Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Mezhirich

An archaeological site found in 1965 on the Dnepr River near Kiev in the Ukraine, dating to 18-15 kya (late Pleistocene), containing Upper Paleolithic Gravettian artifacts. Known as the mammoth camp, a large dome-shaped house had been constructed using the bones of at least 95 mammoths, and roofed with hides and sod. One mammoth skull (the drum) had been decorated. Other implements such as a bone needle were also reported.

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