Archaeology: Ancient artwork discovered in Siberia are 'earliest EVER drawings of animals'

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have announced etchings of fighting camels found on 13,000-year-old mammoth tusks in Siberia are the earliest known drawings of the animal ever found in Asia.

Archaeologists studied a 5ft (1.5m) long tusk featuring drawings of four camels and a human in a camel suit discovered in the lower Tom river in western Siberia. The team believe this may have depicted how hunters disguised themselves as camels in order to get closer to the beasts and kill them.

Among the etchings were depictions of camels locked in a fight thought to represent the start of a mating season and a vital stage in the cycle of the human community.

The camels shown on...
source: Express

2020-07-11 14:35
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