Intriguing Ice Age Sculptures That Are Made Entirely From Bones

With all of its snow and undomesticated land, you never know what could be found deep within Russia.

At its Kostenki 11 site, a strange structure made of mammoth fossils was recently found. Dated back to around 25.000 years, it’s the oldest structure of its kind discovered so far. What its significance and historical use were is yet to be discovered.

Structures Dating Back to the Ice Age

Man-made formations similar to the one discovered at the Kostenki 11 site were seen before in several spots across Eastern Europe. They’re commonly circular and made of numerous mammoth fossils. The Kostenki 11 site is located in Russia, by the Don River, near the city Voronezh. The structure found here is the largest and oldest one of its kind discovered so far. Its age was determined through radiocarbon dating and all findings regarding this site were published in Antiquity. There are usually several large pits surrounding the structures. Similar sites were found in Russia in the 1950s, the 1960s, and 2013.

The Kostenki 11 site
Intriguing Ice Age Sculptures That Are Made Entirely From Bones

What Were These Structures Made of Fossils For

Researchers have several ideas regarding what the significance of these structures was during the last Ice Age. However, no theory has been proven. Alexander Pryor, one of the leading authors of the new study, offers a few possibilities about the significance of these structures. He says they may have been dwellings, although he claims it isn’t the most likely theory. Humans of that era were nomadic and didn’t typically make long-term dwellings. Additionally, if some of the bones used in the construction still had meat and cartilage, they would have attracted predators.

 Ice Age Fossils
Intriguing Ice Age Sculptures That Are Made Entirely From Bones

Another idea is that the site was used for storing food. The flotation technique used by the researchers to sift through the remains on this site discovered some charcoal, including charred plant remains, burnt bones, and bits of stone tools. Another theory is that the site had some sort of spiritual significance for the Pleistocene humans.

This discovery shows that the hunter-gatherers of the last Ice Age had the skills to plan and build. Hopefully, further research will give more conclusive evidence as to what role these structures played.

13 Year Old Girl Discovers a Rare Puffy Chip Gets Rewarded by Doritos

It takes a visionary to spot opportunities where others can’t find any. Imagine you are binging on the good old Doritos chips and come across a uniquely shaped chip in the packet – what would you do about it? Chances are you might mindlessly eat it – that’s what the majority of us would do. But not this 13-year-old – who found a unique puffy chip and decided to post it on the internet.

13-Year-Old Rylee Stuart Took to the Internet to Share Her Unique Find

Rylee Stuart was digging into her packet of Doritos when she came across a very rare puff chip that changed her life. Rylee, instead of eating the chip, mindlessly decided to share her find with her internet friends – asking them what’s the right way to eat this chip. The Tik-Tok video of the chip went viral with recording 6 million views, and suggestions came pouring in with people asking her to put this chip on E-bay to see how much the chip will sell for. The teen took the advice seriously and did exactly just that – shared the picture of her unique chip on E-bay.

Her listing before it was taken down fetched the bid of around $100,000. But that’s not it; the listing and the viral Tik-Tok video caught the attention of Doritos Chief Marketing Officer Vandita Pandey.

A Unique Puffy Chip That Got Rylee $20,000 Reward

Rylee would have never imagined that a simple Tik-Tok video would turn her into an overnight sensation. Besides gaining popularity on the internet – Rylee also caught the eyes of Doritos Chief Marketing Officer Vandita Pandey. In an interview, Vandita mentioned how they had been following the story of the young miss Stuart and loved her entrepreneurial spirit. They even gave her $20,000 as a reward for having such keen observational skills.