Petersberg, had been frozen in a bank of diluvial ice on the slope of the river.This ice bank was not (as Adams believed and stated in his description of the site of the find) the remains of the old drift-ice whose crevices had been filled with mud.Quackenbush (1909) concluded that the partial mammoth mummy from Eschscholtz Bay, Alaska, was so deteriorated as to exclude 'sudden fall in temperature" theories...'" (Guthrie 1990) I am still doing research on Mammoth diet and climate at the time of the burial of the Berezovka mammoth.Types of data being studied, stomach and mouth contents of the said mammoth, stomach contents of other mammoths found.Estimation of snow depths on the Mammoth Slope are also being covered and have a large bearing on extinction of the mammoth and other large Ice Age mammals.
We could tell from these that the mammoth must have come to its miserable end in the autumn." "Lapparent attributes the extinction of the mammoth to a gradual increase in cold and a decrease in the supply of food, rather than to a cataclysmic flood." (Guthrie 1990) "...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.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.Moisture contained in a buried carcass is not released to the atmosphere but is crystallized in place, in ice lenses around the mummy.This process is more comparable to tightly wrapped food left too long in a freezer.