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11,000-year-old idol carved with beaver teeth

New researcher has revealed that the 11,000-year-old Shigir Idol was carved with stone chisels and beaver teeth. At a conference involving international experts held in the city this week, Professor Mikhail Zhilin said the wooden statue, originally 5.3 metres tall, was made of larch, with the basement and head carved using

Earliest record of beaver found in Oregon

The earliest record of beavers existing in North America has been found in Oregon. An archaeologist discovered two fossil teeth on the boundary of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument near Dayville that represent the earliest record of a beaver in North America. The molar and premolar -- back teeth --

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