Thursday, 13 September 2018

50,000 yo mummified wolf and cariboo unveiled

Specimens of this quality are extremely rare.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 the Yukon. The specimens were unearthed southeast of Dawson City. Both have been radiocarbon dated to more than 50,000 years.
The remains were found in Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in traditional territory. The animals hold special significance. 

"Wolf and caribou are very important and interconnected. The caribou has fed and clothed our people for thousands of years. The wolf maintains balance within the natural world, keeping the caribou healthy."