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
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
The ancient settlement discovered by archaeologists of the University during excavations near Vladivostok
Archeological field work on preservation of a monument of the early iron age conducted by scientists and students of the far Eastern Federal University in the area of Cape Turtle (Bay of Ants). It found a large settlement age of 2.8-2 thousand years (Yankovskaya archaeological culture) with pits dwellings, shell heaps and household pits. Scientists also do not exclude the possibility of detection of single graves.
According to the head of the expedition, Director of educational-scientific Museum of FEFU Alexander Popov, work on the monument under the name “Turtle-7” began in July, but we can already speak about the first results. Now the area of excavation is more than 400 square meters, discovered seven pits of dwellings and more than 2500 variety of finds — sherds of pottery, parts of stone and bone tools, ornaments, remains of food ancient people.
One of the most interesting relics is the detail of the structure of horn of bone of an elk. According to scientists — it’s part of the armature, because the ancient people of this period actively engaged in not only coastal gathering and hunting, but also fishing in the open sea. Due to such nanodomain a more complete picture of the life of the modern inhabitants of Primorye more than two thousand years ago, to judge the climate and terrain of the coast. Continue reading