Petroglyphs found in Siberia may be country’s oldest

Published on August 20th, 2015 | by Admin


10,000-year-old Petroglyphs found in Siberia’s Altai Mountains may be the country’s oldest rock are.

A new expedition to the Ukok plateau, some 2,500 metres high in the Altai Mountains close to the modern-day Russian border with Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan, has found evidence that a set of intriguing petroglyphs are far older than previously thought.

Stylistically, the drawings match the Paleolithic tradition, some 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. If this is true, they will be the oldest in Siberia by several millennia.

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Story: Anna Liesowska, The Siberian Times | Photo: Lidia Zotkina

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