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.”
During excavations, archaeologists have collected valuable material, fragments of pottery, arrowheads, scrapers, chisels and other artifacts. As reported correspondent. ITAR-TASS the head of the expedition from the Japanese side, Professor, University of Tokyo Masahiro Fukuda, in the future, such joint archaeological research will continue, including on the Japanese Islands. “Our lands are very similar, the civilization of the ancients was a similar story, thus, so interesting to study this period, when people began to cross the sea, mastered inshore. After all, history is one, it has no limits,” said Masahiro Fukuda”.
According to the results of the expedition are prepared scientific monographs. In addition, the Sakhalin archaeologists next year will go to the island of Hokkaido, where, together with Japanese colleagues will conduct similar excavations.