Archaeologists discover what toys children had 5,000 years ago

(ORDO NEWS) — Archaeologists have found ancient tablets engraved in the shape of an owl in the Iberian Peninsula, which could be children’s toys.

In total, scientists have found about 4,000 tablets in tombs and pits. The artifacts are approximately 5,000 years old.

Previously, archaeologists suggested that the tablets were used in rituals and represented deities or the dead.

However, now researchers are considering another version: the finds could be used as dolls, toys or amulets. They were probably made by children.

Scientists came to this conclusion by comparing 100 tablets with hundreds of drawings of owls by modern children aged four to 13 years.

They found many similarities between the images of owls. Many tablets had two holes at the top.

These holes were not used for laces – they are too small and show no signs of wear. Scientists suggest that real owl feathers were inserted into them.


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