14-INCH ‘SPEAR’ MADE OF TUSK FOUND INSIDE WOOLLY MAMMOTH SKELETON IN SIBERIA
Scientists in eastern Russia have found what they believe is a primitive weapon, lodged inside the skeleton fragments of a woolly mammoth, according to state news agency RIA Novosti.
The 14-inch curved object appears to be made from mammoth tusk and resembles the sharp, polished end of a spear—and the fact that it was found among the ribs of the animal’s remains suggested it might have been used as a weapon, according to researchers for the Northeastern Federal University in Russia.
The university’s Museum of the Mammoth in the Siberian city of Yakutsk will now study the item found in the Sakha region’s northeast.
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