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
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
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