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May 31, 2019 9:45 AM   Subscribe

The Archigram of Mammoth Bones: Some of the earliest found human dwellings were constructed of interlocking bones of mammoths, what is Perhaps the Oldest Surviving Architecture

The architecture of mammoth bone circular dwellings of the Upper Palaeolithic settlements in Central and Eastern Europe and their socio-symbolic meanings, Lioudmila Iakovleva, Quaternary International, Volumes 359–360, 2 March 2015, Pages 324-334

Mammoth-Bone Dwellings on the Russian Plain, Mikhail I. Gladkih, Ninelj L. Kornietz and Olga Soffer, Scientific American, Vol. 251, No. 5 (November 1984), pp. 164-175
posted by the man of twists and turns (9 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
Our only home is bone.
posted by prize bull octorok at 9:58 AM on May 31 [5 favorites]


My new vacation home.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 10:09 AM on May 31 [3 favorites]


The true Flintstones house!
posted by tavella at 10:27 AM on May 31 [3 favorites]


wow. mezhirich [single link google image search]
posted by otherchaz at 10:28 AM on May 31 [1 favorite]


I saw this yesterday and i thought it was so interesting. I was wondering what it must have been like for those small groups. I wonder if it was like a couple of siblings and their partners or something like that. The part about how maybe they spent the nice part of the year in these little shelters and got together into bigger groups for the winter. I guess at some point every spring they were like ok well it's been real and it's been fun but it hasn't been real fun so me and Tall Guy and The Guy Who Makes Stew Real Good are heading out. Imagine the person who decided to try this first. And then other people saw it and were like oh my god that's good. And iterated on the design over their lifetime.
posted by bleep at 10:48 AM on May 31 [5 favorites]


They found the Lion Camp of the Mamutoi!
posted by fancyoats at 11:52 AM on May 31


My new vacation home.

I think you mean vacation bone
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 7:43 AM on June 1


I think you mean vacation bone

No, that's something else entirely.
posted by loquacious at 8:06 AM on June 1


Imagine the smell. You'll be glad when vacation's over.
posted by sneebler at 11:10 AM on June 1


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