Russian expedition finds evidence of northernmost Stone Age hunters above the Arctic Circle

The excavations of the mammoth skeleton on Kotelny Island this summer show it was deliberately butchered by Stone Age humans around 26,000 years ago. (Image credit: Courtesy of Innokenty Pavlov and Alexander Kandyba)

Historical minimize marks on mammoth bones unearthed on a distant island within the frozen extremes of Siberia are the northernmost proof of Paleolithic people ever discovered, in keeping with archaeologists.

The bones from the woolly mammoth skeleton, dated to about 26,000 years in the past, had been excavated this summer season by a Russian expedition to Kotelny Island, within the far northeast of Siberia — 615 miles (990 kilometers) north of the Arctic Circle. | Russian expedition finds proof of northernmost Stone Age hunters above the Arctic Circle


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