어제 죽은 줄 알았던 새...무려 4만6000년 전의 것 VIDEO: Frozen bird that was so well preserved fossil hunters thought it 'died yesterday' turns out to be 46,000 YEARS-OLD


Frozen bird that was so well preserved fossil hunters thought it 'died yesterday' turns out to be 46,000 YEARS-OLD



The female bird was found preserved in permafrost in north-eastern Siberia

The condition of its body was so good experts initially thought it a modern bird 

Researchers used radiocarbon dating to determine how old the carcass was 

It is believed that the horned lark died a non-violent death before being frozen


By JOE PINKSTONE and IAN RANDALL FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 11:07 GMT, 21 February 2020 | UPDATED: 14:12 GMT, 21 February 2020


 

어제 죽은 줄 알았던 새...무려 4만6000년 전의 것


   현재의 뿔 달린 종달새의 조상인 표본이 시베리아 북동부의 벨라야 고라 마을 근처의 광산 터널에서 영구 동토층에서 발견되었다.




뿔 달린 종달새는 일반적으로 지난 빙하시대에 시베리아에서 발견되었을 것과 같은 열린 서식지를 차지하고 있다.


연구자들이 '아이시버드' 라고 불렀던 이 새는 암컷으로, 이 시기부터 이 지역에서 발견된 최초의 냉동새의 기록의 사례라고 생각했다.

연구원들은 이 동물이 냉동되기 전에 자연적으로 죽었을 가능성이 높다고 믿고 있는데, 이것은 이 동물이 수천 년 동안 부패하는 것을 막아주는 운명이 되었다.


이 냉동 새는 너무나 잘 보존되어 있어서 화석탐사원들 '어제 죽은 것'으로 생각했지만, 존재의 연대는 지난 빙하기 중반부터 4만 6천년 전으로 밝혀졌다.


스웨덴 자연사 박물관의 팔레온톨로지스트 러브 달렌과 동료들은 이 새가 지역 화석 상아 사냥꾼들에 의해 땅속에 묻혀있는 것을 발견한 후에 연구할 수 있도록 허락받았다.


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Ki Chul Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


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A frozen bird was so well preserved that fossil hunters thought that it had 'died yesterday' has turned out to be 46,000 years old, from the middle of the last ice age.


The researchers believe that the animal likely died a non-violent death before it was frozen, a fate that kept it from decomposing over the millennia. Pictured, a close-up of the Icebird's foot




The specimen — an ancestor of the modern horned lark — was found preserved in permafrost in a mine tunnel near the village of Belaya Gora in north-east Siberia. 


Horned larks typically occupy open habitats, such as would have been found in Siberia back during the last ice age.


The 'Icebird' — as researchers have dubbed it — was female, and thought to be the first recorded example of a frozen bird from this time to be found in the area.


The researchers believe that the animal likely died a non-violent death before it was frozen, a fate that kept it from decomposing over the millennia.


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A frozen bird, pictured, was so well preserved that fossil hunters thought that it had 'died yesterday' has turned out to be 46,000 years old, from the middle of the last ice age 


The specimen — an ancestor of the modern horned lark, pictured — was found preserved in permafrost in a mine tunnel near the village of Belaya Gora in north-east Siberia


The specimen — an ancestor of the horned lark — was found preserved in permafrost in a mine tunnel near the village of Belaya Gora in north-east Siberia




Palaeontologist Love Dalén of the Swedish Museum of Natural History and colleagues were given the bird to study after it was discovered buried underground by local fossil ivory hunters.


Found when the hunters were tunnelling into the permafrost, the frozen carcass was entombed around seven metres underground.


Professor Dalén and his colleague Nicolas Dussex of the Centre for Palaeogenetics in Stockholm carefully analysed the remains back in their laboratory. 


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Frozen bird found in Siberia is 46,000 years old

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