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Ancient and Creepy Doll Head Discovered in Prehistoric Child Grave Joins World's Oldest Known Toy Collection
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Archaeologists in Siberia have discovered a Bronze Age child’s grave containing some of the oldest toys known to exist anywhere in the world. The toys are around 4,500 years old, found in the Itkol II burial ground in the Republic of Khakassia in southern Siberia. The head of the doll, which measures just a couple of inches in height, had “carefully worked out facial features,” Andrey Polyakov, an archaeologist at the Russian Academy of Sciences’s Institute for the History of Material Culture, told the Siberian Times. read more


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