Comparison of the Pleistocene Megafauna in Russia and Mexico
Puebla vs Yakutia

Would you believe that the rural part of Puebla, Mexico and Yakutia, Russia could have something in common, what with these two places being more than 9 thousand kilometers away from each other? And still they do! Or should we say did during the Ice Age.
In both these places there used to live very big animals that we know as Megafauna, and nowadays in both places we often find remains of these amazing animals.

However the remains that we find these days have been preserved in different conditions. In Puebla we have a lot of volcanic activity and the remains are preserved in ancient volcanic ashes. In Yakutia we find the remains frozen in the permafrost and sometimes they still have flesh!

The work will focus on three representative animals of the Ice Age: mammoths, ancient horses and bisons. The objective is to analyse the characteristics of these animals and learn about how they lived and the differences they had because of the difference in climate.
So, if you want to learn more about these amazing animals, join us in the project!

Andrea Dalí Gómez Orozco

Puebla, Mexico
Andrea is an architect and a stained glass artist from Puebla, Mexico. She has always been interested in many topics such as history, geology, paleontology and different kinds of handcraft techniques. That is why she's been involved in different construction and restoration projects, expeditions and her own projects in different areas. She is a founder member of the Association of Pleistoscene Studies in Puebla. Andrea loves to participate in such kind of projects, because she learns more thanks to meeting great people from different countries. She says that everything that gives you knowledge is exciting.

Stanislav Kolesov

Yakutsk, Russia
Stanislav is a specialist in the field of paleontology. He graduated from the North-Eastern Federal University with a degree in biology. Since 2012, he has been a researcher at the Department for the Study of the Mammoth Fauna of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). He is engaged in the study of paleoecology of artiodactyl and equid-hoofed mammals of the late Pleistocene of Yakutia. He actively cooperates with the schools of Yakutia by organizing summer expeditions for schoolchildren, and, from time to time, gives lectures on paleontology of the Late Pleistocene for secondary school students. Stanislav took part in IRS-2018 as a tutor of the Paleontology project.

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