The ancient Chinese were placed in burials of the bronze utensils to indicate the status of the relatives of the deceased
Archaeologists have proposed an alternative explanation for why ancient Chinese were placed in the graves of bronze and clay utensils. This was done not only to emphasize the status of…

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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 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

Archaeologists have discovered two ancient settlements in Primorye

Archaeologists during excavations found near the village of Artyom in the Primorye two settlements of ancient people of the Neolithic and the iron age, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday head of the Museum archeology and Ethnography of the far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), candidate of historical Sciences Alexander Popov.

“New monuments have been discovered in the suburbs of Artyom during the joint excavations with the students of school No. 18 to help us during the stay in school camp. The first monument – the settlement of the Neolithic age, about 5.5 thousand years of age was found at the mouth of the river Kravichenko. Now this place is the vegetable garden, and fragments of ancient pottery were found on the surface,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, in addition to ceramics at the site of the ancient settlement scientists and they found various stone objects, including the adze.

“The second monument is found just 100 metres from the houses of the settlement Artemovsky. Here were found remains of dwellings of the age of about 2.5 thousand years. In addition, archaeologists found a whole vessel of the early iron age, as well as fragments of pottery,” – said the Agency interlocutor. Continue reading

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 commercial shell pits and heaps.

As expected, found the settlement existed at least from 2.8 to 2 thousand years ago. Today the excavation works more than 50 people, including 10 people from the educational-scientific Museum of the far Eastern Federal University.

From the words of the leader of the expedition of Alexander Popov, who is Director of Educational-scientific Museum of FEFU, from all excavations the most stunning was the item of a certain design, which is made from the antlers elk bone. From scientists, this component is likely one of the components of the anchor. At that time, ancient people were interested in fishing on the high seas. Their Hobbies include coastal gathering and hunting.

Found the remains will paint a vivid picture of the time, it will be possible to understand the life of ancient people, to learn about the climate and the topography of the coast.

Note that to work in this area, scientists began in early July. 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…

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Archeologists have found in Central America, traces of an unknown civilization
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…

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