The first humans were long-legged and weak-minded
The history of human migration outside of Africa continues to generate interest among anthropologists. In fact, it was the first and most ambitious trip in history, about which still very…

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Odessa Archaeological Museum
Odessa archaeological Museum is one of the oldest in Ukraine. It is located in a magnificent building built in the country style in the middle of the XIX century, in…

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Unique archaeological finds discovered on the Sakhalin participants of Russian-Japanese expedition

This “Neolithic revolution” call is made at the site of ancient settlements of the indigenous inhabitants of the Eastern part of Sakhalin island open the head of the expedition, Vice-rector for science and innovations of the Sakhalin state University, Sakhalin state University, doctor of historical Sciences Alexander Vasilevsky. “They found hundreds of different household items, hunting, fishing, told journalists today Vasilevsky. – Still ten years ago such finds from the early Neolithic was considered fantastic, and the monuments of this period were almost unknown. No one could have imagined then that ceramics can be 10 000 years”.

Together with the Sakhalin colleagues two weeks worked with a group of Japanese archaeologists. This expedition took place on the basis of the contract between scientists at Tokyo University and Sakhalin state University. Excavations took place on the East coast of the island of Sakhalin, Dolinsky district. “We have certain techniques that allow expeditions to be successful, – said Alexander Vasilevsky. And, of course, very important to work in partnership with our neighbours. Because the study period is the study of the formation of the modern peoples of the region.” Continue reading

In Latgale ravaged more than 200 ancient graves

In mid-January in Latgale vandals destroyed three of the archaeological monument of national significance – burial sites in Danilovka, Login and Batni, writes Latvijas Avīze. This is the cemetery of the ancient Latgalians, Dating back to before the 14th century. All was ravaged more than 200 graves. From the point of view of number is unprecedented, and recognized representatives of the State Inspectorate for protection of monuments of culture.

Attackers using metal detectors tested ancient tombs looking for ancient bronze ornaments, iron axes and spearheads. The excavated spoils are often offered on the websites of international trade with the annotation that it was “Viking things”.

The greatest losses at the hands of vandals suffered Latgalians graves of the late iron age, located near the village of Logini in Vilaka region. The cemetery is in a remote location in the pine forest. This burial of the 11th-12th centuries, in which earlier archaeologists found bronze bracelets, ornaments, rings, pendants and chains. Continue reading