Tarin of the Mammoths
Images that inspired me while I was writing my middle grade series: Tarin of the Mammoths.
In 1965, a farmer dug up the lower jawbone of a mammoth while in the process of expanding his cellar. Further excavations revealed the presence of 4 huts, made up of a total of 149 mammoth bones. These dwellings, dating back some 15,000 years, were determined to have been some of the oldest shelters known to have been constructed by pre-historic man, usually attributed to Cro-Magnon. the lion camp of the "Mamoutoi". Ukranian river valley
Sungir Burials | Sculptural portraits of the girl and boy from Sungir. Reconstruction GV Lebedinsky and TS Surnin. 25,000 to 29,000 years ago. Pair burial of the boy in the extended position aged between 12 and 14 years and a girl aged between 9 and 10 years. Both were buried at the same time, evidenced laid in the grave goods and most importantly, the spears of mammoth tusk, which is longer than the skeletons of people.
People we would never know with out burial rituals-Sunghir is an early Upper Paleolithic archeological site located 192 km from Moscow; radiocarbon dated to around 30,000 BP. These ancient Caucasoids were decorated with thousands of mammoth-ivory beads, originally sewn onto cloth! Notice the remains of the beaded cap on one of their heads. The image to the left is an artist's recreation.