8 October were key activities of the VIII week of education of member States of the Shanghai cooperation organization “Education without borders”. Among them – the opening of the exhibition . on recent archaeological discoveries on the territory of Altai Krai and the Altai Republic.
The exhibition prepared by the Museum of archaeology and Ethnography of Altai ASU during the implementation of the megagrant of the Government of the Russian Federation “the Ancient settlement of Siberia: the formation and dynamics of cultures in North Asia”. The event was organized by the staff of the Department of archaeology, Ethnography and museology Professor Alexey A. Tishkin. and senior lecturer Nikolay Nikolaevich Seregin.
Guests of the Museum were presented valuable exhibits of the section “Development of the silk road Altai”, collected during archaeological excavations in the Altai territory and the Altai Republic and on the territory of modern Mongolia. Among them – found in the tombs fragments of Indian and Chinese silk clothes, ancient coins, glass paste from which beads were made, mirrors the work of Chinese craftsmen and imported other articles of archaeological monuments of Altai. Not less interesting materials Turkic bulan-Koba, trostchenko cultures. Excavations were conducted by the Department of archaeology of the ASU. Continue reading
In Cuba open new archaeological Museum, dedicated to the life and culture of aborigines, inhabiting separate territories of the island hundreds and thousands of years ago.
The first exhibition of the new archaeological Museum of Cuba, about the life of ancient communities on the Western Peninsula of Guanahacabibes, planned to open in the near future. Now in the San Juan river, not far from “black Lagoon” will house exhibition areas of the Museum, under construction, and in the vicinity of the valley are ongoing archaeological excavations – scientists continue to extract various household items of the ancient inhabitants of the island: mortar, chisel, dyeing the stones.
Another archaeological Museum opens in Cuba this year – it will be located in the province of Ciego de Avila, in the town of Los Buchillones. It is known that in the vicinity of this locality were found numerous artifacts, telling about the life of aborigines, who inhabited the province for more than seven centuries ago. Scientists-archaeologists involved in the formation of the exhibitions of the new Museum, claim that the audience will be presented a huge number of exhibits, Continue reading
The share of Yakutia accounts for 77, 5 all the unique finds the frozen remains of ancient animals in the world
Almost every year we find mammoths, woolly rhinos and other ice age animals. But without research, these findings represent only an interesting Museum exhibits. A large amount of information can be given only by scientific investigation.
The collection of the mammoth Museum has the world’s largest collection of frozen remains of ancient animals. I counted how many were found of such animals in the world with soft tissues: most of the mammoths – 20 pieces, woolly rhinos – 7, predators, horses – for 4 copies and two elk.
The share of Yakutia accounts for 77.5% of all unique finds of the frozen remains of ancient animals in the world. Why Yakutia is a global repository of animal carcasses of the mammoth fauna? While most of the Northern hemisphere was under glaciers a powerful cover which in places reached a thickness of one and a half kilometers. In Yakutia then and now was very little rainfall, the snow had time to melt, no ice cover – only in the mountain areas. Therefore, we have established favorable conditions for the habitat of animals of the mammoth fauna. The majority of the finds were made in the area between the rivers Lena and Kolyma. In particular, the richest in respect of finds of ancient animals that Yana-Indigirka and Kolyma lowlands and the new Siberian Islands. Continue reading