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…

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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…

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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

Maiden tower and ancient places of worship
Studying places of worship and rock artifacts throughout the Absheron Peninsula together with Abbas Islamov, we came to the conclusion that almost all religious buildings of Absheron built on the…

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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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