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Archaeology news: Stone Age burial ground shows ancients wore elk teeth jewellery

  • January 23, 2021

All of the teeth were processed in the same way, with a small groove chiselled into the top of them.

In one instance, the archaeologists from the University of Helsinki found a coat or dress decorated with 300 elk incisors.

Incisors – which, in humans, are the front two – seemed to be the most commonly sought after teeth, with the team discovering a disproportionate amount of them.

Teeth belonging to other animals were also found in the graves, including those belonging to bears and bevers.

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