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Digger driver finds 2000-year-old wolf remains in Sutherland

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:20 am
by Koa
Remains of 2000-year-old wolf unearthed in Sutherland
By Chris MacLennan June 16, 2018
THE PRESS AND JOURNAL


The remains of what is believed to be a 2000-year-old wolf has been discovered in the Highlands.

A digger driver was extracting peat for crofter Duncan MacKay at Rogart in Sutherland when the remains were found five feet deep.

Mr MacKay, 66, was so intrigued by the find he contacted Brora Heritage Centre and archaeologist Dr Nick Lindsay, chairman of Clyne Heritage Society, was called in and later excavated a preserved skull, bones, teeth, claws and thick fur coat.
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Re: Digger driver finds 2000-year-old wolf remains in Suther

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:36 pm
by ovedur
  • What an amazing discovery! Thank you for sharing!

Re: Digger driver finds 2000-year-old wolf remains in Suther

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:36 am
by 2wolf22
This is so interesting. :D Nice topic!

Re: Digger driver finds 2000-year-old wolf remains in Suther

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:15 pm
by La Striata
Would be interesting to get a DNA sample from it. I've always been curious on whether the extinct British wolves were a distinct subspecies.