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Gold coin and ivory found in Bulgaria

A gold coin dating back to the 7th century A.D. and an ivory icon have been unearthed in Bulgaria. Archaeologists working at the Rusokastro fortress site near Bourgas on Bulgaria’s southern Black Sea coast have made a rare find, an ivory icon that they believe would have belonged to an emperor. News

Mammoth ivory figurine fragments found in cave

Two fragments of a female figurine carved out of mammoth ivory have been found in a cave in Germany. The female depictions from Hohle Fels date to 40,000 years ago are the oldest depictions of humans thus far recovered. While the new find is modest compared to the “Venus of Hohle

Fragment of mammoth ivory lion head found in Germany

A 40,000-year-old mammoth ivory fragment of a figurine of a lion has been found in a cave in Germany. Archaeologists from the University of Tübingen have found an ancient fragment of ivory belonging to a 40,000 year old animal figurine. Both pieces were found in the Vogelherd Cave in southwestern Germany,

Stone Age Siberians primarily killed mammoths for their ivory

Researchers working in Siberia believe that the people who lived in Siberia over 30,000 years ago only sporadically hunted mammoths, and it was mainly for their ivory so they could make tools. eople living between roughly 33,500 and 31,500 years ago hunted the animals mainly for ivory, say paleontologist Pavel Nikolskiy

35,000-year-old ivory workshop found in Germany

Excavations at a mammoth hunting site in Germany have uncovered an ivory workshop that dates back 35,000 years. It was possible to identify a zone where pieces of ivory were split into lamella, as well as a second area where the pieces had been carved and their waste had been discarded.

4,500-year-old ivory statuettes found in Portugal

20 ivory statuettes, estimated to be about 4,500 years old, have been found during an archaeological dig in Portugal. This is the first time pieces with such characteristics have appeared in Portugal", Valério told Lusa News Agency, adding that similar finds had been made earlier in southern Spain. He said the statuettes

Ancient ivory maskette found on arctic island

An ancient maskette made of ivory and two Dorest houses, which dates back between 1,500 and 800 years ago, have been found on a Canadian arctic island. They have uncovered two Dorset houses, each of them nine meters long, that date to somewhere between 1,500 and 800 years ago. Constructed

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