- The gigantic wolf’s head was perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost although it was severed around 40,000 years ago.
- Although it is believed that the ice had decapitated the wolf, a new report points out it may have been killed by ancient hunters.
- If this is proven, it would be the first evidence of humans living in the area during the Ice Age.
The discovery of a 40,000-year-old wolf’s head beneath the Siberian permafrost was certainly exciting for scientists but they may have found more than just Ice Age remains. A new report suggests that the gigantic wolf may have been decapitated on purpose by ancient hunters.
The wolf’s head was initially discovered in the Arctic Circle by a man named Pavel Efimov in 2018. However, scientists only announced the discovery a year later as they continue to study the huge specimen. Although it was initially believed that the head was severed by ice after the ancient creature’s death, researchers are also open to the possibility that it was decapitated by humans during the Ice Age.
It might look like a bear but that’s actually a 40,000-year-old wolf.
The idea of ancient hunters chopping off the head of a huge wolf is certainly interesting. After all, it is believed that humans didn’t live in the northern area of icy Yakutia 40,000 years ago. However, if they did, the decapitation of the wolf would be the first evidence of their existence in the region.
For now, scientists are choosing to believe that there is a natural explanation for the wolf’s decapitation.
“Our suggestion is that the head was separated by ice,” Dr. Albert Protopopov, a Russian scientist involved in the study, had said. “There are characteristic traces on the soft tissues, presumably left while the tissue was fresh or even alive.
“The effect is like an axe or sharp big knife. But we do not exclude that it could have been cut artificially … a meticulous study is needed,” he added.
The head is said to be bigger than that of a contemporary Siberian Gray wolf but smaller than the modern Arctic wolves. However, scientists stated that the skull is more highly developed than wolves today.
Learn more about the amazing discovery below:
7 Interesting Photos That Tell Profound Stories
A picture indeed paints a thousand words – and the stories behind these images are truly interesting.
Some stories are too complicated to tell with words as some emotions are too difficult to express verbally. Sometimes, photos explain them better.
Tattoos Are No Longer A Hindrance To Getting Good Jobs, Confirms Study
Got tattoos and looking for work? That’s not a problem, according to this research.
- Tattoos do not prevent people from getting hired in good jobs, according to a recent research.
- The study, conducted by the University of Miami Business School and the University of Western Australia Business School involved more than 2,000 individuals in the United States.
30 Simple and Extreme Tattoo Designs For Your Neck
Thinking of getting your neck inked? Here are some ideas!
- Skin art has achieved wider respect and acceptance these days.
- Here are some amazing neck tattoo designs if you're looking for inspiration.
Like Us On Facebook
Colorful Glittered Dog-Balls is the Latest Fashion Trend
Funny Photo Shows Baby Frowning At Doctor Trying To Make Her Cry
An Infant of a Mother With Virus Recovered from CoronaVirus without Meds
A Lonely Lighthouse Perfect for Surviving Any Apocalypse
A Puppy Who Can’t Walk Becomes Friends With a Pigeon Who Can’t Fly
Daredevil Tried Proving Earth Is Flat, Dies After Launching Himself in Homemade Rocket
Teacher Stumbles Upon an Adorable Sight of Three Baby Bears “Dancing” in the Forest
China to Ban Consumption and Trade of Wild Animals