The significant findings were presented at a press conference August 27 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
The idol was previously held to be 9,500 years old.
“We can say that in those times, 11,000 years ago, the hunters, fishermen and gatherers of the Urals were no less developed than the farmers of the Middle East,” Terberger concluded.
Professor Mikhail Zhilin, lead researcher for the Russian Academy of Sciences Archaeology Institute , has studied the idol and told The Siberian Times it was awe inspiring.
The ancient makers gave the idol seven faces at different levels of the statue, suggesting to academics that the positions likely relate to a hierarchy.
Three figures are located one above the other on both the front and the back, and a seventh figure connects both sides, completing the composition.
It is a unique sculpture, there is nothing else in the world like this…
The ornament is covered with nothing but encrypted information.
The messages remain “an utter mystery to modern man”, but Zhilin says the prehistoric craftsmen must have “lived in total harmony with the world, had advanced intellectual development, and a complicated spiritual world.” The new research is a victory for Russian academics who had been defending the idol’s age to some skeptics in the scientific community.“Researches were conducted in Mannheim, Germany, at one of the world's most advanced laboratories using Accelerated Mass Spectrometry, on seven minuscule wooden samples.The results were astonishing, as samples from inside parts of the Idol showed its age as 11,000 calendar years, to the very beginning of the Holocene epoch.We also learned that the sculpture was made from a larch which was at least 157 years old,” reported The Siberian Times.By comparison, the haunting humanoid statue is more than twice as old as the pyramids of Giza, a status made even more amazing by the fact that it is made of wood.As if in a time capsule, the idol sat excellently preserved some four meters (13.5 feet) below the ground, protected by the anti-bacterial properties of peat, which prevented decomposition.The sculpture was found in numerous fragments, but when pieced together, it was discovered the surface was covered in Mesolithic symbols and geometric designs, including: chevrons, straight lines, herring-bone hatching, squiggly lines, and more.Read More Human history and world history remains a dark mystery.Russia has many ancient human structures, many probably older than even Sumerian civilization.The Siberian Times writes that Natalia Vetrova, general director of the Sverdlovsk Regional History Museum said earlier claims “were not recognized by the international scientific community. “This is an extremely important data for the international scientific community.And we wanted to know for sure, and tell the world how old our Idol is.” Thomas Terberger, professor at the Department of Cultural Heritage of Lower Saxony was involved in the recent dating of the idol. It is important for understanding the development of civilization and the art of Eurasia and humanity as a whole.