Scientists of the Russian Geographical Society plan to establish the age of the site of the ancient people of Diring-Yuryakh in Central Yakutia. If research confirms the ancient age of the archaeological site, it will be necessary to revise the theory of the emergence of a skilled man - Homo Habilis. Reported by Znak.
This site was discovered by accident in 1982. The Soviet and Russian archaeologist Yuri Molchanov has been studying it for several years. In his opinion, the age of the artifacts found in this area was about 1.8 million years.
In 1997, invited American experts established the age of the monument in the range of 370-260 thousand years. However, scientists used a controversial method at that time, which did not allow setting an age greater than this range.
"At the moment, there are several options for migrations, among which, according to archaeologists, the most likely directions may be from Central Asia, Mongolia or China, where cultures similar in age and technology were also found," said an employee of the research laboratory of the latest sediments and Paleogeography of the Pleistocene MSU Rejep Kurbanov.
In August 2021, researchers collected 290 new samples of anthropogenic origin. Their age will be established in a modern laboratory complex.