12,000-year-old deer-tooth decoration unearthed in Ningxia

2022-03-04 Editor : Lu Yan ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- A piece of sophisticated-carved perforated red deer canine decoration has been unearthed at Gezishan Ruins.

Estimated to be 12,000 to 13,000 years old, it is believed to be one of the world's most exquisite deer-tooth decorations made in the Palaeolithic Age and the only one excavated in China.

A study was conducted by Zhang Le from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and her counterparts in other countries.

Their findings have been published on Frontiers in Earth Science, an open-access journal, on Feb. 16


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