On a dig in Ecuador, archaeologists have found traces of cultures older than 5.5 thousand years. The work was carried out on the territory of the historical monument Rial Alta expedition, which included scientists from academic institutes in Moscow and Novosibirsk and the far Eastern Federal University (FEFU).
According to the press service of the far Eastern Federal University, scientists have discovered traces of one of the most ancient South American cultures “Valdivia” — age of 5.5 to 4 thousand years and even earlier cultures of South America from the period of “San Pedro”.
Scientists have found many artifacts, among them the remains of pottery and tools, shells of shellfish and animal bones and clay figurines, which, presumably, represented the spirits of ancestors and sahraniville together with the deceased. Managed to find two burials, which suggests that the scientists stumbled upon an ancient burial ground.
In the study, the researchers aim to establish a link between the ways of human adaptation to environmental changes in different parts of the globe, namely on the coast of South America and in Primorye. “We see that approximately at the same time people invented pottery, although in the far East it was used for a comprehensive ekspluatatsionnika resources, and in South America — largely for the cultivation of maize (corn)”, — said the Director of Educational-scientific Museum of FEFU Alexander Popov. Continue reading
According to law, construction work was suspended and the study of the territory began archaeologists. In the study area they have identified and studied the graves of the early middle ages, finding gold jewelry.
TBILISI, Aug 4 – news-Georgia . Unique archaeological finds were discovered on Pikris mountain in the town of Mtskheta (ancient capital of Georgia, located near Tbilisi) during construction works on private land on the territory of old graves, according to the Ministry of culture and monument protection of Georgia on Monday 4 August.
According to law, construction work was suspended and the study of the territory began, the archaeologists who work on the mountain Picris from late July – when a grave was discovered. In the study area they have identified and studied the graves of the early middle ages, among them five types of burial grounds, – stated in the message.
“In the places of burials were found Golden rings, hooks for clothes and a gold coin of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine VIII (1025-1028.), which confirms that the residents of Mtskheta were buried in the burial grounds of the mountain Picris not only in IV-VI, but in the middle ages”, it oficialnaya office.
In addition to coins and gold jewelry, were also found other items – buckles, brooches, vessels for storage of spices, and made of different materials rings and beads. Continue reading
The method of disposal men could indicate that he was a man with a different sexual orientation or a transvestite.
Scientists have found the remains of ancient man, which can belong to one of the first representatives of non-traditional sexual orientation, writes the Daily mail.
Such thoughts prompted scientists unusual for men of the stone age method of burial. Excavations were conducted in the Czech Republic and date back to the age of about 5 thousand years.
The skeleton of a man who lived in the late stone age refers to the period between 2900 and 2500 years BC, the Experts note that during this period men were traditionally buried on their right side head towards the West, women, on the contrary – on the left side, facing East.
Besides men, as a rule, were buried with weapons and hammers, and with a certain amount of food and water needed during the transition to the other world. In the grave of women usually put necklaces, Pets, copper earrings, and various household utensils.
In this case, the person was buried in an uncharacteristic left side, facing West face. Experts also alarming and the fact that the remains were found suicidecommando home pitchers, but not a weapon. However, archaeologists did not think it could be a mistake, given the importance, inherent in the burial at that period. In addition, the legs of the skeleton were found typical for female graves with oval jugs. Continue reading