The historical Museum is the oldest in the system of the Smolensk Museum-preserve: in 1888, Smolensk ethnographer S. D. Pisarev in the building of the city Duma was opened the historical-archaeological Museum. Since then the collection has greatly expanded, the Museum changed its name and address, but still introduces visitors to the rich history of the region. The Museum is a lot of work on the creation of a permanent exhibition, open sections “Ancient history of the Smolensk land” (100kt. years ago – early IX century ad) and “Smolensk in the old Russian state in IX – early XIII centuries”. More than 1,500 objects of archeological Fund of the Museum includes the exposition “Ancient history of the Smolensk land (100kt. years ago – early IX century ad)” osvidetelstvovanie of the Smolensk region from the stone age to the early middle ages. Among the exhibits: flint hunting tools of ancient people, stone axes, fragments of pottery, bronze ornaments and objects of worship, as well as models, maps, reconstructions.
The highlight of the show is a real preserved skeleton of a mammoth. In the 2nd hall of the permanent exposition visitors can see the legendary monuments of the Gnezdovo archaeological complex (IX-X CC.): not having analogues in Continue reading
Vladivostok archaeologists go in Hasansky district for excavation of the settlement of I Millennium BC, in which for the first time in modern Primorye was found a workshop of metal working of that time, announced head of the Department of prehistoric archaeology, Institute of history, archaeology and Ethnography of the peoples of the Far East far Eastern branch of Russian Academy of Sciences Nikolay Klyuyev.
“The expedition which sent 30 people to the village of Barabash Khasan district for the excavation of the settlements of the early iron age for the fourth time. The settlement represents Yankovskaya archaeological culture. One of its distinctive features is the use in food of marine molluscs. In support of this are the piles of shells, found by archaeologists near dwellings” – said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, in the studied nine major settlement in dug-outs lived to 150 people. Over the past three years, archaeologists have unearthed two dwellings, it is expected that this time the researchers the “master” one. According to the findings, residents of the settlement except the clams fished, practiced agriculture and cattle breeding. “Last year it was discovered that in addition to the “classic” practice of the people of arheologicheskogo jankovska, the ancient inhabitants Barabash was also involved in Metalworking. At the settlement place was found an anvil and made it pieces of iron. In this regard, the main objective of this year’s expedition – the excavation of workshops in the metal processing” – said Klyuev.
He said that according to metallographic analysis, manufacturing technology found guns differs from those in neighboring China. It refutes the common opinion of the immaturity of the people that lived at that time on the territory of modern Primorye. “If during the excavations are found more evidence about the presence of people of that era shops with their own technology, we can talk about the second center of production of iron implements in the far East. Continue reading
This summer in Dmitrovsky district began large-scale archaeological research. Employees of the Moscow Institute of archaeology under the Iksha was found the ancient settlement of the Slavs. Historians are firmly convinced that far from abandoned quarry are fragments of the dwellings belonged to the ancient Russians living in these places in 12-13 centuries.
But their enterprising descendants in the 20th century have destroyed almost everything, when in these places was dug up a large clay pit. On its edge, on a small patch, which covers an area of about three hectares, archaeologists looking for the remains of historical curiosities relating to early Russian middle Ages.
Soon this place must go through the Central ring. And while construction has not begun, researchers are rushing to record for history the little that is left of the work and life of our ancestors. The study of settlements, whose age is comparable with the age of Dmitrov, began in may 2012. Archaeologists had hoped to finish it in June of this year, but this was prevented by the rains. The time is running out too: researchers potoraplivaya road builders – not later than July need to photograph all that remains of the ancient settlement, everything they can at this time be reached, and in August, assumed here to begin the first preparatory stage Stroitelnaya. Continue reading