Archaeologists and black diggers

Egypt terminates a contract with archaeologists from the Mormon University
Network still debating extremely incredible news — in Egypt found a grave with two million mummies. For a little bit knowing the history of the issue, this message sounds completely…

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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…

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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 in the Altai region, namely in Soloneshensky district. On the territory of the excavations now run large groups of tourists. This causes resentment archaeologists, the reason is not respect for the monuments of archeology and culture of the tourists.

More than a million years ago on the Siberian expanses lived the ancestors of modern man. This sensational statement was made by archaeologists in the result of the long archaeological excavations on ancient site Karama in Altai. There is also the suggestion that those ancient people were similar to Africans. This is not surprising, because the resettlement of people on a planet has occurred is from Africa. At that time, the development of new land was in full swing and settlers, reached the South of Siberia, decided to stay here. In those times the climate in these parts was much softer and came to his contemporaries. Continue reading

Fossils of the time when life on land was found by a resident of Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk scientists have discovered fossils of the oldest animals in Toguchinsky district of Novosibirsk region. According to experts, their age is about 400 million years, while life appeared on dry land on Earth, not even dinosaurs.

Rich ancient fossils quarry was discovered by accident by an employee of Museum of local Lore of Novosibirsk Andrew Megaco. The scientist was on-site research, and fossilized animal remains were found in a small quarry for the extraction of shale stone. According to the Museum, the finds belong to the time when the planet wasn’t even dinosaurs, and life was just out of the water onto dry land. They have 400 million years.

“We are not so rare where Devonian strata outcrop at the surface, in this respect, the quarry is not unique. But I do, in the Novosibirsk region have not seen before: there is so much variety, perhaps even new species are presented. More precisely, it is difficult to say, we haven’t shown the findings of scientists-paleontologists, said Andrew Megaco. And the quality is outstanding. For example, well-preserved fossilized brachiopod is an animal with a shell, like a clam– right in my hands opened up into two halves. Such a clear imprint that can be seen all the microrelief”. Continue reading

Telly — remains of ancient settlements

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The plains of Northern Greece is covered with hills, which is called “telly” (or, in Greek, “maguías”): this undulating strata of the remains of ancient settlements of the Neolithic period or early bronze age. If from the Bay Hair keep a track on the West, crossing the plain approximately between the modern cities of Karditsa, Trikala and Larissa, you can count hundreds of telly, from five to fifteen meters high (Fig. 2-1). They keep the secrets of people who lived in these lands for many centuries, 8500-4500 years ago. Time destroyed the mud walls of dwellings in their place built new homes and telly, layer by layer, the weight was getting higher and higher.

These man-made hills shrouded in mystery, and archaeologists are obsessed with the desire to learn their secrets. I recognize the feeling in myself: in 1973-1974, it has led me to excavations of one of rendererotica-ski of tell, near the southern extremity of Thessaly. This place is Achillion – wbii GS torode of Pharsalus was the key to understanding the chronological, architectural ceramic and religious development Aegeus Continue reading

Reconstruction, an attempt to know the life of ancient man

Today we have a little specific theme, dedicated to the reconstruction of life of ancient man. Here we will try to review the highlights, tell you about interesting research and directions.

Bioarcheology

Unfortunately, life and the life of ancient people in greater complexity scientists are forced to learn to explore the burial. Here the ritual objects in the tomb, we can conclude that when man learned to work metals, stone, jewelry-making, what were the objects of labor and weapons. The remains of ancient man are rare, they are studied by the anthropologists. They study the human skeleton, structure of bone and teeth.

By studying the bones of ancient man, to learn did he hunger, and if so when and for how long.

Through the study of the chemical composition of bone tissue scientists determine what ancient people ate: meat or plants. Continue reading

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 that this mysterious substance could drive away evil spirits. And later when man mastered the trade, amber was valued as Doro

2. Easter island mystery revealed on Vasilievsky island

Of all the mysterious places that actually exist on earth, the most mysterious was the piece of land in the Great or the Pacific ocean at 27 degrees South latitude, to which, on 7 April 1722 came the ships of the Dutch Admiral Jacob Roggeven

3. Interrupted journey

The story heard and wrote down in 923 year of the famous traveler Ibn Fadlan, Secretary of the Embassy of the Baghdad Caliph’s Delegation addressed to the Bulgar king Alasu. We will talk about an Indian merchant (Ibn Fadlan calls it “sindram”), which Continue reading

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The appearance of the first humans in South America shifted a few thousand years ago
A group of archaeologists from Vanderbilt University (USA) and several Chilean universities found in the vicinity of the oldest known primitive people of the Clovis culture in South America earlier…

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Archaeological excavations of the ancient settlement of Lucentum (Tossal de Manises)
Those who want to know the origins of the Spanish city of Alicante should also visit one of the sights of Alicante - Lucentum (Lucentum). This archaeological site of an…

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