Process of radiocarbon dating
"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.
Guthrie compares it to the process that packaged meat undergoes in a freezer.The Berezovka mammoth shows evidence of having been buried in a landslide, the cold mud acting as preservative and the underlying permafrost completing the process by freezing the carcass. I was able to obtain his book, Siberian Man and Mammoth through interlibrary loan.It's quite interesting, the mammoth story is only a part of his book, he also commented at length on people who were living in Siberia at the time of the scientists' journey to get to the site of the mammoth. von Toll, the well-known geological explore of Arctic Siberia, who perished while leading the Russian expedition in 1903, had covered in 1890 most of the sites of previous finds of mammoth and rhinoceros bodies in carrying out his professional investigations.The textiles help unravel the trade practices and the regional economy back then, researchers said. It was most likely from the Jordan Valley or Northern Israel.The majority of the fabrics were made of sheep's wool, a cloth that is seldom found in this ancient period," TAU masters student Vanessa Workman said.
The muscles are dried straps over the bones, quite as Guthrie describes, looking very mummified.