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Re: New discovery in Alaska?????



>The "claim" is that actual "frozen bones" and not "just fossils" were
found, and that the bones contain available collegen (sp?) (sorry). 
This is silly. The permafrost in Alaska is only a few million years old.
Remember that back in the Eocene there were evergreen forests with Diatryma
and other large animals even on Ellesmere land. The only place I can think
of where there _might_ have been permafrost continuously since the
Cretaceous would be the higher parts of the Gamburtsev mountains of central
East Antarctica. Unfortunately they're covered by about a mile of ice.

Tommy Tyrberg