The mammoths were 'mummified', a process that is quite easily done in a cold environment.

“We found simply woven, elaborately decorated fabrics worn by the upper echelon of their stratified society.

Luxury grade fabric adorned the highly skilled, highly respected craftsmen managing the copper furnaces.

"This tells us how developed and sophisticated both their textile craft and trade networks must have been." Related: Mysterious artifact discovered at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity The arid conditions of the mines have led to a trove of important discoveries in the past, including the remarkable preservation of 3,000-year-old organic materials, including seeds, leather and fabric, and other extremely rare artifacts.

Along with the textiles, researchers also recently discovered thousands of seeds of the Biblical “Seven Species” at the site — the two grains and five fruits considered unique products of the Land of Israel.

In doing so he had established that the mammoth found by Adams in 1799 buried at the mouth of the Lena in a crevice of a cliff from 200 to 260 feet high, and sent by him to St.

Petersberg, had been frozen in a bank of diluvial ice on the slope of the river.

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.

Preservation of the mammoth remains was somewhat different than has been imagined by the uninformed.

They were responsible for smelting the copper, which was a very complicated process.” The mines were producing copper, a critical component in weapons and tools in ancient societies.