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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.

He said that, judging by the numerous coals, the settlement was under fire, but because the treasure was abandoned in a hurry.This enables scientists to search for more items that attracts a lot of attention to this monument.

“We hope that next year the excavation of new monuments in the village of the Artemovsky will continue. This largely depends on the continuation of cooperation with the local school. Guys do us a really big help, and it is also important that they like it”, – said Popov.

He said that joint excavations with students are held in the suburbs of Artyom for several years. The school has an archaeological Museum that includes findings discovered by the students. Some of the antiquities found during the excavations of this year, will also be in the collection of the school Museum.

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