Fantastic rock art depicted "woolly mammoths and rhinos" was made by an old man at least 15,000 years ago, says a new study.
The petroglyphs that run across the border between Russia and Mongolia are 7,000 years older than previously thought.
The findings at & # 39; old alfresco & # 39; art gallery & # 39; have been confirmed in a detailed study by scientists.
Mammoth image discovered at Baga-Oygur III, an excavation site in Mongolia, in the early 2000s
The team looked at etchings on the Ukok Plateau, the Altai Republic of Russia, as well as Baga-Oygur and Tsagaan-Salaa in northwest Mongolia
They depict rhinoceroses and the extinct woolly mammoths, instead of fantastic creatures with tree trunks, as previously suspected.
It is known that the wild beasts became extinct in this region 15,000 years ago, which means that the rock images by Paleolithic artists are at least as old.
While most drawings were found in the 1990s and 2000s, new etchings have helped the team describe what they actually depicted.
The unique open-air collection spans the border between Kalgutinsky Rudnik on the high Ukok Plateau in the Republic of Altai of Russia, and the locations of Baga-Oygur and Tsagaan-Salaa in northwest Mongolia.
There was a dispute between experts over whether the drawings turned out to be woolly mammoths as fantastic creatures with tree trunks
Photo of an inscription of a mammoth throat, which was discovered at rock Baga-Oygur III in 2017
While the petroglyphs are in different countries, the distance between them is only over 20 km.
On the Baga-Oygur II site, a research team found a new image of a long-lost woolly rhinoceros.
The animal is recognizable with a squared torso, short curved legs, a characteristic tail, and an elongated snout with its exaggerated enlarged two horns, The Siberian Times reported.
Above, petroglyphs of & # 39; e & # 39; Kalgutinsky & # 39; style by Kalgutinsky Rudnik (Ukok Plateau, Russian Altai) and bottom, same style by Baga-Oygur & Tsagaan-Salaa (Mongolian Altai)
Inscription of a long-lost woolly rhino at Baga-Oygur II in northwestern Mongolia, just over 7.8 inches long (20cm)
Another new image at Baga-Oygur III appears to show a mammoth throat, Russian, Mongolian and French researchers said.
Images of mammoths at Baga-Oygur and Tsagaan-Salaa are similar to those known in the classic upper political cave art of Western Europe, researchers said.
The scientists also concluded that the artists worked with stone instead of metal implements, another sign of & # 39; the great time of & # 39; a photo's.
Two mammalian etchings and their place of discovery at Baga-Oygur II, also found in the early 2000s
Vyacheslav Molodin at the Kalgutinsky Rudnik Place in Russia, near the Mongolian border, in 2017
They used an identical so-called Kalgutinsky style for the Russian and Mongolian petroglyphs, which include other animals that do not speak across the present border.
Researchers say that specific stylistic features and the proximity of & # 39; pages suggest & # 39; they should be considered a special group & # 39; they & # 39; t they the & # 39; Called Kalgutinsky & # 39; style, which is similar to European Upper Paleolithic rock art.
The scientific study & # 39; The Kalgutinsky style in & # 39; e rock art of Central Asia & # 39; was published in Archeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia, published by the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography in Novosibirsk.
THE WOOLY MAMMOTH died 10,000 YEARS OF THERE
The woolly mammoth roamed the icy tundra of Europe and North America for 140,000 years, disappearing at & # 39; the end of & # 39; e Pleistocene period, 10,000 years ago.
They are one of the best-understood prehistoric animals known to science, because their remains are often not fossilized, but frozen and preserved.
Males were 3.5 meters long, while females were slightly smaller.
Curved teeth were up to 16 meters (5 meters) long and their underbellies bore a coat with rough hair up to 3 feet (1 meter) long.
Tiny ears and short shocks prevented lost body heat.
Their suitcase had at & # 39; the end & # 39; two fingers & # 39; to help them pick grass, twigs and other vegetation.
The Woolly Mammoth is one of the best-understood prehistoric animals known in science, because their remains are often not fossilized but preserved and preserved (artist's impression)
They get their name from & # 39; the Russian & # 39; mammoth & # 39; as an earthmill, & # 39; it was believed that the animals lived beneath the ground and died in contact with light – explaining why & # 39; they were always found dead and half buried.
Their bones were once believed to belong to extinct races of giants.
Wild mammoths and current elephants are closely related, sharing 99.4 percent of their genes.
The two species took separate evolutionary paths six million years ago, at about the same time humans and chimpanzees went their own way.
Wanted mammoths existed with elderly people, who hunted them for food and used their bones and teeth to make weapons and art.
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