths from the Fridge

Mammoths from the Fridge
Above: An artist's rendition of the Woolly Mammoth!

Plenty of us have some old leftovers lingering in the back of the fridge, but when you're a DNA research scientist those leftovers can be pretty interesting. When searching for a new PhD project, archaeologist Tyler Murchie discovered ancient Canadian permafrost soil samples that had been untested for years.

After analyzing the samples, Murchie discovered evidence that Woolly Mammoths, prehistoric horses, and bison had roamed the site 5,000 years ago, over 8,000 years later than they thought to have vanished from the area.

You can check out the article from the Smithsonian on the study right here and if you want to get some Woolly Mammoth meat for your own freezer, we've got some on the site! (Note: Freezing not required)
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