added by archaeologs A site on the upper Angara River in the Baikal region of southern Siberia, occupied from early in the postglacial period (labelled Mesolithic) into the Neolithic (defined by the appearance of pottery, not farming). The site represents a base camp for a hunting group, occupied over a long period. Finds include large numbers of stone artefacts, many made on blades. Bifacially worked arrowheads and spearheads occur, and a few ground stone tools, including some slate bayonets. The earliest examples in Siberia of fish spears (leisters) and fish hooks occur on this site. Domesticated dogs occurred; one was found in a ritual burial dated to earlier than 7000 be.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983