Archaeologists have unearthed a purse with teeth by the age of 4000 years (photo)
Archaeologists have unearthed a purse with teeth by the age of 4000 years. In an era when Europe’s population was small and led a semi-nomadic lifestyle, the people already existed the idea of beauty and the desire to stand out. So say archaeologists from Germany made an unusual find, Dating from 2500-2200 years BC.
In search of artifacts from the stone and bronze ages, specialists have been carrying out excavations on the territory of the municipality Profen (Profen), close to Leipzig.
At the site, an area of about hundred hectares, researchers generally have found stone tools, spearheads, ceramic vessels, bone buttons, and necklaces of amber. In addition, there was discovered more than 300 ancient tombs.
But recently, archaeologists made a surprising discovery — hundreds consistently located in the ground dog’s teeth. Depending on the peculiarities of dentition, experienced experts fairly quickly concluded that they were part of a single structure.
«After many thousands of years the leather or fabric disappeared, and all that remained of the ancient artifact is the teeth. They are located in the same direction, so that finding is reminiscent of the upper closing part of the modern handbags,» Suzanne Friedrich (Susanne Friederich) from the state Museum of Saxony-Anhalt in Halle (Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte).
Researchers have noted that wolf’s or dog’s teeth quite often used «European» Neolithic as a decoration. So, first of already discovered items that were meant to be worn in the hair or on the neck.
However, experts emphasize that first they did not come across so unusual find. «The first time we can present direct evidence of a stone age similar bags», adds Susanne Friedrich.