Mamontovaya Kurya

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Coordinates: 66°34′N 62°25′E / 66.567°N 62.417°E / 66.567; 62.417

Mamontovaya Kurya (Russian: Мамонтовая курья, "the mammoth curve") is a Palaeolithic site on the Usa River, Komi Republic, Russia. The site includes stone artifacts, animal bones and a mammoth tusk with human-made marks. Dated to 40,000 years before present, this is the oldest documented evidence of humans at this latitude.[1]

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  1. ^ Pavlov, Pavel; John Inge Svendsen & Svein Indrelid (6 Sep 2001). "Human presence in the European Arctic nearly 40,000 years ago". Nature 413 (6851): 64–67. doi:10.1038/35092552. PMID 11544525.