Archaeologists find 45,000-year-old mammoth ivory tiara
During an excavation in the Denisova cave in southern Siberia, researchers at the Novosibirsk Institute of Archeology and Ethnography discovered a 45,000-year-old crafted object that appears to be a tiara made of mammoth ivory.
According to the Siberian Times, scientists believe the object could have been used by Denisova's hominid, who lived about 40,000 years ago. & Nbsp; & nbsp;
Based on the size of the tiara, archaeologists point out that it was worn by a big-headed man. & Nbsp; There appears to be a hole at the end, where a rope could be attached to tie the item to the head. & Nbsp;
The tiara also looks too straight to fit on the forehead of a large-headed hominid. But, for the researchers, time left the object in a curved shape. & Nbsp;
"Mammoth ivory plates were first placed in water so that they would not crack during processing, and then folded at a right angle," said Alexander Fedorchenko, an archeologist at the Novosibirsk Institute. "Any crooked object tends to return to its original shape over time." & Nbsp;
Other ornamental accessories have also been discovered in Denisova's cave, although scientists cannot say whether they were created by modern humans, Denisovians or Neanderthals. & Nbsp;
"Finding tiaras is very rare not only for the Denisova cave, but for the world," commented Fedorchenko. "The ancient peoples used mammoth ivory to make beads, bracelets and pendants, as well as needles and arrowheads. There were mammoth ivory tiaras, including decorated ones, found at archaeological sites in the far north and east of Siberia. But these tiaras were created much later, 20,000 to 28,000 years ago. "
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