Archaeology: new finds and discoveries
Kurgan Sarmatians from the I century BC with the burial and expensive utensils found near Rostov-on-don, in Moscow, found a treasure of copper coins of the mid-seventeenth century. In Bashkiria excavated funerary complex, whose age is 2.5 thousand years. This is just a partial list of recent finds of Russian archaeologists – their unique gift for the professional holiday – the Day of the archaeologist, celebrated on 15 August.
Russian archaeology as a science begins in the middle of the XIX century, when count Uvarov conducted the first excavations in the South of Russia. In Soviet times, Russian archaeology has occupied a worthy place in the world, having a serious scientific school and outstanding scientists. Modern Russian scientists continue the traditions established by their teachers half a century ago.
The worst time for archaeology can be considered “missed the 1990s”, said in an interview with overanalize.the Russian Federation chief editor of “Elbrus”, member of the Board of the writers ‘ Union of Kabardino-Balkaria, the authorized representative of the President of Russia Viktor Kotlyarov. “Then archeology in General almost nobody did. Many of the monuments came in horrible condition, with us in Kabardino-Balkaria – says Victor Kotlyarov. – But now I have hope to face the future with optimism. We began to pay attention to the lore, part of which is essentially archaeology. Let’s hope that our local history organizations will be widelyaccidently… the Lore is a synonym of Kralupy. And this attitude to their Homeland, which then develops to the Motherland”.
Archaeology is “absolutely a special place” in his life, the Director of the Museum-reserve “Kulikovo field”, a Trustee of Russian President Vladimir Gritsenko. “It is an archaeological expedition, in which I participated, as a schoolboy, determined, it is possible to tell, all of my life,” he said in an interview with overanalize.of the Russian Federation.
Gritsenko also spoke about the archaeological work being carried out on the Kulikovo field. “You can safely answer those who doubt the historicity of the events described in the Chronicles that more than 200 items directly related to the battle of 1380, found: arrowheads, spears, harnesses, coins and so on. That is all that could remain after the battle. And every year we find new artifacts,” – says Gritsenko.
According to Hrytsenko, for archaeologists working on the Kulikovo field, the history of ancient settlements that existed before the battle of Kulikovo and the Tatar-Mongol invasion of Russia. “We have absolutely not known for any of the written sources of history, – said Gritsenko. When we unearthed the ancient settlement, we learn that the Russians have mastered these places before the twelfth century. But the events of the invasion of Batu, on the one hand, bypassed directly to the territory of the Upper don, but nonetheless affected in a catastrophic way in the development of this region after the mid-thirteenth people from these areas go, and only in the XIV century they come back here.”