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7,000 year old Siberian warrior: more advanced than we supposed?

By The Siberian Times reporter
14 October 2015

Buried with stone axe and horn-tipped arrow, ancient human remains have archeologists reshaping their assumptions.

'It is a fair assumption to say, as this fact proves, that the burial mounds emerged much earlier than the Bronze Age, in Neolithic times.' Picture: KemSU

In a first for Siberia, a burial mound dating to the 'New Stone Age' has been unearthed in Novosibirsk region. In the mound were nine people, including women and children, discovered by archeologists and students from Kemerovo State University.

'In the lower layer, they discovered a man with a stone axe and a horn tipped arrow,' said the university's press service. 'It is a fair assumption to say, as this fact proves, that the burial mounds emerged much earlier than the Bronze Age, in Neolithic times.'

Neolithic burial mound


Neolithic burial mound


Neolithic burial mound

In the mound were nine people, including women and children. Pictures: KemSU

Dwellings of ancient people were also found close to the mound which may have contained a family grouping. At least in Siberia, it was thought until now that such burial mounds - signaling a new stage of development for early man - came later. 

Professor Vladimir Bobrov told TASS news agency: 'It means there had been major changes in the socio-economic structure of the society. It is safe to assume that the process of destruction of collectivism, on which early tribal societies were based, began in Neolithic times. 

'For the most part, the events that took place in the area that we now call Western Siberia were much more interesting and thought-provoking than previously thought.'

Neolithic burial mound

The find is in the Vengerovsky District of Novosibirsk region. Picture: The Siberian Times

It was the first of its kind, and previous efforts to find Stone Age mounds had 'failed'. He stated: 'The burial mound that we have found most probably dates back to the Late Stone Age, 5-4 millennia BC. It was previously thought that burial mounds appear at the end of the fourth to the beginning of the third millennium.'

The find is in the Vengerovsky District of Novosibirsk region. Work is now underway to accurately date the human remains. 

Comments (4)

Lot's of assumptions, little facts. Yet.
Tony Hillman, USA
28/10/2015 02:31
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The scientific process does not exist in a vacuum anywhere in the world.
Dion Good, USA
18/10/2015 00:33
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Psh.... everybody knows early stone age man where actcually capitalist. Caring for the entire group is a detrement to the individual! We only survibe because of competition within family groups. They pulled up their boot straps...
Timtuggernuts, The deep south
16/10/2015 06:16
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"the process of destruction of collectivism, on which early tribal societies were based, began in Neolithic times."
WOW! That's a wild assumption. Collectivism? The basis of early tribal societies? That assumption reflects only their modern political bias and demonstrates their failure to comprehend early tribal cultures.
Bob Knows, USA
15/10/2015 21:02
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