The catalyst behind the sudden emergence of these ancient relics is climate change, with lower winter precipitation and warmer summers dramatically reducing the alpine ice that acts as a time capsule for lost treasures.
These shared the era with mastodons, woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.
Remains of Neanderthals from 30-40,000 years ago have been spotted in Russia.
Human populations have lived there, sickened and died for thousands of years.”5. Okay, not to be alarmist but , a lot of really frightening stuff might surface as warming continues and the ice exposes layers frozen to time. Scientists from the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology in Novosibirsk examined the corpse of a Stone Age man in the Siberian region of Gorny Altai, and other men who died in 19th century viral epidemics “and were buried in the permafrost region of Russia.” The BBC notes “they have found bodies with sores characteristic of the marks left by smallpox.