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Ancient mammoth ivory carving technology reconstructed by archaeologists

September 1, 2020 - General

A team of archaeologists from Siberian Federal University and Novosibirsk State University provided a detailed reconstruction of a technology that was used to carve ornaments and sculptures from mammoth ivory. The team studied a string of beads and an ancient animal figurine found at the Paleolithic site of Ust-Kova in Krasnoyarsk Territory. Over 20,000 years ago its residents used drills, cutters, and even levelling blades. The…

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