1 10 Incredible Secrets of Siberia

10 Incredible Secrets of Siberia

Posted on December 1, 2016 by konst4

Idol with changed racial features

Archaeologists believe that the 2400-year-old Siberian stone idol in the times of the early Middle Ages was "racially restructured ". Ust-Tasevski idol has expanding nostrils, large, open mouth, mustache and thick beard. Experts believe that about 1500 years ago, made a "plastic surgery" so as an idol looked less like a European but more like Asian.

Archaeologists believe that the Ust-Tasevski idol was made in the Scythian period when residents of the region were mostly of European type. In the days of the early Middle Ages the population of the region of the Angara River receded because of the Mongol invasion. There are signs that the second sculptor was less talented than the author, so he narrowed down idol’s eyes. Aligned the nose and changed its contour. Beard and mustache were partially "shaved". Scientists believe that the idol had one more change at the end of the XVII century, after the conquest of Siberia by Russia. In his mouth there was drilled a small conical hole for a pipe.

Bone armor

Archaeologists recently unearthed a set of armor made of bones in Siberia. 3900-year-old protective suit was made of bones of an unknown animal and was buried separately from its owner in wooded western steppes near Omsk. Most of the findings in this area relates to Krotovskaya culture, armor, according to scientists, is made by members of Samus-Seiminskaya culture, which originated in the Altai Mountains, and later migrated to the southwest.
Found armor was in "excellent condition" and it is believed that it could be brought into the area as a gift, as a result of the exchange, or may have been a war trophy. Protective equipment made of bones was found at a depth of 1.5 meters near the resort, which was rebuilt as the hotel. Presumably, the fact that it was buried without an owner, tells about his connection by some ritual. Armor of such material would require constant care and is believed to belong to the best soldiers.
Bone armor is not a unique feature of the Altai. It is known that the Aleuts, Inuit and Tlingit also wore bone armor.

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The oldest sewing needles

In the Altai Mountains, archaeologists recently found the oldest sewing needle in the world. The needle, which is 50,000 years old, was discovered in the Denisov Cave and it was made by "Homo archaic" - a precursor of "Homo sapiens". The 7-cm needle has a hole for the thread; it was made from the bones of a large, unidentified bird. Previously, researchers have found the needle in the later layers of the cave, but this - the oldest and the longest of all found.

The oldest previously discovered needles were 40,000 years. It was found in the same layer with the remains of the mysterious relative of "Homo sapiens" - "Denisova hominin", after whom the cave was named.  Denisova hominin was more technically advanced than Neanderthals. Hole in the bracelet of the Denisova hominin could only be done with the high speed drill bit, similar to those that are used today.


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One Response to “10 Incredible Secrets of Siberia”

  1. RB says:

    I just had my mind blown over a piece of wood. lol Seriously when I first saw the carving on the first page I was in awe. Then no surprise to find out what it was and how old it is. I may have to send RT some change over this article. TY RT Cheers from Canada

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