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These two processes of cold mummification and freeze-drying were not distinctly understood by people unfamiliar with long winters and the back corners of deep freezers." (Guthrie 1990) The picture in the Sutcliffe book shows the front leg of the Berezovka mammoth.
Comments by Guthrie on how the climatic changes of the ice age affected the ratio of edible vegetation from then to present.
Since Ted Holden has repeatedly insisted that the mammoth whose remains were found in Siberia in 1901 was preserved by some great catastrophe as described in Velikovsky's books, I decided to research the topic.
I found several books on the subject, including the original book written by one of the scientists who actually examined, preserved and transported the mammoth remains from Siberia.
The food consisted of leaves and grasses, some of the later carrying seeds.
We could tell from these that the mammoth must have come to its miserable end in the autumn." "Lapparent attributes the extinction of the mammoth to a gradual increase in cold and a decrease in the supply of food, rather than to a cataclysmic flood." (Guthrie 1990) "...