Dating sediment cores
But its strength had apparently not been up to it, for when we dug it out still farther we found that in its fall it had not only broken several bones, but had been almost completely buried by the falls of earth which tumbled in on it, so that it had suffocated."Its death must have occurred very quickly after its fall, for we found half-chewed food still in its mouth, between the back teeth and on its tongue, which was in good preservation.Petersberg, had been frozen in a bank of diluvial ice on the slope of the river.This ice bank was not (as Adams believed and stated in his description of the site of the find) the remains of the old drift-ice whose crevices had been filled with mud.In both cases the bodies had been enbedded in fissures of the diluvial inland ice.Then when the temperature fell the mud disappeared and the ice in which they were fast frozen had kept them, complete with their soft parts, in a state a preservation through the ages.When one looked at the body one had the impression that it must have suddenly fallen into an unexpected fissure in the ice, which it probably came across in its wanderings, and which may have been covered with a layer of plant-bearing mould.
The following is from Frozen Fauna of the Mammoth Steppe by Guthrie: "The word mummy has long been used to describe carcasses preserved in northern permafrost.
"Before I arrived at the site, Herz had partially dug away the hill of earth round the body, and so both the forefeet and the hind feet were exposed.
These lay under the body so that it rested on them.
Preservation of the mammoth remains was somewhat different than has been imagined by the uninformed.
The mammoths were 'mummified', a process that is quite easily done in a cold environment.Since Ted Holden has repeatedly insisted that the mammoth whose remains were found in Siberia in 1901 was preserved by some great catastrophe as described in Velikovsky's books, I decided to research the topic.