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Re: "Mammoths, dinosaurs once roamed Arabia"
I don't think anyone has mentioned this:
which also has a nice photo of a newly discovered trackway in Yemen.
The article has some translation problems:
"A team from GSMRB discovered part of an enormous animal skeleton in the
Thi Sahar region in the northwest of Dhamar governorate in February. The
animal was found to be a mammoth that lived in the fourth century."
A fourth century mammoth? Surely an elephant-like jaw from 4th century
deposits is more likely to be... an elephant?!
I thought the latest surviving mammoths were the dwarfs known from islands
in the Arctic circle, dating to between 3000 and 4000 years ago. So 'fourth
millenium BC' might be possible (but not, seemingly, in Yemen).
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