Archeologists unearth evidence of possibly world's oldest fortress in Siberia

    REGION  09 December 2023 - 03:03

    Archaeologists have uncovered remains of what could be the discovery of the world's oldest fortified site in a remote region of Siberia.

    According to Newsweek, a team of researchers investigated a western Siberia site known as Amnya that is regarded as the northernmost known Stone Age fortification in Eurasia. The prehistoric fortified settlement is one of several in the region—featuring palisades, banks and ditches—that experts had generally assumed to be too advanced to have been built by hunter-gatherers and therefore no more than a few thousand years old.

    However a new study has revealed that the earliest parts of Amnya were likely constructed around 8,000 years ago, indicating that hunter-gatherers in the taiga of western Siberia constructed complex defensive structures around their settlements this far back in time, which chaanges the understanding that had so far existed of early human societies. These fortified settlements were constructed many centuries before comparable structures first appeared in Europe.

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