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An old & # 39; bird man & # 39; (photo) was dug up in Siberia that was buried with a costume of no less than 50 beaks - presumably from herons or cranes

An old & # 39; bird man & # 39; was dug up in Siberia, buried with a costume of no less than 50 beaks – presumably from herons or cranes.

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The old man is thought to be a shaman who belonged to the Odinov culture that dominated the region of West Siberia, according to reports.

A separate grave was also discovered in the area where archaeologists are digging up a multi-layer grave with a pair of 5,000-year-old Bronze Age glasses.

An old & # 39; bird man & # 39; (photo) was dug up in Siberia that was buried with a costume of no less than 50 beaks - presumably from herons or cranes

An old & # 39; bird man & # 39; (photo) was dug up in Siberia that was buried with a costume of no less than 50 beaks – presumably from herons or cranes

Researcher Lilia Kobeleva from the Novosibirsk Institute of Archeology and Ethnography and colleagues have unearthed the finds at the Ust-Tartas archaeological site in the Novosibirsk region of Siberia.

& # 39; The beaks were mounted on the back of the skull, along the neck, as if it were a collar that protected the owner when he lived here, & # 39; Kobeleva told the Siberian Times.

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Alternatively, the beaks – of which there are an estimated between 30 and 50 – may have been part of a ritual costume or an elaborate headdress or armor.

The beaks will take months to carefully separate for study, the researchers said.

Although ornithologists have not yet fully analyzed the beaks, it is believed that they are probably from cranes or herons.

Because the scientists have not found any holes in the mouth, it is not clear how they would be attached to each other or the tissue.

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT ODINOV CULTURE?

They derive their name from the Odino settlement in the basin of the Ishim River, in Western Siberia.

The Odinov people lived during the Bronze Age, probably between the 18th and 16th centuries BC.

They lived as hunters.

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They lived on an island surrounded by a forest-steppe environment.

Odinov settlements were built on terraces along rivers and creeks.

It is believed that the Odinov culture was derived from Eneolithic forest steppe cultures in the Ishim region of modern-day Russia.

In his time, the garment may have resembled that worn by the nameless monsters in M. filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan & # 39; s 2004 mystery thriller The Village.

Near the cemetery of the so-called bird man, archaeologists found a two-tier grave, the Siberian Times reported.

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In addition, two children were buried who were estimated to be five and ten years old at the time of their death.

Among them, under a wooden covering, the skeleton was found of an adult man, whose skull was found alongside a pair of what & # 39; glasses & # 39; seemed to be.

This bronze find consisted of two hemispheres and a bridge.

Traces of organic material were found within the two hemispheres.

Archaeologists believe that the item may have been part of a funeral mask or other form of head gear, possibly also worn by some kind of old shaman.

The old man is believed to be a shaman who belonged to the Odinov culture that dominated the region of West Siberia, according to reports
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The old man is believed to be a shaman who belonged to the Odinov culture that dominated the region of West Siberia, according to reports

The old man is believed to be a shaman who belonged to the Odinov culture that dominated the region of West Siberia, according to reports

The beaks were mounted on the back of the skull, along the neck, as if it were a collar that protected the owner when he lived here

The beaks were mounted on the back of the skull, along the neck, as if it were a collar that protected the owner when he lived here

The beaks were mounted on the back of the skull, along the neck, as if it were a collar that protected the owner when he lived here

Alternatively, the beaks - of which there are an estimated between 30 and 50 - may be part of a ritual costume, or an elaborate headdress or armor

Alternatively, the beaks - of which there are an estimated between 30 and 50 - may be part of a ritual costume, or an elaborate headdress or armor

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Alternatively, the beaks – of which there are an estimated between 30 and 50 – may be part of a ritual costume, or an elaborate headdress or armor

Vogel beaks in the laboratory at Novosibirsk Institute of Archeology and Ethnography. Although ornithologists have not yet fully analyzed the beaks, it is believed that they are probably from cranes or herons

Vogel beaks in the laboratory at Novosibirsk Institute of Archeology and Ethnography. Although ornithologists have not yet fully analyzed the beaks, it is believed that they are probably from cranes or herons

Vogel beaks in the laboratory at Novosibirsk Institute of Archeology and Ethnography. Although ornithologists have not yet fully analyzed the beaks, it is believed that they are probably from cranes or herons

Together with the glasses, researchers also found five polished, crescent-shaped stone pendants, presumably used for rituals, which had lain next to the man's left arm and around his waist.

& # 39; These are unique items (s) we are really very happy to have found them & # 39 ;, said Mrs. Kobeleva.

& # 39; Both men must have played a special role in society & # 39 ;, she added.

& # 39; I say it because we have been working on this site for a while and have excavated more than 30 graves.

& # 39; They all had interesting finds, but nothing we found before was as impressive as discoveries in these two graves.

& # 39; We assume that both men were a kind of priest. & # 39;

Together with the glasses, the researchers also found five polished, crescent-shaped stone pendants, presumably used for rituals, which had lain next to the man's left arm and around his waist.

Together with the glasses, the researchers also found five polished, crescent-shaped stone pendants, presumably used for rituals, which had lain next to the man's left arm and around his waist.

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Together with the glasses, the researchers also found five polished, crescent-shaped stone pendants, presumably used for rituals, which had lain next to the man's left arm and around his waist.

& # 39; These are unique items (s) we are very pleased to have found them & # 39 ;, said Mrs. Kobeleva of the second skeleton. & # 39; Both men must have played a special role in society & # 39 ;, she added

& # 39; These are unique items (s) we are very pleased to have found them & # 39 ;, said Mrs. Kobeleva of the second skeleton. & # 39; Both men must have played a special role in society & # 39 ;, she added

& # 39; These are unique items (s) we are very pleased to have found them & # 39 ;, said Mrs. Kobeleva of the second skeleton. & # 39; Both men must have played a special role in society & # 39 ;, she added

This bronze find consisted of two hemispheres and a bridge. Traces of organic matter were found within the two hemispheres (pictured)

This bronze find consisted of two hemispheres and a bridge. Traces of organic matter were found within the two hemispheres (pictured)

This bronze find consisted of two hemispheres and a bridge. Traces of organic matter were found within the two hemispheres (pictured)

Near the cemetery of the so-called bird man, archaeologists found a two-tier grave, the Siberian Times reported. Buried on top two children were estimated to be five and ten at the time of their death (photo)
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Near the cemetery of the so-called bird man, archaeologists found a two-tier grave, the Siberian Times reported. Buried on top two children were estimated to be five and ten at the time of their death (photo)

Near the cemetery of the so-called bird man, archaeologists found a two-tier grave, the Siberian Times reported. Buried on top two children were estimated to be five and ten at the time of their death (photo)

In his time, the garment may have been similar to those worn by the nameless monsters in M. filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan & # 39; s mysteries thriller The Village 2004

In his time, the garment may have been similar to those worn by the nameless monsters in M. filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan & # 39; s mysteries thriller The Village 2004

In his time, the garment may have been similar to those worn by the nameless monsters in M. filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan & # 39; s mysteries thriller The Village 2004

Researcher Lilia Kobeleva from the Novosibirsk Institute for Archeology and Ethnography and colleagues have unearthed the finds at the Ust-Tartas archaeological site in the Novosibirsk region of Siberia

Researcher Lilia Kobeleva from the Novosibirsk Institute for Archeology and Ethnography and colleagues have unearthed the finds at the Ust-Tartas archaeological site in the Novosibirsk region of Siberia

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Researcher Lilia Kobeleva from the Novosibirsk Institute for Archeology and Ethnography and colleagues have unearthed the finds at the Ust-Tartas archaeological site in the Novosibirsk region of Siberia

The man, found in Novosibirsk, came from the Odinov culture. They derive their name from the Odino settlement in the basin of the Ishim River, in Western Siberia. The Odinov people lived during the Bronze Age, probably between the 18th and 16th centuries BC

The man, found in Novosibirsk, came from the Odinov culture. They derive their name from the Odino settlement in the basin of the Ishim River, in Western Siberia. The Odinov people lived during the Bronze Age, probably between the 18th and 16th centuries BC

The man, found in Novosibirsk, came from the Odinov culture. They derive their name from the Odino settlement in the basin of the Ishim River, in Western Siberia. The Odinov people lived during the Bronze Age, probably between the 18th and 16th centuries BC

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