Scientists have discovered sharp artifacts made from human bones and red deer are believed to be weapons of humans since ancient times.
Scientists discovered many ancient artifacts of the Stone Age peoples that once inhabited some land that has now been submerged under the sea.
One of the lost lands was Doggerland, which once linked England and the Netherlands. The existence of this land is revealed in the countless cultural objects that drift along the Dutch coast.
Among the artifacts, scientists discovered many sharp objects carved from bones and used as weapons by people who lived in Doggerland or surrounding areas 11,000 years ago.
Archaeologist Joannes Dekker from Leiden University in the Netherlands said: “We are pretty sure. The pointed points could be arrows or spears, suggesting evidence of weapon use is not. ceremonial items. They bear marks from heavy use and have been sharpened. “
In a new study led by archaeologist Joannes Dekker, researchers analyzed 10 spiky objects collected on the North Sea coast of the Netherlands.
Experts were amazed to discover that two of the spikes were made from human bones, the rest were mainly carved from red deer bones.
Initially, the team thought that ancient people used a lot of red deer bones because this species was popular in Doggerland. However, a number of other species such as the European bison, the European bison and the wild boar also appear here.
Physiologically, their bones or horns are also suitable for making weapons like red deer. Therefore, the team thinks that there must be a special reason for using red deer bones.
There is no way to know for sure, but researchers have hypothesized the use of red deer bones to reflect certain cultural or symbolic meanings associated with the animal.
Similarly, sharp objects made of human bones can serve sacred purposes, embodying an ancient burial custom in which bones are converted into weapons. The results of the findings are published in the Journal of Archeological Science.