During the expedition, six skeletal remains of mammoths were found. One of the unique discoveries for the study of ancient animals became a mammoth skin. Korean colleagues for the project «The Mammoth Rebirth» believe that this skin is the best material for cloning attempts by isolation of living cells.
The tusk of dwarfish mammoth was found as well. According to the participants, its growth does not exceed two meters.
Apart from skin and cells, such findings as embryonic tooth of unborn baby mammoth, tooth of trogon mammoth and others will be transported to the NEFU Mammoth Museum of Research Institute of Applied Ecology of the North.
The expedition «North Oykumena» worked in the Yana River which is nowadays considered the world's northernmost Paleolithic site. The main research took place on Bolshoy Lyakhovsky Island, where numerous exhibits were collected.
The expedition was conducted under the grant of the Russian Geographical Society with the participation of experts from five countries. It started on August 11 and ended on September 29.