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World's oldest wooden statue is TWICE as old as Stonehenge: Shigir Idol discovered in Russia in 1890 is even more ancient than first thought

The Shigir Idol was discovered in a peat bog in Russia in 1890 by gold miners
Its true age wasn't revealed until 1990 when radiocarbon dating was common
This has since been refined due to new techniques and is over 12,000 years old
Scientists say its discovery suggests hunter-gathers had complex a culture

By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline

Published: 08:28, 24 March 2021 | Updated: 08:28, 24 March 2021




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A wooden statue discovered in Russia in 1890 is more ancient than previously thought, making it twice as old as Stonehenge, researchers claim.

The Shigir Idol was first discovered by Russian gold miners who stumbled upon the large object in the Shigir peat bog 62 miles north of Yekaterinburg.

Radiocarbon dating from the 1990s placed the idol at 9,750 years old, but researchers have since re-dated it, finding it is about 12,100 years old.

This makes it always twice as old as Stonehenge in the UK, which had been dated back about 5,000 years.

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