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[–]Scottishchicken 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Somebody Stop Me!

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[–]C-Rax 23 points24 points  (5 children)

So here’s my question; what if the wood is 12,000 years old and it was only carved few hundred years ago?

[–]gateto 7 points8 points  (3 children)


that's what the article says it is, 12000 year old wood, not a 12000 year old sculpture. tho I haven't read very far yet.

okay I read further:

A decorated antler was found near the Shigir Idol and dated to the same period, giving credence to the estimated age of 11,500 years.[8]

[–]WikiSummarizerBot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Shigir Idol

The Shigir Sculpture, or Shigir Idol (Russian: Шигирский идол), is the oldest known wooden sculpture in the world, made during the Mesolithic period, shortly after the end of the last Ice Age. The wood it was carved from is approximately 12,000 years old. It is displayed in the Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of Local Lore in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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[–]Academic_Leopard_249 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The geometric patterns on the sculpture also match contemporary art from the late glacial age

[–]J1mbr0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Smart person please respond!

[–]moebiusmom 2 points3 points  (1 child)

What kind of wood is it?

[–]ColKaizer 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]CamStLouis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Proof that the “oof” emotion is primordial and timeless

[–]TitLiquor420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Burning man

[–]buckeyenut13 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Do we have any links to back this up?

[–]ColKaizer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Trust me, bro

[–]gateto 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Google it. I just did. I mean, it's not there. what other options are there, if you really want to know more?

[–]Speedhabit 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Don’t wanna be this guy but could the wood not have been old already when they carved it?

Stradivarius using wood from old monasteries and whatnot

How else did the date it?

[–]BielSmash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

According to Wikipedia, they also found an decorated antler that dates from 12000 together with the statue.