The Museum of archaeology
Archaeology Museum of Volgograd state University opened in 1986 on the initiative of the first rector of Volgograd state University M. M. Zagorulko, the Dean of the history Department B.…

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Near Vladivostok were found the remains of an ancient settlement
University, conducting archeological excavations in the Bay area Ant that is on the Cape Turtle, found an ancient settlement. This large settlement has had special pits for dwellings, but also…

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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 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

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

Memory, history of the mound Saur-Grave to the destruction in the summer of 2014

Standing in the Donbass as a natural time hill called Saur–Grave. It consists of two parts. Top – towering above ground bulk mound with a diameter of thirty feet and a height of four meters.

And the lower, underground in the centre of which a grave was discovered relating to the zrubna culture. Down watched Saur – the Grave, as on the vast steppe covered with tall grass, were the ancient tribes.

After the “timber grave people”, the Cimmerians lived there, they were Vasyli far to the South the Scythians. Have lived in the area and the Avars, and Bulgarians, and Khazars, and Pechenegs, and Polovtsy, and the hordes of the Mongols.

At the end of the thirteenth century this area was inhabited by the don Cossacks, who for housing construction were used stones, clay, sand mined near the “Saur-Grave”. On its southern slope and now you can find the ancient quarries. Large allotment there and landowner Peter ilovaisky and others. The name of the hill goes a lot of legends.

Once upon a time there was an ancient lookout tower from which the Cossacks watched the steppe. When they saw the approaching Tatar cavalry, then immediately ignited the resin. Similar towers stood across the steppes into range, and the signal of impending danger quickly passed down the chain. Continue reading

The most valuable archaeological finds of the past year presented in St. Petersburg
Artifacts from the Paleolithic to the middle Ages. At the Institute of history of material culture Russian Academy of Sciences presented the most valuable archaeological finds of the last year.…

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The head of archaeological expedition Vladimir Septic: excavations, excursions and interesting vacation
Traditionally in the summer for several years in a row, the Ukrainian research Institute im. I. Nan NAN of Ukraine with the support of the Board and of the trade…

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