Skip to comments.Evidence suggests ancient people were skilled horsemen [3rd m BC Iran]
Posted on 04/17/2009 1:14:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Archaeologists digging in northern Iran have unearthed evidence that the ancient people who lived there were skilled horsemen. Reports from Iran suggest studies of the pelvises and leg bones of skeletons recovered from excavations in the Gohar Tappeh region had taken on a special shape as a result of a lot of horse-riding. Ali Mahforouzi, who heads the archaeology team... noted that many horse statuettes, some shaped like drinking vessels, had been unearthed among the ruins of the area's religious monuments. The archaeological dig, comprising Iranian, German and Polish experts, is providing researchers with a rare opportunity to study human habitation that goes back more than 13,000 years... The scientists have described the early inhabitants of the area as being well-built, who survived on a diet on poultry, seafood from the Caspian Sea, and other meat. They have yet to find evidence of vegetables in their diet. Scientists says the remains of the horse-riding inhabitants of the area date back to about the third millennium BC.
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domestication of horse site:freerepublic.com
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Shocking, simply shocking.
duh ... You know the Mustang wasn’t invented until 1962. So it was ride or walk.
We knew that already. Ancient writings told us so. ;)
In particular, those from east of this site. :’)
Awww man, missed it by that much ...
“...inhabitants of the area as being well-built, who survived on a diet on poultry..., and other meat. They have yet to find evidence of vegetables in their diet.”
Sounds like my brother. I wonder if they found oatmeal also?