Talk:Shigir Idol

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Age[edit]

The sculpture was made from a freshly-cut 157 year old larch

if the statue is 9500+ years old... how would it be made from a freshly cut 157 year old larch? This is confusing and perhaps needs some word smithing. 208.252.24.66 (talk) 15:14, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Well I guess the larch in question was 157 years old when it was felled, and the carving was done when the wood was still fresh.. Alun (talk) 09:13, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Totem poles[edit]

Anthropologists suggest comparison with Tlingit totem poles of British Columbia

I'm struggling with the relevance of this. I'd like to see an authoritative anthropological source that claims cultural continuity over 9,000 years between North America and prehistoric Siberia. I am not convinced that many anthropologists would expect, or claim such long-standing continuity amongst geographically separated peoples.

Siberian migrations into North America, for which there are tribal DNA corollaries.

Also, I'm sceptical of the relevance of this sentence. What is the connection between the idol and these ancient migrations? What is the evidence for such a connection? Have similar ancient idols been found along the migratory route? I can't help thinking this is original research, can we have a reliable source that explicitly links the idol to ancient migrations and / or ancient DNA?

Alun (talk) 08:04, 2 September 2015 (UTC)