Plotnikov V.V.,Academy of Science of Sakha Republic |
Protopopov A.V.,Academy of Science of Sakha Republic |
Kolesov S.D.,Academy of Science of Sakha Republic |
Klimovskiy A.I.,Academy of Science of Sakha Republic
Quaternary International | Year: 2015
In this paper, we present a morphometric research of the fossil material from four sites in the Yana-Indigirka lowland, Yakutia. The preliminary results showed that the Selliakh and Mus-Khaya sites contained mass assemblages of woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius Blumenbach, 1799) of different individual ages, resembling a herd of modern African elephants - Loxodonta africana Blumenbach, 1797. The Buor-Uriakh and Chondon sites yielded bones of two woolly mammoth individuals, whose morphological characteristics and individual ages were determined. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA.