Video showing a hypothetical reconstruction of tooth ornaments found in the Late Mesolithic graves of Yuzhniy Oleniy Ostrov, NW Russia. Ninety-four Eurasian elk teeth sewn on an apron hit and bounce off the substratum and adjacent tooth pendants as the bearer moves: first at real speed, then in slow motion (-75 %). The apron was made of elk incisors, artificial sinew string and cattle skin by Riitta Rainio, the robe was made of reindeer skin by Johanna Seppä. Video by Julia Shpinitskaya.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputvideo
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2021
MoE publication typeI1 Audiovisual material

Bibliographical note

Supplementary material for the article:
Rainio, Riitta, Dmitry Gerasimov, Evgeny Girya & Kristiina Mannermaa. 2021. "Prehistoric pendants as instigators of sound and body movements: A traceological case study from Northeast Europe, circa 8200 cal. BP." Cambridge Archaeological Journal.

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Sound archaeology
  • Traceology
  • Mesolithic
  • Tooth pendants
  • 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts
  • Archaeomusicology
  • Musical instruments
  • Rattles
  • Dance

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