Is this enigmatic 40,000-year-old bracelet presents the ultimate prove that ancient people had access to advanced technology.
According to scientists, whoever made this incredible bracelet must have had some sort of technology similar to that of a modern drill.Denisova Cave is located deep in the Bashelaksky Range of the Altai mountains, in Siberia, Russia. This region is well known for numerous extremely well-preserved fossils of animals that are now extinct. The region’s temperature, which is around 0 degrees Celsius is ideal one for protecting biomaterial for thousands of years.
The mystery bracelet belongs to a group of humans that do not fit into the Neanderthal nor to a modern Human DNA by over 200 genetic markers. They are used to be called the Denisovans or Denisova hominins. This mysterious group of people lived some 600,000 years ago. According to some scholars, they were a nomadic, undeveloped people. However, since the bracelet is discovered inside the cave numerous lead researchers believe that these ancient people were extremely ingenious craftsmen.
A finger bone of a seven or eight-year-old Denisovan girl is discovered in the vicinity of the ancient bracelet. While the remains offered numerous details about the ancient species, it was the incredible craftsmanship of the bracelet that caught the interest of numerous researchers.
According to tests that was made, the precision and level of cutting and polishing on the bracelet were at least thousands of years ahead of its time. The more interesting is the fact that the stone from which the bracelet was made is found 15 miles away from the cave.
The bracelet was polished by unknown methods, claim the researchers. The stone was still shining when researchers discovered it. By gathering the fragments of the bracelet, researchers were able to recreate this ancient masterpiece visually.
It is believed to have been worn around the wrist, held together by several other pieces. A strap was supposed to have been wrapped through a hole in the stone. The hole made through the bracelet since the precision of the bracelet is also thousands of years ahead of its time makes it even greater mystery.
The bracelet is currently displayed at the Museum of History and Culture of the Peoples’ of Siberia. It is the ultimate evidence that researchers were wrong when they say that thousands of years ago, our planet was only inhabited by primitive people. It turns out that the Denisova hominins were incredibly good craftsmen and had in their possession a technology way ahead of their time.
The Siberian Times quotes Dr. Derevyanko, that when they studied the diameters of the bracelet, they found that the rotational speed of the drill must have been quite high, and with minimal fluctuations. This leads to the fact that whoever made this piece of jewelry, must have had some sort of technology that is similar to that of a modern drill.
“The ancient master,” Derevyanko said, “was skilled in techniques previously considered not characteristic for the Palaeolithic era, such as easel speed drilling, boring tool type rasp, grinding and polishing with a leather and skins of varying degrees of tanning.”