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Mammoth ivory 'tiara' found in Denisova Cave

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The remarkable find was made this summer in the famous Siberian cave where over many millennia early Home sapiens lived alongside extinct Neanderthals and another long-gone branch of ancient man known as Denisovans.

The suspicion is that the tiara - or diadem - was made by Denisovans who are already known to have had the technology 50,000 or so years ago to make elegant needles out of ivory and a sophisticated and beautiful stone bracelet. 

The tiara maybe the oldest of its type in the world. 

It appears to have had a practical use: to keep hair out of the eyes; it’s size indicates it was for male, not female, use.

https://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/50000-year-old-tiara-made-of-woolly-mammoth-ivory-found-in-world-famous-denisova-cave/

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third_eye

DIvas of the world ... UNITE ... !

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oldrover

Tiara? 

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DodgyDaoist

Why is always assumed to be male ? Size wise ? yet the same article states

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Its diameter could have changed with years due to gradual straightening of the curved part, he said. 

‘Mammoth ivory plates were first thoroughly soaked in water to become more ductile and not crack during processing, and then they were bent under a right angle,’ he said. 

‘Any bent object tends to return to their original shape over time.

‘This is the so-called memory of the shape effect. We must remember this while trying to judge the size of the head of the tiara’s owner by its diameter.’

 

Historians and researchers seem to have this male centric view towards so many artifacts. Maybe just my imagination ,but it often appears that way.

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third_eye

Maybe its some Denisovian Queen of the Transgender Parade ...

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jaylemurph
18 hours ago, DodgyDaoist said:

Why is always assumed to be male ? Size wise ? yet the same article states

Historians and researchers seem to have this male centric view towards so many artifacts. Maybe just my imagination ,but it often appears that way.

I hate to break it to you, but most men are physically larger than most women. You can call foul with sexual dimorphism if you like, but evolution tends to have a deaf ear to comments like that. 

BTW, history only deals with written accounts; this artifact comes from waaay before writing. No need to hassle poor historians with this.

—Jaylemurph 

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