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The remains of prehistoric animal found in Issyk-Kul can be aged more than 40 thousand years old

The remains of prehistoric animal found in Issyk-Kul can be aged more than 40 thousand years old

The remains of prehistoric animal found in Issyk-Kul can be aged more than 40 thousand years old. Researcher of the Institute of Geology of the National Academy of Sciences Aizek Bakirov said today at a press conference in Bishkek.

Recall that the remains of the prehistoric animal were discovered by local residents on March 10, 2016 in Issyk-Kul on the cliff above the river Jergalan.

Head of the Department of Archaeology Institute of History and Cultural Heritage of the National Academy of Sciences Kadicha Tashbayeva said that, only three bones were found - two tusks and skull - rather massive, with a total weight of finding about 300 kg.

"We suppose there was a skeleton of the animal, but it was taken away by the landslides likely even 20 years ago. Now all the finds are preserved," she said.

Bakirov also stressed that experts from other countries to study the remains will not be invited. "If scientists of other countries are interested in the research, please, let them come and explore. The remains are very well preserved, presumably, their age is 10 - 45 thousand years old, the exact age we can say only after conducting research," he said.

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