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Neolithic camp found near Yakutsk
© RIA Novosti. V. Zhuravlev

Neolithic camp found near Yakutsk

A camp dated to the Neolithic age has been found near the city of Yakutsk at 44th km of the Vilyuisk highway by specialists at the North-Eastern Federal University's Museum of Archeology and Ethnography, Interfax reports, citing the press service of the Ministry of Culture and Spiritual Development of the Sakha Republic.

"Archeological monuments that have been found around the lake date back to 5,000-2,000 B.C., the Neolithic age. The location of the camp's boundaries is unknown; the monument has never been studied before," the press service's statement reads.

The finding includes flint chips, fragments of stone weapons and ceramics. The discovery site is part of a chain of ancient camps located around Lake Aiyy-Taibyt and on the right bank of the Kenkeme River.