10 August, 2013

Frozen mammoth

Just today, I went to see the frozen mammoth found from Siberia.

The Frozen Wooley Mammoth "YUKA" from Siberian Permafrost (URL: just only in Japanese)

Date: July 13 (Sat)- September 16 (Mon), 2013
Venue: Exhibition Hall A, Pacifico Yokohama
Hours: 9:00-17:00 (9:00-19:30 on Wednesdays and Fridays, Last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Replica of Palaeoloxodon naumanni on the entrance of the hall. This robot is moving his nose, and his tail was so cute for me.

Bone remains and skeletal preparations. I understood the bigness of mammoths.

A reconstructed mammoth house. The cranial bone is used for its entrance.

The most interesting material was a stomach remain. Based on analyses of their stomachs, mammoths ate Poaceae, Carex sp., Eriophorum gracile, Salix sp., Betula sp., tiny sprouts of walnuts, and other plants.

A catalogue and soft toy.

We can see other various materials including stone and mammoth bone artefacts.

Japan is on summer vacation now, and this exhibition was so crowded. But I was able to take time to see all of materials.

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