Thursday, 2 April 2015

Complete camel skeleton unearthed in Austria


Date:
April 1, 2015

Source:
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien

Summary:
Archaeologists working on a rescue excavation uncovered a complete camel skeleton in Tulln, Lower Austria. The camel, which was dated to the time of the Second Ottoman War in the 17th century, most likely died in the city of Tulln. Genetic analyses showed that the animal was a male hybrid of a dromedary in the maternal line and a Bactrian camel in the paternal line. The find is unique for Central Europe.


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