An early man site found on the shore of a water reservoir in Bashkiria
«On the shore of the Nugush water storage reservoir, where tourists are so fond of resting today, there was an early man site. Employees of the park have accidentally found the bone of an ancient horse there. For thousands of years it lay at the bottom of the reservoir and was discovered after the shore had become shallow,» the press service said.
Dmitry Gimranov, a researcher at the Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IPAE UB RAS, Yekaterinburg) said that horses were the most common animals at this site, so «the bone found is not a sensational finding, but still an important one». «It dates from the late Pleistocene, about 14−16 thousand years ago,» the press service of the Park said. The exhibit will be included in the collection of archaeological findings at the Museum of the National Park.