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In the Imereti lowland Sochi began excavations of ancient settlements

Archaeological excavations are held in the Imeretinskaya lowland near the Olympic construction sites, and are included in the draft Protection of Imereti lowland. In the course of this year planned excavations of the settlements of the early iron age Fun 1, Fun 2, Southern cultures 1 and the early Christian Church.

All these monuments are used for construction. In order to avoid their destruction during construction work on these facilities in accordance with applicable law necessary to conduct archaeological excavations that will allow us to explore these monuments, receive from them all possible scientific data and thus help to keep this important information about the distant past as part of the common cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia. – said the Agency interlocutor.

The interlocutor emphasized that the excavations have prompted the construction of Olympic facilities for the 2020 competition. Until that time the territory of the Imereti lowland to the archaeological community was considered unpromising.

On the territory of Sochi is the first large-scale excavations of the monuments of this time. Them (the excavations) were conducted. In fact, this area in the archaeological value izuchennosti poorly. – said the head of the Sochi group of the Institute of archaeology RAS novel in Passing.

According to the archaeologist, exploration of the Imereti lowland was carried out over two years. During these years we have identified 12 archaeological sites. It was considered that the Imeretinskaya lowland is not very promising from the point of view of archaeology, but studies have shown that people settled here long ago, because it was a tidbit – here was the sea, and fresh water, and pastures. said in Passing. Continue reading

An international expedition discovered new archaeological finds in the cave

International expedition involved in the excavation of grotto Obi-Rahmat in the mountains of the Tashkent region, where in 2003 he was made a sensational discovery of a Neanderthal skull with signs of modern man, in the summer season of this year found new evidence of development in the valley of the river Paltau unique culture of the transitional type.

– On the site of the former excavations we were able to detect nine new fragments of the frontal part of the skull of the ancient man, which may allow a complete reconstruction of his appearance, and to make a final judgment about amirahmadi mystery of Neanderthal man belonging to a previously unknown anthropological type, – reported IAthe head of expedition, the senior scientific employee of Institute of archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian branch of the Academy of Sciences of Russia Andrei Krivoshapkin.

OBI-RAKHMAT PERSON COULD BE A CANNIBAL?

As already reported IA the uniqueness of the finds in the cave of Obi-Rahmat in that they shed light on the unusual culture of mixed type, showing the evolution of our ancestors, contrary to the theory of the “revolution of the upper Paleolithic”. Ancient man, the first remains of which were found in 2003 in the valley of the river Paltau, combines the features of a Neanderthal, which is considered a dead-end, and person of sovremennogo and tools that he used to demonstrate the gradual formation of the “technologies” of the stone age. In the summer of 2006 were found and bone artifacts from the fangs of a boar – evidence of the early circulation of a person with a different material, except stone.

New finds of Russian archaeologists confirmed the sensationalism of the research and the significance of the monument Obi-Rahmat to the world in the human Sciences. However, they added and mysteries.

– In August of this year, I skull fragments, we found the limb bones with the epiphyses of the cleaved, indicating the extraction of marrow. If the result of the anthropological analysis revealed that these bones really belong to the man, not animals, which he ate, you can assume that we are talking about cannibalism, which, in General, met in the Paleolithic, – says Andrey Krivoshapkin, stressing that it is only unsubstantiated conjecture. Continue reading

In Kabardino-Balkaria “black archeologists” stolen unique necropolis

In Kabardino-Balkaria near the village Zaykova found a unique Cimmerian necropolis. Local historians Maria and Victor Kotlyarov, who discovered the ancient burial ground report that the disposal is subjected to barbarous plunder.

“An area of about four hundred square meters excavated. The earth mixed with human bones. Around hundreds of items recovered from the graves: copper, covered with green patina, buttons, pins, bracelets, remains of helmets, iron, corroded lugs peak, a variety of vessels – cups, jugs, bowls, damaged during the excavation”, – told the “Caucasian knot” ethnographer Viktor Kotlyarov.

These items are of great value to science, however, not touched by the vandals, as partially damaged during excavation. Now consumer demand for the artifacts fell as “black” archaeological market at the same time thrown a huge amount of rare finds, says local historian.

“The burial ground could shed light on the history not only of Cimmerian but also the whole Caucasus. After all, everything else, is tiered cemetery: burials continued here for many centuries – in the bottom row buried by the Cimmerians, then Scythians, then drugmetformin,” says Kotlyar.

Looted next to the necropolis is another, still untouched, therefore, the authorities of Kabardino-Balkaria should take urgent measures to save it for science, I’m sure the ethnographer.

Meanwhile, what is this necropolis belongs to the Cimmerian period in ancient history indicate typical findings. For example the helmets, which fully correspond to those, which are depicted in these nomadic conquerors on Etruscan vases, the researchers note. They already called the find in the mountains of Kabardino-Balkaria sensation.

“The scientific study of graves found in the Baksan gorge, becomes a sensation in archeology, as this necropolis is, without doubt, the global importance,” – said the correspondent of “Caucasian knot” known in Kabardino-Balkaria scholar and historian Valery Batchaev. Continue reading

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