Obolonnia archeological site

Obolonnia archeological site [Stoianka Obolonnia]. An Upper Paleolithic site located on the right bank of the Desna River in the village of Obolonnia, Korop raion, Chernihiv oblast, at the southern edge of the Mizyn National Nature Park. Discovered in 2010, the site was excavated in 2010–13 by an expedition of the Institute of Archeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine led by Dmytro Stupak. The site revealed traces of fires, flint implements, piles of mammoth bones, and other animal bones. The most interesting discovery at this site was a mammoth tusk with complex ornamental carvings dating back to the Magdalenian culture and resembling a similar tusk found at the Kyrylivska archeological site in Kyiv. The site is estimated to be 20,000 to 15,000 years old.

[This article was written in 2020.]




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