Archaeologists have discovered a bizarre monument built by ancient humans in Russia,media BGR reported. It is a large circular structure that uses the bones of creatures never seen before in humans: mammoths. In the past, archaeologists have found other monuments in Russia, and the structure of this particular site is larger than monuments elsewhere: it is about 41 feet in diameter.
The best guess for scientists at the moment is that the behemoth skeletal structure splots that spread throughout the area are home to houses or other shelters. This 25,000-year-old mega-example could have provided a safe element for several people, but is it really its primary use? This is a question that researchers are still trying to answer.
Scientists are currently unable to get more clues from the circular monument, and its circular shape suggests it may be used more than just shelter. Inside the circle, the team was able to find evidence of charred wood, suggesting that the structure may have been used in the cold winter months.
“The mammoth bones are very heavy, and the construction of the circular structure represents the amount of time and effort that the people who built it have put into it,” study lead author Alexander Pryor said in a statement. This clearly means something to them, and even if it ends up having some practical purpose, it is likely to be a ceremonial element. “
The structure includes the remains of a large number of mammoths. The team counted an incredible 64 mammoth skulls and 51 jaws. In order to build it, a large number of hunting and procrastination were carried out, indicating that ancient humans were destroying these animals in large numbers. In addition to mammoth bones, the researchers were able to find clues about food other than mammoth meat in the residents of the site. “We found soft plant tissue fragments, usually found in edible roots or tubers, suggesting plant-based food ingredients in people’s diets,” Pryor said. “These findings are important because they show how our human ancestors used the resources around them to adapt to the harsh conditions of the last ice age. “