Homo naledi: the missing link of evolution, or a new kind of man?
A new type of fossil man are found in South Africa. His bones found in one of the local caves cavers. The creature had a small brain, like chimpanzees, were…

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Archaeological find in Jerusalem's City of David can reveal ancient secrets
The fortress was used to control the Temple mount. Mysterious 2,000-year-old fortification was built in Jerusalem during the reign of Antiochus IV. The recent opening of the archaeological community of…

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Novgorod archaeologists refute the information about the discovery of an ancient ship in the Volkhov

The head of the project “underwater heritage of Russia” Andrey Lukoshkov said that in the river Volkhov found a 17-metre vessel are thousands of years old. The Novgorod historian called this information is unproved and fantastic.

The TV Show “News. Science” has published the information that the findings of scientists, made on the rivers and lakes of North-West Russia do not support the Norman theory of the origin of the Russian state. Found the boat is more like Germanic, but researchers didn’t find any Scandinavian keel of the vessel.

The most ancient find of scientists — 17-foot vessel in the channel of the river Volkhov. According to Lukoshkov, it has an age of several thousand years. More precisely to determine the date yet, as it is necessary to raise the ship from the water that will cause irreparable damage to the artifact. This will be done after the decision on the museumization and preservation of a unique object, — reports the edition. Continue reading

Archaeologists exploring in the Albazin era from the stone age to the late middle ages

Excavations at Albazin prison is completed archaeological field season – Wednesday, August 11, all major work will be curtailed. Scientists summarize first scientific results. The main discoveries of this year was the discovery of nineteen single burials in coffins and, presumably, new skudelny – mass graves of the defenders of the Albazin prison of the seventeenth century.

19 single burials in coffins, most likely, relate to the beginning of the siege of the Fort, when its defenders still had enough strength to dig individual graves and the house they put together for each of the deceased. Some of these burials was demolished, and the bones of the dead extracted for further study, the other part is preserved to continue in the new season. Several coffins cleared and left untouched for demonstration to participants of the solemn ceremony of reburial of the remains of defenders albazina, which will be held in early September. Continue reading

Archaeological excavations – the meaning of the word

The archaeological excavations carried out for the purposes of historical research excavation of archaeological sites . mainly the ancient graves or the remains of ancient settlements.

In the USSR the organization of A. G. perform special archaeological institutions (research institutes, archaeological departments of universities, museums, etc.). A. G. should only be performed by specialists-archaeologists on the basis of an “Open” document to the right of excavation issued by the Academy of Sciences(Academy of Sciences) and the USSR Academy of Sciences(Academy of Sciences) Soviet republics. Archaeological science has developed a set of scientific techniques In A. G. A. G. settlement excavations produced a large enough area (to accommodate the facilities, meet), by layer (within layers — layers of a certain thickness), square (for ease of fixing) all the way down to the bottom of the cultural layer. Mandatory clear documentation of the excavation (written, graphic, Photographic). When A. G. studied cultural layer (and in burials — burial mound and the fill of the burial pit), structures, finds and bones of men and animals, remains of plants, grain and the like. Continue reading

Egypt opens first Museum of fossils of the Middle East
In the Egyptian desert valley of Wadi al-Khitaan, about 150 km southwest of Cairo, founded the first Museum of Middle East, dedicated to the ancient fossils. Here you can visually…

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Archaeologists: Kaliningrad region Rob "black diggers"
The activities of the black diggers in the Kaliningrad region takes on a menacing new timbre. Such statement on air of radio "Komsomolskaya Pravda" has made archaeologists Kaliningrad Evgeny Kalashnikov…

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