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…

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The Neolithic settlement found in Istanbul
During the ongoing works on construction of railway tunnel "Marmaray" in Istanbul workers found invaluable for historians the ruins of the ancient settlement. Presumably the settlement belongs to the new…

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The Israelis dug up the history of the green

Beliefs about the evil eye – some of the oldest in the middle East. Mesopotamian texts Dating back to 2500 BC, refers to “the evil eye”. These traditions are still preserved: the famous blue eyes – one of the most popular Souvenirs brought from Turkey. But there are also green – they probably have more ancient roots.

The first farmers were defending themselves and their crops by using green magic amulets. The importance of amulets was so great that they were made of special minerals, specially brought from afar.

The results of archaeological excavations of settlements from the Neolithic period on the territory of modern Israel was published in the journal PNAS.

Jewelry is as old as the world itself. For example, we already wrote about the oldest known artifacts, also found in the middle East – their age is estimated at up to 135 thousand years.

At different times of the jewelry carried a variety of meanings, but originally probably served primarily a sacral function.

The basic material from which were made beads, green or brown Apatite

Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer (Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer ) at the University of Haifa (Universityof Haifa ) and Naomi Porat (Porat Naomi ) from the Israeli geological Institute (Geological Survey of Israel ) believe that the fashion for all things green appeared during the Neolithic revolution, which was accompanied by adaptation of primitive beliefs. Continue reading

National archaeological Museum-reserve “Kostenki”

The first time the human settlements in Kostyonki are 45 thousand years ago, the last end its existence about 30 thousand years later. During this time, humanity was able to go to a Grand from a small group the first Europeans who only started to master a new continent, to highly developed societies “mammoth hunters”. Finds of that era showed that people not only managed to survive in the extreme conditions of a periglacial zone, and created expressive culture: they could build a complex of residential constructions, to do a variety of stone tools and create amazing artistic images. Thanks to these findings largely created our current understanding of the stone age. Kostenki is a reference monument of the upper Paleolithic, to preserve, study and promote the aims of the Museum-reserve.

March 2 at the Palace of culture “Shinnik” on the street of Rostov opened postponed due to quarantine activities exhibition dedicated to the Day of defender of the Fatherland. The exhibition presents works of students of schools of the city and region, collected by our Museum last year during the jubilee events dedicated to the 70th anniversary of … Continue reading

Archaeologists announced the discovery of the remains of the flagship of Columbus

American underwater archaeologist Barry Clifford claimed that his team had found the remains of the ship “Santa Maria”, which Christopher Columbus first reached America, according to CNN .

Clifford, who made his name in the search of pirate ships in Cape cod and the Islands of Madagascar, discovered the remains in the place where over 500 years ago “Santa Maria” ran aground. They are on the reef off the Northern coast of Haiti at a depth of five meters.

One of the proofs of his version of Clifford believes that the ship is equipped with cannon of the fifteenth century.

So the archaeologists were able to examine and accurately answer the question of whether or not this golumbovsky “Santa Maria”, is required to raise the remains of the ship to the surface. According to Clifford, the majority of the ship survived. He hopes to help the Haitian authorities in this operation. To continue the work in Haiti researcher is going in June this year. Continue reading

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