Black diggers become even bessovestnoi
Despite the fact that in recent years managed to achieve restrictions in the trade of ancient objects, black archaeology still remains an urgent problem in Latvia. Some archaeologists even came…

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The Krasnodar historical-archaeological Museum
The main regional Museum of Krasnodar Krai, was founded in 1879 by local historian Eugene Felitsynym in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city — the mansion Barsukova.…

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In Britain the catch “black archeologists “has surpassed the findings of specialists

According to published couple of days ago, the archaeological report of the British portal with metal detectors have found more antiquities than archaeologists.

In England in 2011 people with a “singing piece of iron” found 25 thousand Roman products.

In 2011 in the UK, mainly in Wales, the owners of metal detectors have found almost 25 thousand Roman artifacts (most coins). A description of some of them published project officer the Portable Antiquities Scheme Sally Warrel and archaeologist John Pearce of kings College London.

In the UK now an archaeological boom and the fashion for metal detectors. Experts are not very happy about the army of lovers who can not properly documented finding. And this is just one of a number of problems, but it’s hard to argue with the fact that the Amateurs found a surprising number of artifacts that likely would have remained lying in the ground.

One of the most extraordinary finds of recent times — gold plated brooch of silver Dolphin. She was found in the County of Essex to the North-East of London. Sally Worrell believes that the decoration produced on the continent. Continue reading

On Sakhalin black diggers the grave-robbing the Ainu

“I was silent but now I say right. Today we are dealing with rampant illegal pseudoarchaeologists excavations. The so-called search engines are removed historical objects without inventory and undocumented findings become waste. After all, not valuable in themselves, the finds and the information they carry. Fans are not averse to get into Ainu burial grounds, are removed from burials of the bronze guard (plate to protect the hand of the fencer), and the bones put back. Next throw broken pottery. Subsequently, some of the artifacts are sold on specialized sites. Some time ago I saw on sale in the trade House a stone axe. This is robbery, because the resource belongs to humanity! This is what we must preserve!”, — quoted by news Agency “Vostok-media” head of Sakhalin laboratory of archaeology and Ethnography, Sakhalin state University, doctor of historical Sciences Alexander Vasilevsky.

“The Ainu are an indigenous population of Sakhalin, the Kuril Islands, South Kamchatka and the Northern Japanese Islands. After the Soviet Union in the Wake of the Second world war has established jurisdiction over the governorate of Karafuto (southern Sakhalin) and the Kuriles, Bolkenstein moved to nearby Hokkaido. Continue reading

Physics will help to determine the exact age of the finds from the excavations of the ancient city of Phanagoria

On the Taman Peninsula began a new season Phanagorian expedition

The exact age of artifacts found at the site of the ancient city of Phanagoria in the Krasnodar region, will help determine the scientists of the national research centre “Kurchatov Institute”. In the joint work of physicists and archaeologists will be used only in Russia resonant circular particle accelerator – a synchrotron, told TASS the head of the Phanagorian archeological complex expedition Vladimir Kuznetsov.

“The representatives of the Kurchatov Institute will participate in the work of the expedition – it is possible that on the site. Using different physical hardware, for example, Russia’s only synchrotron, it is possible to determine the age and composition of the artifacts, structure of matter, the origin of the material from which are made coins, utensils or weapons,” he said.

According to Kuznetsov, similar studies of archaeological finds outsales a few institutions in the world. “In this regard Phanagorian expedition, Russia’s only multidisciplinary, it becomes even more advanced,” – said the Agency interlocutor. Continue reading

The ancient city of Phanagoria
Phanagoria was a major Greek colony, which was located on the Taman Peninsula, on the shore of Kerch Strait. Now the ruins of the former Phanagoria is located near the…

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The ancestors of Western Europeans were the inhabitants of today's southern Russia
According to the latest study, nomads of the steppe regions of modern southern Russia, played a significant role in the formation of the population and the languages of today's Europe.…

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