Millions of years ago in the Altai were people
Archaeologists from Novosibirsk came to the conclusion that the settlements of primitive people in Siberia were more than a million years ago. The remains of the first Siberians were discovered…

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Ancient fossils of Kursk underfoot
Is it possible to find the bones of a fossil animal on the territory of Kursk region? It turns out that you can. The film crew met with our scientists…

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The opening of the archeological camp

Stationed this year the archaeological expedition “Kyzyl-Kuragino” was the Pius-khemsky district. In the famous Valley of the kings, near the village of Arzhaan on the shores of salt lake White town expanded from 32 tents. At the opening ceremony on behalf of the Government of the Republic the participants and guests of the expedition were welcomed by Vice-Premier Anatoly Damba-Khuurak.

Could not attend the opening ceremony and representatives of the Russian geographical society. On behalf of the President of the RGS Sergei Shoigu with the beginning of the season congratulated Gennady Oleynik, Executive Director of the RGO.

On the route of the railroad “Kyzyl-Kuragino” archaeological work going on and the Krasnoyarsk territory. To congratulate the Tuvan camp was attended by a delegation from Krasnoyarsk archaeological camp “Ermak”.

Artists of the ensemble “Sayan”, “Change-Haa” presented an interesting concert program, guests were delighted with the Tuvan Gorovikov Continue reading

In Tunisia found fossils of giant marine crocodile

An international group of scientists described a new species, Machimosaurus rex . from the family of teleosaurus, fossil marine crocodiles of the Jurassic period. The paper was published in Cretaceous Research . Briefly about it it is spoken in the press release of the University of Alberta.

In 2014 a group of scientists discovered in the South of Tunis the well-preserved remains of a giant prehistoric reptile that lived 130 million years ago. The fossils were discovered near the town of Tataouine.

The researchers found almost completely preserved skull of reptiles, a few teeth, dorsal vertebrae, ribs, fragments of gastralia, the humerus. In addition, in the excavations, perhaps, are the fossils of four other adults Machimosaurus rex .

The length of the preserved part of the skull of the reptile was 134 cm. Scientists reconstructed the skull on the basis of known data about other members of the genus Machimosaurus and estimated the total length of the skull as rex M. 155 — 160 cm. The length of the skull, you can judge the size of the entire specimen. According to scientists, the length of the reptile was about ten meters, it was the largest representative of crocodylomorphs that time and the largest known representative of the suborder saltwater crocodiles thalattosuchia. Continue reading

In Veliky Novgorod participants of youth archaeological camp made the first discoveries

Today in Veliky Novgorod, the participants of the international archaeological excavations have found some artifacts 10-15 centuries. The works are famous on the Trinity excavation.

“It’s leather, it’s ceramics, it’s a bone. This mass of discoveries. They are in a cultural layer and a large number of them. Ceramics – these were previously vessels”, – says the participant of the project Katerina Voytyna .

The first hour of work and so many discoveries. Troitsky excavation is one of the most famous and largest in the country. Research conducted here for over 40 years . Now scientists have reached the cultural layer of the 11th century. Students from different countries was invited to help search for artifacts. And at the same time to gain practical experience.

Stanislav Morozov, coordinator of the youth camp . “They are future scientists, we hope. All of them are students, studying Russian culture, Russian history, Russian language in their countries. These people come from Macedonia, Serbia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Vietnam”. Continue reading

Outstanding archaeological discoveries of the year
There are still so many things that mankind does not know, often it comes to our past. And, of course, there will always be people who give life to finding…

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Open archaeology
1. Life in the Golden crypt Amber has always been caused by the rapture. Already in the stone age people of different tribes wore amulets made of amber. They believed…

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