Scientists have described findings that shed light on the rites of the ancient inhabitants of Siberia.
Land of the Novosibirsk region has been inhabited by people since ancient times. Here were found traces of a primitive people, the inhabitants of the medieval nomads of the iron age. Thousands of years ago there was a settlement and, perhaps, the ancient city. There was a developed trade network, representatives of different peoples exchanged goods and technologies, fought and organized unions. Some of the findings of scientists from the Novosibirsk Institute of archaeology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences shed light on mystery stories, some create new puzzles.
So, in one of the graves of the Siberian warrior was discovered broadsword, rolled three times. According to the Deputy Director of the Institute of archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS, doctor of historical Sciences Michael Shunkov, when the life of a warrior it was a normal weapon with a length of about one meter. After death the body was burned, broadsword, according to the customs, also killed, shattering it.
Many interesting discoveries were made during excavations in the boneyard “Tartas -1” Vengerskom in the area. To date studied more than 600 funerary complexes. Found that people here lived from vremennaia and before the iron age. Most likely, they were different nationalities. This is indicated by a different treatment of the bodies. Found graves with the remains of a body, and with traces of cremation – more recent and complex ritual. Many graves are accompanied by additional burials.
For example, the burial of the person – apparently, the noble warrior is adjacent to two graves of horses. Some graves were plundered. As archaeologists believe, perhaps it was the attempt of his contemporaries to belittle the status of the deceased, outrage over his memory. Continue reading
Scientists of Institute of archeology and Ethnography (iaat, Novosibirsk, Russia) during the second season of excavations was opened in Ecuador, the earliest ceramics on the continent, which, presumably, is from 5 to 5.5 thousand years old, told reporters Thursday head of the sector of archeology of foreign iaat Andrey Chubarev.
“This is the most ancient ceramics, which is available on the South American continent. All the findings that we obtained is the age of about 5-5,5 thousand years ago,” he said, adding that North America ceramics came later than in the South.
According to him, the findings were made during excavations in the monument real Alto on the coast of the Peninsula of Santa Elena, 1.5 km from the ocean, where excavations have been conducted a year earlier.
“If someone thinks that it looks like the wet tropics, it is wrong. This is the driest desert on the Peninsula 10 years there was no rain,” he said.
A. Tabarev told that scientists were able to detect the transition from the absence of ceramics to the period when production was started.
“For the first time we were able to record the same transition, which is very important for archaeologists, layer over layer, the transition from a culture of “beskaragaiskiy” to the culture of ceramic. This transition was in the thick layer of shells that we found last year,” he said. Continue reading
July 17 TRANS-Baikal territory Governor Konstantin Ilkovsky visited archaeological site in the village of Konduy Borzinsky district. At the archaeological camp, there are about 50 people – scientists, students, schoolchildren, people of different professions, lovers of archeology. The head of the region noted that the region is richly historical and unique archaeological monuments.
“Kandulski Palace is part of the global nomadic culture. Surprised that 800 years ago, people without special tools, using modern technology, was able to mathematically calculate, to design, to process and deliver building material. Unfortunately, we treat such objects are not so carefully as we would like. First, it is not under global archaeological research, and secondly, about these unique monuments knows only a narrow circle of specialists and a wider audience is unaware of them. I am glad that today there is a chief of RAS, Professor, far Eastern Federal University Nikolai Kradin, TRANS-Baikal state University professors, students, pupils. Because they are monuments of Federal importance, the work on the study and conservation must be conducted by the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation jointly with the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation, Continue reading