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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Archaeological site museums in Russia. problems of formation and functioning
The modern world is increasingly faced with the challenge of finding methods of preservation and rational use of historical and cultural heritage. This is especially difficult when dealing with archaeological…

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Siberian archaeology — the end of the season

First of all Vyacheslav Molodin has focused on excavations in the complex of Tartas-1 Vengerovsky district of Novosibirsk region. Portal Scientific Russia already talked about the mysterious graves found near the Old village of Tartas. This year archaeologists have examined about 2 thousand square metres, found the remains of dwellings and a variety of things. Found even the Neolithic was the construction of fish processing. The archaeologists used geophysical equipment — magnetometers — and made a map of potential sites for future excavations.

Continued excavations in the Novosibirsk region and “Vengerovo-2”, where the bronze age settlement (about it also wrote the portal of Scientific Russia ). In Vengerovo was made a rare find — absolutely a vessel. In addition, this year there was found a mold for the manufacture of bronze axes. Tellingly, it was made from imported stone, and, apparently, could withstand up to 200 castings.Here’s another proof of the constant mixing of cultures that occurred in Siberia.

And in the Kolyvan district of the Novosibirsk region was found in Mongolian burial related in XIII-XIV centuries. In grave discovered the woman’s headdress, bun, clearly Mongol origin. And lie near the Western Siberian things. This woman, who lived far to the North from the centres of the Mongolian Empire clearly used local things, and, says Vyacheslav Molodin, “was integrated into the local environment.” Continue reading

Learn to look for fossils and be saved from insects

Got up early. The day here starts at 5 and ends at 9, because of the darkness.

After Breakfast, immediately proceeded to business: today has scanned the skull of a Rhino. The skull consisted of two parts: the upper and lower jaw. Scanned in less than an hour, and since the skull could “disassemble” the scan has turned out amazingly detailed: you can look in your mouth and inspect every tooth on all sides.

Today Louis invited us to the nearest place of excavation to show how it actually works. The excavations so far nothing major is found, but will definitely find: the place is extremely gracious. Louis immediately taught us how to identify minerals by color, structure and pattern. After that, it immediately became clear what she was talking about yesterday: fossils are EVERYWHERE. Just lying on the ground: bones of animals, fish, fossil remains of trees, in large numbers.

The remains of the hippopotamus: phalanx.

While it was windy, Louis decided to make a Photomap of the area. This is done by hanging the Camera to the kite. The survey area occurs in high resolution at an altitude of about 50 meters.

Meanwhile Francisco was able to talk with local volunteers. They say that 10 years ago, their life was very different: all were very poor and lived with the only hope to ever leave the city to get work. Family Louise Leakey gave local residents the opportunity to work, to help paleontologists, to feel needed. Love them very much, and sincerely grateful for the opportunity to change your future. Continue reading

In the West of Greece to the construction of the highway discovered the ruins of an ancient settlement

The ruins of a previously unknown ancient city discovered by archaeologists in the West of Greece.

The discovery was made during construction of major highways “Ionia Odos” (Ionian road) in the city Alikina near It.

Place excavations have already visited the Minister of infrastructure, transport and networks Michalis message Hrisohoidis.

The first results of the excavations show that it was an ancient city center. Scientists expect to obtain additional data in further studies.

Now for the archaeological site rests with the Central archaeological Council of Greece and the Ministry of culture and sports. According to Chrisochoidis, so far studied only a small part of the city.

Officials are concerned about the place of discovery of the ancient settlement, which is located practically on the construction site and near it, from which the works on construction of motorway section were suspended. Continue reading