We are constantly learning more about ourselves and the people who came before us through discoveries from the past. While exploring a cave, scientists came across a 40,000-year-old bracelet, which is believed to be the oldest ever found.
Confusingly, the unique bracelet appears to have been made using tools that were impossible for the time it was created. Also, scientists believe that the piece of jewelry was made by something other than our ancestors.
The discovery of the bracelet provoked an array of questions, but after further examination, many of those questions have finally been given answers.
A green stone bracelet was found near ancient human remains in a Siberian cave in the Altai Mountain range back in 2008.
It’s believed that the bracelet may have belonged to a prehistoric princess due to the evident craftsmanship on display. Russian experts claim the bracelet is “the oldest ever found” dating back to 40,000 years.
“The bracelet is stunning — in bright sunlight, it reflects the sun rays, at night by the fire it casts a deep shade of green,” Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Anatoly Derevyanko, told Siberian Times.
It’s been determined that the bracelet was made by the Denisovans, an extinct species of human. However, the skill and expertise at play here suggests that the Denisovans were more skilled than initially imagined.
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