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Incredible archaeological discoveries this year

Superking already recognized the most spectacular find of archaeologists in 2015. This stone monument of the Neolithic is located on the South-West of England two miles from Stonehenge. Superking 40 stone blocks, arranged in C-shaped line. Their age is estimated at 4500 years, and in some reach a height of four meters. Archaeologists have discovered Superking without excavation, by using remote sensing while working on the international project “the Invisible landscape of Stonehenge”. Now it is clear that “the landscape of Stonehenge” hides many secrets that can be revealed to us next year.

The estimated location of boulders, Superchange (computer graphics)

World’s oldest pretzel

Part of the pretzel, discovered underneath the floors of the bakery

In the center of archaeological events in 2015 was the food. In Germany under the floor of the old bakery have found a pretzel (seriously, pretzel), the age of which is estimated at 250 years. Now — attention — the most interesting part of the story: probably a Baker tried to burn the dish immediately after baking, after which vikinglotto. It helped pretzel waiting for a star hour in two and a half centuries almost intact.

A bakery in the old photo

The oldest peach stones

Continuing the theme of food. In the southwest of China archaeologist Tao su found an ancient bone fruit. The word “ancient”, we mean that the age of the finds is about 2.5 million years! Despite this, bone is well preserved and has allowed scientists to figure out that in the ancient times the fruit of the wild peach was about 5 cm in diameter. Continue reading

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

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