Remains of a 12,000-year-old bear were found in Norway

(ORDO NEWS) — This story began back in 1976. Then the Raydun couple decided to expand the laundry room in the basement of their house. They began to dig up the floor and came across some remains.

Without thinking for a long time, the couple put them in a box and put them aside. They carried out their construction work for several years and also put the remains in a box.

And then it completely accidentally fell into the hands of a scientist, who found out that the bones belonged to a bear. He lived here 12 thousand years ago.

The researcher who studied the bones works at the Museum of Archeology in Stavanger. Her name is Christine Armstrong Oma.

She conducted zoological analysis, which showed that the bones belonged to an Ice Age bear.

After that, she got the idea to dig in the house. After 6 years, the researcher managed to get permission to work in the family.

Digging a little deeper, the researchers found other parts of the animal’s skeleton. It is known for certain that it was a polar bear.

They last lived here 12,000 years ago. Scientists have never found anything like this before. The animal died at the age of 28. She weighed approximately 600 kg.

In general, it is very rare for a predatory animal to live to such an age. Most likely, it was a large representative of its species and one of the largest predators that lived before.

Therefore, there was actually no threat to the polar bear either among animals or among people.

It is interesting that not only the bones of the animal were preserved, but also the remains of its stomach. Moreover, the remains of a seal were found in the stomach.

Most likely, these seals were hunted by the first people who lived on the territory of modern Norway during the Stone Age.


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