Canadian scientists made copies of fragments of ancient reindeer tacks found in Yamal-Nenets AD
«Canadian anthropologists Robert Loosey and Tatyana Nomokonova, in cooperation with the archaeologists of the scientific centre, study ancient and medieval bone elements of reindeer tacks. The originals of the finds were scanned, after which some fragments were printed on a 3D printer, and some were made with tools from a deer antler. It is necessary to conduct experiments in order to understand how the accessories have changed over the centuries, but there is no nomadic reindeer breeding in Canada, so scientists flew to the Seyakhinskaya tundra in Yamal, where the northern reindeer husbandry is preserved in almost its original form», says the statement.
It is planned that Canadian specialists will show the newly made accessories to local reindeer herders, compare them with modern accessories and try to use them in practice.