Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Traces of Hunting Magic Discovered in Altai Caves
13.10.2008 14:26
Traces of Hunting Magic Discovered in Altai Caves

Archeologists studying the area of the well-known Tavdinsky Caves in Altai assume that early people used to perform hunting magic there.
      Back in 2005 three archeological layers were unearthed in this site giving evidence to the fact that from the Neolithic epoch already it was a cult place.
      In the course of excavations of 2008 they enriched considerably the collection of finds dating to the Eneolithic, the final stage of Neolith. The set of tools is represented with numerous scrapers, cutters, and a hatchet.
      The finds are traces of hunting magic, manifestations of which among various Siberian tribes have been registered by ethnographers. According to the natives old beliefs, during the opening of hunting season the arrowhead with which an animal was killed had to be stuck into the ground in a special place. The aim of the ritual was to prevent depletion of biological resources of the woods - one of the archeologists explained.


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Russian science  Ukraine  Russian Metro  Vandalism  Petersburg events  Russian tourism  St. Petersburg  Pustozyorsk  tourist route  Russian religion  Moscow  Vladivostok  Chukotka  offshore companies  Exhibitions in Moscow  Bashkiria  Russian hotels  Crystals  Flights to the Moon  Robots  USAID  Moscow Spring  Ulyanovsk airport  Russian economy  Soyuz   odd news  2morrow / Tomorrow Film Festival  Russian scientists  active holidays in Russia  Far East  Moscow Metro  Burial Grounds  Evgeny Plushenko  Aeroflot  National Library of Russia  Sverdlovsk region  Alexander Bashlachev  Russian business  Russian law  Ralph Fiennes  Russian oil  Mineral Waters  Festivals in Russia  Arkhip Kuindzhi  house explosion in Astrakhan  Russian gas  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Moscow hotels  Russian Cinema  Klyuchevskoy Volcano 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites