viernes, 14 de noviembre de 2014

Is this what Siberian men used to shave in 2,000BC?

Archaeologists intrigued by discovery of Bronze Age razor blade in Novosibirsk region.

 Picture: Vyacheslav Molodin

A rudimentary razor blade used by fashion-conscious men 4,000 years ago has been unearthed on the site of an ancient settlement in Siberia. Archaeologists found the Bronze Age bathroom accessory during an expedition to the Vengerovo region of Novosibirsk.

The thin bronze plate had been sharpened on both sides and experts believe it was used to trim beards and cut hair, and may have doubled up as a knife.

What is particularly interesting about the find is that razors were only starting to become popular in the Bronze Age as males put a stamp on their individual identities.

Vyacheslav Molodin, the deputy head of the Siberian Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, said experts were excited by the find in the Vengerovo region, the first such discovery here. [...] siberiantimes.com Via archaeology.org