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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Ancient animals whose remains have found in Adygea. Infographics
The territory of Adygea was once the bottom of an ancient sea-lake the Paratethys which existed on the earth 25 million years ago. According to the Professor of the Adyghe…

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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 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

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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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…

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Ancient animals whose remains have found in Adygea. Infographics
The territory of Adygea was once the bottom of an ancient sea-lake the Paratethys which existed on the earth 25 million years ago. According to the Professor of the Adyghe…

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