The most important archaeological discoveries of the year
Archaeology magazine summed up the year and ranked the most important archaeological discoveries and findings. 1. Revealed the composition of a blue dye of the Maya. This paint used to…

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In Mexico, archaeologists have unearthed the oldest in America, the burial in the pyramid
MEXICO city. Mexican and American archaeologists have unearthed in the state of Chiapas ancient Mesoamerican burial in the pyramid. Exploring the settlement of Olmec culture's most popular locales de corzo,…

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In Sochi rescue excavations of ancient settlements

Security full-scale rescue excavations of archaeological sites within the area of Olympic construction.

Archaeological excavations included in the project “Protection of Imereti lowland”. In the course of this year planned excavations of the settlements of the early iron age Fun 1, Fun 2, Southern cultures 1 and the early Christian Church, reports RIA Novosti.

Before in the area of monuments construction begins, they need to explore, get all sorts of scientific data, thereby preserving information about the distant past. For this purpose at these sites is necessary to conduct archaeological excavations.

It is interesting that earlier territory of the Imereti lowland was considered not very promising for the archaeological community, but the construction of Olympic facilities has prompted the archaeologists to start the excavation.

“On the territory of Sochi is the first large-scale excavations of the monuments of this time. Them (the excavations) were conducted. In fact, this area in the archaeological value are very poorly studied,” said head of the Sochi group of the Institute of archaeology RAS novel in Passing. Continue reading

In the treasure, which was found in the East of Britain, included 26 coins, including gold and silver.

During the excavation in Dovedale (Derbyshire, UK) archeologists from the National Fund, the University of Leicester and participants of the project “Operation Nightingale” discovered a hoard, which contained coins of corieltauvi (early iron age) and Roman times. This is the first case in the UK, so when coins of different origin found together.

The discovery is interesting not only because of the gold coins of the early iron age are rare, but the fact that it was made in the cave. Cave Reynards kitchen ( Reynard”s Kitchen Cave ) man has used them many times over the last 10 thousand years. During excavations in the late 50-ies of XX century there were found stone age tools, animal bones and fragments of pottery.

The first four coins in the cave was found by a local climber who was hiding in it from heavy rain. The climber was with a small IU. Read more ” Continue reading

Climate change killed ancient city of Mexico

The decline of the ancient cities in Mexico and in some other regions of contemporary Latin America could become a serious climate change that led to the departure of the residents, said the scientist, Director of the archaeological zone “Tajin” in Mexico Patricia Castillo peña.

According to her, similar climate changes occurred in the period between 850 and 1250 BC, the most critical period was in the years 1100-1200. “But on the ocean coast of Mexico, on the contrary, came the rain, there were flood height from two to four meters”, — said the archaeologist.

Peña believes that the same reason led to the decline of ancient cities in present-day Northern part of Peru, there played a role the ocean’s current. “That’s when it’s the worst thing in the history during “El niño”, which did away with many of the then centers of civilization, came the storms and the rains that rose the level of the sea, we had very strong winds,” said peña.

In Mexico, only 11 archaeological zones, which are considered cultural heritage of humanity. “Tajin” (state of Veracruz) is one of them. The town was founded around 850 ad and were built until about the year 1200.”Excavations in it have been going for 70 years, there have been many teams of researchers, however, have been excavated so far only about 20% of the territory, and we came to the conclusion that he appeared as one of the most important ceremonial centers of the Eastern coast of modern Mexico,” said peña.

“If you compare ancient Tajin to his contemporaries that the world is in Mexico, on the significance of it was as the Basilica of the virgin of Guadalupe (patroness of Mexico), where from all corners of the country attracts people, this place is sacred, but in the case of Tahini, the main God was Quetzalcoatl (feathered Serpent), and the city was dedicated to him,” he continued singing. Continue reading

Archaeologists: America was discovered in the stone age
New archaeological discoveries suggest that America was first opened back in the stone age, 10 thousand years before the arrival of the Siberian ancestors of the American Indians. To such…

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Another ancient street has been discovered by the archaeologists in charge
On the territory of the demolished hotel "Russia" found another old street, presumably of the XII century, according to the Institute of archaeology RAS. During excavations in Zaryadye. where a…

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