Phaselis: ancient city on the Mediterranean coast (Turkey)
In the province of Antalya not far from Kemer is the ancient coastal city of Phaselis, which is an important historic attraction of Turkey. If we are to believe the…

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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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One of the main contentious issues between creationists and evolutionists — how fossils were formed gradually, over millions of years, or as a result of catastrophes on a planetary scale?

The fossils that scientists find in different parts of the globe presented a wide variety of life forms ( Fig. 70 ). It and entire organisms frozen in the ice, and the bones or teeth, hardened as a result of mineralization, and insects trapped deep in the amber, and imprints of leaves or other parts of plants, bones, and animal tracks, etc. are Often preserved parts of the skeleton, but sometimes in the fossils become more and soft tissue.

The process of fossilization seems mysterious to scientists. After all, nobody has been able to reproduce it in the laboratory. Evolutionists assume that the remains of plants and animal remains appeared in different layers of the Earth as a result of a lengthy process. In the textbooks of Geology usually given the following explanation. The mineralization occurs in a gradual accumulation of salts in the tissues. Molecules of organic substances being washed away, replaced by the salts of silicon. As examples tend to be imprints of leaves and feathers of birds, formed by the indentation of objects in the soft silt, which then, after getting hard, turned to stone. It is obvious that animals,corpses have been found completely preserved in blocks of ice, died suddenly.

For a more complete understanding of the process of formation of fossils refer to the examples. It is known that all the dead in our days, living beings decompose. Sleeping fish floats on the surface of the water and gradually starts to succumb to the processes of decomposition. The corpses of the dead animals on land either eaten by predators or decompose rapidly. Dead plants are also destroyed in relatively short periods of time. Continue reading

Archaeological excavations in Syria.

Björn Menze of mit and Jason Ur from Harvard have developed a computerized method for the detection of ancient settlements based on satellite data and found the network of cities on the territory of modern Syria.

To search for settlements of ancient Mesopotamia on the territory of 23 thousand square kilometers archaeologists have worked in two directions at once. First, they used satellite images in different wavelength ranges to detect the so-called etrozole, – soils formed as a result of human activity and differing in color and higher content of organic substances. Data were processed automatically using a program written by one of the co-authors of the work, björn Menze, a specialist in the identification of tumors on digital images.

Secondly, the archaeologists used a bump map created in the framework of the program the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission using a radiosonde which was carried out in 2000, the Shuttle “endeavour”. Scholars interested in the place of exaltation of the landscape above the surrounding areas, what to maklovitsami about the long construction at this point. Analyzing the amount of elevation, the authors concluded that the duration of the existence of a settlement.

The resulting map contained about 14 thousands of alleged settlements that occurred in the study area over 8 thousand years. Archeologists noted that when comparing map data with the distribution of rivers and areas of heavy precipitation events, failed to detect large settlements that don’t provide sufficient water. A mismatch may affect the current view of archaeologists about the origin of irrigation, they said. Continue reading

Excavations in North-Western Armenia: the bronze Age South Caucasus

Colchis culture All this indicates a certain independence of the Colchis axe of late bronze age from the earlier, tube-head. On the other hand, not only in early axes of this type, but in their latest versions.

Customs the Custom of the premises of the deceased on the chariot, which dates back to bedeno-Alazani culture, was borrowed from the South, where burials with carts pulled by oxen, known from the beginning of the III Millennium BC. Trialeti.

Excavations in Anaklia by the way II, layer VI of Ameduri dated by the radiocarbon method twice – 1430, to D. E. and 3370 years (Mikeladze T. K. 1990. 22). This established pottery sequence does not contradict and accompanying material. Of the subjects.

Ancient settlements Designed a solid Foundation – the platform was covered with a wooden deck and seats woven from branches; these decks have served as floors of wooden buildings. On the settlements until they managed to trace only.

Excavations in the North of Western Armenia

Systematic excavations in North-Western Armenia (Harich) made a lot of new things in history. Here began the study of a single set of middle bronze age – presentano huge fortified settlement of rock type and about 80 excavated graves. The integrated approach provided an opportunity to identify the nature of the various stornetta of the aborigines, to establish the specificity of their material and spiritual culture (Khachatryan T. C, 1975.). Very expressive materials received during excavations of a burial ground in Chum salmon (Petrosjan L. A. 1973; 1976; 1984; 1989). Continue reading

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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Submerged ancient city in the Azov district
Farm herd often comes to this place, while on the island don in the water around the mouth of the don. It turned out that horses resting at the walls…