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The cave bear seemed to have religious significance for the Copeian people. A hiding place was discovered

in the Acheulian layer near the hearths where skulls of the bears were laid out. All the skulls had been

severed in a similar way. Both the upper and lower jaws were missing. In one case, two jawbones cut in

halves formed a cross. In another case, a cross was repeated graphically, and in another, a crossed notch

was found among other notches on one of the skulls. No such phenomena had ever been known for other

relics of this period. [4]










[4] From the Prehistoric Azerbaijan. See Appendix II: XX-1-3.