Bracelet becomes key to past technology

Published on May 11, 2015 12:48:48 PM
An ancient bracelet, which was made 40,000 ago and found in the recent past in Siberia, has set researchers to believe that people in the past used modern tools like drills.

It is believed that this unique green stone bracelet is the oldest ever found. It was unearthed from the Denisova Cave beside ancient human remains.

Researchers say that there is evidence that the maker of the bracelet used a drill. A part of the bracelet had a hole that had been drilled and scientist say that it would only be possible with a high rotation drill alike the one used currently. It was polished and a heavy pendant added at the center that was hanging from a short leather strap.

It is assumed that the jewellery, which resembles modern polished jewellery and was made of chlorite by the Denisovans, belonged to some princess.

According to a report by Daily Mail, archaeologists have spent many years in examining the bracelet since it was discovered in 2008 and say that this was an exceptional piece of that era and might have had a great significance for the wearer.

In addition, the level of skill and expertise required to create the piece has led to speculation that these earliest humans were more technologically advanced than previously thought, with the Denisovans seemingly more skilled than Homo sapiens or Neanderthals.

According to the archaeologists, the bracelet was made in the later era and was buried with the earlier Denisovan remains.

Currently the jewellery is at the Museum of History and Culture of the Peoples' of Siberia and the Far East in the city of Novosibirsk.