Further studies will allow to reconstruct this area in a period when there lived ancient people, and also to carry out the analogy and connection with archaeological sites of the early Neolithic period.
YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, 3 Dec — RIA Novosti. A group of archaeologists on Wednesday went on the Kuril island of Iturup to explore the ancient settlements of the early Neolithic, reported RIA Novosti employee of the Sakhalin regional Museum.
“The archaeological monuments of the early Neolithic, including a lot of Ankita-1 and Ankita-2, which will explore the expedition, situated at the foot of the volcano Bohdan Khmelnytsky. It is the most ancient Neolithic monuments known at present on the Kuril Islands. Their age by the method of radiocarbon Dating is defined in 7.5 to 8 thousand years,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
According to her, the results of previous studies of these sites in the summer of 2007 caused a great interest in scientific circles. In this regard, it was decided to continue the study sites by the method of stationary archaeological excavations, the purpose of which is an in-depth study of the processes of settlement of the Kuril Islands in the early Neolithic age, Primorsko adaptation of the ancient population, cultural ties with the peoples of neighboring territories and other topical problems of archaeology of the Kuril.
During this expedition,which will last three weeks, scientists will continue to research dwellings and cultural layers of ancient settlements of Ankita-1 and Ankita-2. Continue reading
Archaeological expedition, who returned from the jungles of Honduras, announced the discovery of the ruins of the city-States belonging to the unknown science of civilization.
The expedition included scientists from the U.S. and Honduras, engineer (specialist in working with lidar), an anthropologist, an ethnobotanist and 16 fighters of the Honduran special forces, ensuring the safety of research. The ruins found in La-Moskitia region of Honduras, covered with impassable jungle. There the scientists examined and mapped the walls, squares, mounds and pyramid. These structures belonged to an unknown native American culture, which flourished in the years 1000-1400. The descendants (and the robbers) never got to the city, hidden in dense vegetation.
Scientists have discovered 52 artifacts including stone benches, murals depicting snakes and vultures, as well as the head of the “man-Jaguar”. This is probably a fragment of a sculpture showing a shaman in an altered state of consciousness. All findings were documented, however, scientists have left them in place. The city’s location is kept secret (not to be devastated by the robbers).
The history of discovery began in 2012, when a group of American archaeologists and filmmakers lidar (laser radar) spotted under the cover of the jungle La Mosquitia straight lines and rectangles. As in nature this geometry does not occur, the scientists decided that they have found the ruins of the city — and no mistake. Continue reading
June 2, 2015 the staff of Department of protection of reserved territory detained two residents of p. Ibresi during illegal archaeological excavations in Alatyrsky area of the reserve. They had metal detectors, shovels and a range of found artifacts.
Just being on the reserve without specific permission is a violation of the excavations is a violation of double jeopardy, not only a protection regime for the protected areas, and legislation on cultural heritage.
The inspectors drew up a Protocol on violation of a protection regime for the preserve “prisurskiy”.
Violators fully admitted his guilt. The implements used in the Commission of the offence and the seized artifacts. Determined the damages for the damage to the soil cover.
On 4 June in respect of “black diggers” made the decision on administrative punishment. Currently solves a question on transfer of artifacts to cultural institutions, and information about offenders to the national authority for the protection of cultural heritage.
Alexander Sevastyanov, Deputy Director of the environmental protection and ecological safety
Reference from Wikipedia: “Black archeologists” (also “the arch”, “diggers”, “the field researcher”, Continue reading