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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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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Archaeologists and black diggers.

Archaeologists and black diggers should find a common language, to combine efforts and work together to preserve historic values in Russia.

If you think that a COP ( the treasure hunting ) is a peaceful, safe and profitable occupation, I hasten to disappoint you – it is not. A man with a metal detector attracts the negative attention of the police and the local population. First, because the diggers are on the bird’s rights. Rather in the law they have no rights at all. If, God forbid, you accidentally got on a historical object (barrow, an ancient settlement, the castle, the ancient man), it is better to pack up and move away. And in time to inform the archaeologists that were walking and stumbled upon a valuable and unique things.

Most often, the diggers, the archaeologists are treated with hatred. They can understand, in fact, they care for the preservation of archaeological sites and artifacts. But there are online allegations that archaeologists themselves are looting and selling the historical value of ancient settlements and burial mounds. Moreover, many treasure hunters are former or current archaeologists. Continue reading

Crimean “black archeologists” boasted a unique find

In the Crimea “black archeologists” excavated bronze unique treasure. Photo finds they did not hesitate to put on the forum the online auction Violity report 15 minutes the User under the nickname Slaer, registration data indicated that he was from Crimea, in General terms, shared with the participants the details of the findings.According to him, his friend, armed with metal detectors, toured several Crimean villages, while in the vicinity of one of the village did not find the treasure.

He confirmed, laying out on the forum Photos of treasure: several bronze spearheads, daggers, vessels, and other artifacts.

How much can you save with such a treasure trove, it becomes clear after watching the prices on the website. The price of one dagger Sabatinovka time (archaeological culture of the late bronze age) ranges 2-5 thousand hryvnia.

Deputy Chairman of the Republican Committee for the protection of cultural heritage Vyacheslav Zarubin in the comments noted that the Crimean authorities only know about the treasures extracted in the course of legitimate scientific expeditions. The extent to which “black archeologists” take away the historical value, it is difficult to determine, 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

Fossils: dinosaurs
Our knowledge about dinosaurs based on fossilized remains found of dinosaurs, which are also called fossils. The first fossils of large teeth were discovered in the twenties of the 19th…

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In the Novosibirsk region found in the graves of ancient nomads
Novosibirsk region in the early bronze age (II Millennium BC) was inhabited by the nomads from the territory of Kuzbass. This is evidenced by granite grave discovered by archaeologists Novosibirsk…

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