Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bear Bones Discovered

Spelunkers have uncovered about 80% of the remains of a bear that may have died as many as 11,000 years ago in a complex cave system in the Scottish Highlands.

The Grampian Speleological Group worked for years to uncover the remains within the cave chamber, Uamh. DNA testing on a skull found in 1995 have been ongoing, as well as have tests on a bear skull found in the same system in the 1920s. But the recent uncovering is very exciting.

Researchers are trying to determine the type of bear, as well as when it died.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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