In the 70-ies of XX century in India, then in Europe and in Africa were found the remains of a Primate, Ramapithecus; the structure of his teeth was like the teeth of apes, and some of it gave reason to think that the problem is finally solved.
Primitive man lived 14 million years ago, and his physique shows that he could stand on legs, have had a free hand. But this hope quickly faded: new findings showed that rampitec is nothing other than a female of another large Primate, selvapiana, which belongs to the group of orangutans, not humans.
With sufficient certainty of a primitive people can only speak from the period of 4-3 million years ago. By this time, attributed by the scientists found the remains of Australopithecus, the most famous skeleton Lucy. It was discovered in 1972 In afar, Africa. How is it different from the skeletons of other primates? First of all, the fact That Lucy (no longer clear, it the female or the male) could walk on two limbs: walking on two legs is one of the characteristics that distinguishes man from his relatives, monkeys. But why these first anthropoids got to his feet and straightened? Continue reading
Archaeology – live arguments. So says Vincent, Parshuta, which is engaged in the archaeology Club of the Palace of youth creativity with the 5th grade. This summer, at the age of 17, he entered the Oriental faculty of St. Petersburg state University. Vincent is a regular at all of the expeditions of the club and the party’s 17 the last!
“I before and after school, said Vincent, – different people! Here I had an interest in the history of our ancestors. Here, I realized that archaeology is not a refined science, and some real hard evidence”. But, more importantly, as evidenced by all the pupils of the club – it is an invaluable communication skills and socialization!
Being in the senior expedition “to communicate with these highly educated people”, the experience Vlada Sinelnikova, easy and pleasant. They are always prompt, how to perform a certain type of work, joke, help. Anton Saveliev and Sasha Rakhiv together with Vlada engaged in the club for the 3rd year and dream of next year again to go to the Chersonese and Tuva – scientific archaeological expedition of the State Hermitage Museum. They know that there will be unexpected discoveries, and essential skills field work. Tamara A. Zheglov, head of the club which, in the opinion of the guys, segasega to find a common language, knows the secret passion of their students in scientific expeditions. Very often they are headed by graduates of the young archaeologists Club. Continue reading
A group of American archaeologists found at the bottom of the Caribbean off the North coast of Haiti the wreckage, presumably of the ship “Santa Maria”, which Christopher Columbus discovered America.
“All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence give good reason to assume that this is the wreckage of the flagship Columbus – “Santa Maria,” said the head of the group, an American researcher Barry Clifford (Clifford Barry).
Such conclusions the group of archaeologists made after a recent expedition to the Caribbean, which was held in conjunction with the government of Haiti. Scientists using divers, magnetometers and sonar equipment thoroughly inspected the bottom.
See also Israeli archaeologists have discovered the ruins of the Palace of the biblical king David In 2003, the same group of researchers conducted a Photographic study of the area. In addition, Clifford has studied more than 400 sea anomaly and the diary of Columbus, which enabled to determine an approximate location of the wreckage and significantly narrow the search area. Scientists also sopostavlenie the ship’s appearance, in particular, guns on Board, with Photos. Continue reading