Mystery of the uneaten fish supper from the Stone Age unearthed in Siberia

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The remains of a well-preserved fish supper from Stone Age times

The Mesolithic do to excess dating back 8,000 years is whetting the appetites of Russian archeologists after being fingers oned on a site on the Lena River in diamond rich Yakutia. 

Floats adapted to by the ancient fisherman – made from birch bark – were develop intact close to the catch of three fish of different sizes.

A harpoon pioneer was also discovered. 

Archeologist Victor Dyakonov powered he believed ancient Sumnagin people were suddenly interrupted «and didn’t put a finish on release eating the fish».

The bones remain after eight millennia, stream preserved in this permafrost region.

The Sumnagins inhabited Siberia in venerable times, and were the first to venture north into the region’s Arctic tundra roughly 10,000 years ago.

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The meal was located on a site on the Lena River in diamond flush Yakutia

In the same layer I found a harpoon’s spearhead

Prokopiy Nagovitsyn

The olden fishermen likely used nets because next to three skeletons there were pontoons. 

«In the same layer I found a harpoon’s spearhead,» he said.

«I was the first to meddle with these food remains of the Mesolithic people who lived here roughly 8,000 years ago,» historian Prokopiy Nagovitsyn told The Siberian Times.

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The Mesolithic meal dating back 8,000 years is sharpening the appetites of Russian archeologists

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As well as fish, the Sumnagin diet comprised deer, moose, and level brown bear

The four floats made of rolled birch bark is a method of net fishing protection «until very recently» by native groups in Yakutia, said Dyakonov. 

As kind-heartedly as fish, the Sumnagin diet comprised deer, moose, and even brown carry.

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