Datings lance ru
Datings lance ru
As sexy new daters arrive every week, vying for those coveted "keeper" spots, connections will be tested and relationships will develop.
Of the three, special interest currently surrounds the front end of a lance or javelin dating back 10,000 to 12,000 years, says Dr Semyon Grigoryev, Director of the Lazarev Mammoth Museum at Northeastern Federal University.At the point where it had snapped - possibly soon after striking the mammoth - it was 1.03 cm thick.The surface of the spear had been 'entirely polished' by its human owner and had an 'excellent finish', without ornaments.'The grooves for the microliths are so nicely crafted, as if with some mechanic tool.'Archaeologists say it was some stone implement.' The next 'spear or javelin' is more than twice as old, also made of mammoth ivory, possibly made 28,500 years ago and found at the famous Yana site.'Then it managed to escape, with the broken spear inside, and died somewhere.' He made clear: 'We are now undertaking radiocarbon dating for the spear tip and for the bones of mammoth.
'If the dates are close, we can propose they are indeed related.' The length of the slim prehistoric spear tip is 36.5 centimetres, but it was originally longer.
The weapon would have been fitted with microliths - tiny deadly sharp stones such as flint or quartz 'sharpened to kill'.
'What seems amazing for me is the skill of ancient master, who made this spear,' he said.
It is also 'the world's northernmost discovery of a Paleolithic tool'.
Indeed, it proved paleolithic man hunted hundreds of kilometres further north than previously understood.
We would never have gotten to our advanced stage if our ancestors were not brilliant capable creative people.