Mamontovaya Kurya

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Mamontovaya Kurya
Мамонтовая курья
Location in the Komi Republic, Russia
Location in the Komi Republic, Russia
Location in the Komi Republic, Russia
History
Founded ca. 40,000 BP
Periods Paleolithic

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 hominin activity 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. 

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