Schoolgirl Finds 41,000-Year-Old Mummified Lemming in Permafrost

December 28, 2019 - General
A modern-day lemming. Credit: Jon Anders Wiken / Adobe Stock

Angelina Sadovnikova, then aged 11, came across a mummified Pleistocene rodent in a cavity left by woolly mammoth tusk diggers. The girl, now 14, was with her mother when she made the frozen find on the shore of the Tirekhtyakh River close to the Arctic Circle in the Yakutia region of Siberia, say scientists.

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