Archaeologists have discovered in Northern Greece, between the towns of Kozani and Florina remains of the prehistoric settlement, which existed here for about 6 thousand years BC. The report of the discovery made today.
As RIA “Novosti”, the excavations in these places have been conducted since 2003, but only now are archaeologists beginning to understand the real dimensions of the work that lies before them. According to experts, there is an entire network of small prehistoric villages, most of which is still hidden under the ground. Here found stone tools, fossilized remains of lentil, which is cultivated by ancient farmers, and more than fifty clay figures.
Earlier this week in the seaside Athens area of Voula were found a vast area of over 1500 square meters – ruins of the ancient market, including antique street, the shops, the sanctuary. These ruins date from about the fifth-fourth centuries BC. The archaeologists believe that there could be a market, confirmed by the found coins, weights for scales, and numerous sherds of ceramic vessels.
And in the Athens district of Menidi excavations at the newly opened ancient theatre. Scientists believe that they have found the ancient city Aharna,which was located here in ancient times. It is possible that in this theatre once played by the famous Comedy playwright Aristophanes antiquity “Ahardane”, in which, however, residents Ahern shown limited enough people who make a living burning coal and serve in political issues, the conservative ignorant positions. Continue reading
The ancient Chinese were placed in burials of the bronze utensils to indicate the status of the relatives of the deceased
Archaeologists have proposed an alternative explanation for why ancient Chinese were placed in the graves of bronze and clay utensils. This was done not only to emphasize the status of the deceased, but also to increase the prestige of his heirs in the eyes of other members of the community.
Scientists engaged in the study of ancient Chinese ritual utensils of the bronze age (2100-221 BC), traditionally seen it as a way to establish social status of the deceased. The objects were placed in tombs, can be divided into two groups. First, it is carefully made of clay or bronze ritual vessels “lice”, which could be used with a practical purpose. The largest number was found “lice” refers to the period 1400-150 BC
The second group of ritual objects are things that due to brittle material or of irregular shape could not be used in life and were made specifically for placement in the grave. To such subjects – “mince” – include, for example, small terracotta figures.
In the burials Dating from the fourth century BC “mince” are often copies of “lice” and are richly decorated pottery vessels, reminiscent of the bronze samples.
Specialisto Chinese bronze and ceramics Joey Beckman from Beloit College (USA, Wisconsin) studied burials in the South of Hubei province, Dating back to IV–III centuries BC and belonged to the Chu Kingdom. The purpose of Professor Beckman was the study of objects placed in graves, and the explanation of the role played by two “sets” of these subjects: “mince and lice”. With the results of her work can be found in the journal Antiquity . Continue reading
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 conclusion scientists came after a series of finds on the East coast of the US, reports The Independent.
At six locations were found stone artifacts of European origin, Dating back 19 to 26 thousand years, three of them are on the Peninsula Delmarva. Maryland was found by the archaeologist Dr Darrin Lowery of the University of Delaware, two more were found in Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the latter was a simple fisherman found 100 kilometers off the coast of Virginia on the ocean floor, which in prehistoric times was dry land.
The similarity between the artifacts found in America and in Europe, it was noted a long time ago. However, before the age of such finds was made 15 thousand years and belonged to the period when the Europeans had not created such products. That is why most archaeologists denied the possibility of communication between the two cultures.
Recently found stone tools belong to the same period as the European, and are in fact identical copies. What’s more, chemical analysis carried out last year on a stone knife found in Virginia in 1971, showed that he was sdelans of flint French origin.
After analyzing all the evidence, Professor Dennis Stanford from the Smithsonian Institute (USA) and Professor Bruce Bradley from Exeter University (UK) suggested that
stone age people during the ice age migrated from Eastern Europe to North America,
moving on the ice or in boats along the frozen North Atlantic ocean. Continue reading