9,000-year-old rhino remains found in Russia

July 28th, 2008 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS  

RIA Novosti
Yekaterinburg, (Russia) July 28 (RIA Novosti) Archaeologists in the Sverdlovsk region in Russia’s Urals have discovered 9,000-year-old bones of a rhinoceros, a local museum worker said Monday. The excavations during which the bones were discovered were carried out at a site on the bank of the Lobva River, said Nikolai Yerokhin from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology department.

It was generally assumed that rhinoceros last wandered the Urals some 15,000 to 20,000 years ago.

However, the latest findings seem to prove that they existed in the area up to a much later date.
RIA Novosti

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