A bulldozer driver from Lyubertsy during repair work stumbled upon a mammoth bone on a site near Novoryazanskoye highway. This was reported at the local Museum and Exhibition Complex. The man discovered a strange find during the unloading and scooping of sand with a bucket during the reconstruction of the roadway. He donated the remains to the Lyubertsy Museum and Exhibition Complex. At present, the bones of the animal have been sent to the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences for analysis. The scientist said how likely it is that the remains belong to the ancient ancestor of modern elephants.
According to preliminary conclusions of experts from the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the bone belongs to a female mammal. But more research is needed to confirm this information.
As the head of the Department of Biological Evolution of the Faculty of Biology of Moscow State University named after M. V. Lomonosov Alexander Markov, the probability that the found bone belongs to a mammoth is very high, since 30 thousand years ago the territory of Moscow and the region was the habitat of these extinct mammals:
- In the central part of Russia, glaciers crawled during the glaciation, which covered a significant part of northern Europe and northern Russia, and they reached Moscow. And here the cold mammoth steppes stretched. One of these famous areas is the Sungir parking lot on the outskirts of Vladimir.
There, according to the expert, archaeologists have discovered once the most ancient settlement of people and mammoths. In the graves of these ancient inhabitants, several decorations from mammoth tusk, beads and other products from animal bones were found.
According to Markov, the remains of mammals were found on the territory of other geographic zones of Central Russia, which were also considered the habitat of mammoths. These are Tula, Tver, Yaroslavl, Smolensk and Kaluga regions.