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The Mammoth Hunters

... the greatest “cemetery” of mammoths in Western Siberia It was here that in 2002 researchers found the northernmost Paleolithic site in the region, which “functioned” approximately from sixteen to thirteen thousand years ago. Numerous stone tools and, above all, a mammoth vertebra, pierced with a spearhead, were collected there. This is the first find of such kind in Siberia and the second in the world. The stone blades of the spearhead got stuck in this bone, in a twenty-three millimeters deep cone-shaped breach. According to the radiocarbon method, the find is thirteen and a half thousand years old. The study of ...

Modified: 30.01.2005
tools , stone inserts , Siberia , palaeolithic
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