posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 08:39 PM
December 14, 2009
DNA evidence shows beasts survived to as recently as 7,600 years ago
Woolly mammoths and other large beasts in North America may not have gone extinct as long ago as previously thought.
The new view — that pockets of beasts survived to as recently as 7,600 years ago, rather than the previous end times mark of 12,000 years ago — is
supported by DNA evidence found in a few pinches of dirt.
After plucking ancient DNA from frozen soil in central Alaska, researchers uncovered "genetic fossils" of both mammoths and horses locked in
permafrost samples dated to between 10,500 and 7,600 years ago.
Samples taken from undisturbed Alaskan permafrost show the presence of mammoth and horse DNA dating back to 7,600 years ago.
Seems the time frame is getting closer and closer, next thing they will try to replicate the Mammoths since they have the DNA, don't think it would
be a good idea.