The discovery was made by archaeologists from Russia’s Far Eastern Federal University.
So far, over 2,500 archaeological artifacts including pottery shards, tools made of stone and bone, ornaments, food residues and the remains of a contraption made of elk horns (possibly an anchor), as well as the remnants of seven dwellings have been discovered at the dig site dubbed "Turtle-7", according to a statement posted on the university’s official website. All of the artifacts will be transported to the university museum for a more detailed study.
The current size of the dig site is about 400 square meters, which is about one-third of the settlement’s size. Currently, over 50 archaeologists and university students are working at the site.
The university experts believe that the settlement is about 2,000-2,800 years old and belongs to the Jankowski Archaeological Culture.