7 amazing discoveries from Siberia that changed History

(ORDO NEWS) — Siberia is a treasure trove of history.

Siberia is a huge geographical region covering parts of Eurasia and Northern Asia. This territory extends from the Ural Mountains to the watershed separating the basins of the Pacific and Arctic Oceans.

Harsh and harsh winters, when January temperatures average around -25°C, make Siberia so huge that it accounts for 77% of Russia’s territory.

Siberia is also home to Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake by volume, containing 22-23% of the world’s fresh surface water.

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Frozen waters of Lake Baikal, Siberia

It is in this vast, mysterious region that archaeologists have discovered some of the most exciting archaeological finds in human history.

Siberia is a huge geographical region covering parts of Eurasia and Northern Asia. This territory extends from the Ural Mountains to the watershed separating the basins of the Pacific and Arctic Oceans.

Harsh and harsh winters, when January temperatures average around -25°C, make Siberia so huge that it accounts for up to 77% of Russia’s territory.

Siberia is also home to Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake by volume, containing 22-23% of the world’s fresh water.

It is in this vast and mysterious region that archaeologists have discovered some of the most interesting archaeological finds in human history.

In this article, we will look at some of the most interesting findings made by experts in the study of the numerous sub-regions of Siberia.

50,000 year old pencil

Denisova Cave is one of the most amazing archaeological sites in Siberia, if not all of Russia.

Hidden in the Altai Mountains, Denisova Cave is of great paleo archaeological and paleontological interest. In it, archaeologists have found numerous fragments of bones of the Denisovan hominin, as well as artifacts dating back to about 40,000 BC.

Archaeologists have also found traces of a long-extinct horse species that lived in the region about 32,000 years ago.

But among the numerous discoveries made in the cave, the discovery of a 50,000-year-old pencil comes first.

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The item was made of hematite

From hematite, the ancient people who lived in the cave made various “pencils”, which were then used to create some of the first works of art in the Altai mountains.

Experts have established that the pencil was not made by Homo sapiens, but by an older species called the Denisovans, which is considered a long-extinct branch of ancient people.

Tiara 50,000 years old

From fragments of woolly mammoth bones, the ancient ancestors of people, the Denisovans, made an intricate tiara worn by ancient people about 50,000 years ago.

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Tiara found in Denisova Cave

According to researchers, the tiara found in Denisova Cave is by far the oldest tiara found anywhere in the world. The archaeological exhibit was discovered in the summer of 2018 by Russian archaeologists, who say the item was most likely worn by a man, not a woman.

70,000 year old bracelet

Also in Denisova Cave, archaeologists discovered one of the most ancient and impressive bracelets ever found on the surface of the earth.

Thought to have also been made by an ancient species of Denisov, scientific analysis has revolutionized our understanding of this archaic human species believed to have made the bracelet around 70,000 years ago.

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Jewelry created by an archaic type of people – Denisovans, whose age is about 70,000 years

In fact, the bracelet is so ancient that experts say it is the oldest piece of its kind in the world. Moreover, this decoration appeared long before people are considered to have the necessary skills to make such items.

Professor Mikhail Shunkov of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography in Novosibirsk said the ancient bracelet is a “world-class phenomenon” because its mere existence defies the known “level of technology” that existed in the distant past.

50,000 year old needle

It is also believed that the ancient Denisovan species was created by the ancient Denisovans and discovered in the famous Denisova Cave. In 2016, experts made a sensational discovery by reporting the discovery of a real needle.

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50,000 year old needle

The ancient tool, seven centimeters long, is believed to have been used by the Denisovans to make clothes. The needle was reportedly made from the bone of an animal (an unknown large bird) and is the oldest needle ever found.

The discovery of a needle, as well as many other objects from the cave, indicates that the ancient Denisovans were much more advanced than what we attribute to them.

The 50,000-year-old Denisova needle is rewriting history as the previous oldest such item dates back to about 40,000 years ago, according to Russian scientists.

40,000 year old giant wolf head

Although nothing of the kind was found in Denisova Cave, the find of the severed head of a huge prehistoric wolf quickly spread around the world.

The discovery of a massive 40,000-year-old head was the first discovery of its kind in the world.

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40,000 year old giant wolf head

The specimen is very well preserved, and scientists say that its fur, fangs, skin and even brain tissue remained virtually intact. How the head was cut off remains a mystery.

Although the massive head of a 40,000-year-old wolf was discovered in 2018, the find was kept secret for a year and only recently became known to the general public.

Scientists have revealed the importance of the find, saying that this is a unique specimen of the first remains of a fully developed Pleistocene wolf with preserved tissues.

Liquid blood inside a 42,000 year old foal

Sensation: Siberian permafrost helped preserve “the oldest blood in the world”: experts found liquid blood inside an extinct 42,000-year-old foal.

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Liquid blood inside a 42,000 year old foal

“Liquid blood samples were taken from the vessels of the heart – it was preserved in a liquid state for 42,000 years thanks to favorable burial conditions and permafrost,” said Semyon Grigoriev, head of the Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk.

55,000 year old extinct lion cubs

Siberian permafrost is ideal for preserving extinct animal species.

Thus, the cubs discovered in 2015, whose age was previously estimated at about 12,00 years, turned out to be much older than this age. Experts say the two cubs, one of which is perfectly preserved, are between 25,000 and 55,000 years old, making them the oldest extinct lion cubs found in Siberia.

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The age of lion cubs reaches 55,000 years

Experts say the cubs were one to two weeks old when they died.

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