Meet Yuka. The carcass of a juvenile woolly mammoth, soft tissues beautifully preserved by the Siberian permafrost. There is evidence that the animal was brought down by apex predators — probably lions — and then poached by another predator, MAN. If the initial findings are confirmed, this will be the first mammoth carcass with preserved soft tissues ever found that bears evidence of interaction with humans. Yuka was about two and a half years old when it perished at least 10,000 years ago.
A fine Greek Pendant ca 3rd century BC. In the form of a disk with a raised central boss adorned with filigree and granulation, framed by bands of twisted and plain wire filigree and granulation, joined to a crescent, the tips both terminating in a three-petal rosette above inverted pyramids of granulation, the suspension loop fronted by a two-tiered rosette centered by a granule.
The Spinningdale cist burial Sutherland, Scotland: Fragments of the 4000 year-old sheepskin were discovered around the left arm bone of the skeleton of the middle aged female whose crouched body was contained within the burial cist. The women, believed to have been aged between 35 and 50, whose remains showed signs that she had been suffering from spinal joint disease. A radiocarbon date of 2051-1911 BC and 2151-2018 BC was obtained from bone and charcoal fragments