Siberia: remains of 5,000-year-old "bird man" found

Siberia: remains of 5,000-year-old bird man found

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The researchers nicknamed him Birdman ("bird-man"). In Novosibirsk in western Siberia, archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old human skeleton in what appears to be a cemetery of Odinov culture, reports & nbsp; The Siberian Times. Its peculiarity: his body was accompanied by beaks and heads of birds, something that these researchers had never observed during their excavations.

They suppose that the beaks and heads of birds formed a kind of necklace, even a headdress, around the head of the body: "It was perhaps a necklace which protected its owner when he was alive", explains to the journal Lilia Kobeleva & nbsp; of the Novosibirsk Institute of Archeology and Ethnography; or he was some kind of shaman.

A little further, archaeologists also found the remains of another adult man, surrounded by several objects including a sort of pair of glasses. They think it could be a funeral mask or a helmet. Polished moon-shaped stones were also found near the body, which also makes it exceptional. & Nbsp;

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