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Archaeological finds in the forest

At the beginning of July in the taiga happened unusual natural phenomenon. Forty kilometers from the town of Vyazma, near the river Podkhorenok, in the forest was felled a few hectares of forest, as if someone swung a huge Mace on the ground, breaking, twisting with the root of ancient trees. As explained in the far Eastern regional emergency center of Russia, only the tornado is capable of that. The wind force was so incredible, and the emergence for these latitudes siphon so strange and rare that many researchers were already going to the place of the epicenter and find out what brought about the winds of change…However, the scientist-researcher Mikhail Efimenko’s ahead of the curve. He had just returned from an expedition and hastened to the editor to share their discoveries and show the finds. Some of their artifacts he found in the garden of a local resident of the village Sheremetyevo Vyazemsky district, which he gathered in the woods and put on display for the kids.

— So far the village Sheremetyevo to historians was of interest only as one of the cultural monuments of the Neolithic period — Neolithic, — says Mikhail Efimenko. — Here on the rocks found drawings of primitive people — petroglyphs: funny horses and scenes of hunting life. But what I saw impressed me. Stones from another world, from another culture, from another time, from another civilization… Continue reading

IT from the past — how are “digital archaeologists”

Drawings of long-forgotten processors, initial codes of programs or games legendary, unknown works of art – all these rarities today quickly become costly Antiques. So, like any other Antiques, it is possible to earn.

We live in an age where information is practically unable to get lost – as once digitized, the data will always remain in electronic form. But the standards and formats change, storage media have a limited life or simply become obsolete. Together with them “obsolete” and sent to the shelves of the pearl of great data.

“Digital archaeologists” in the world so far, the unit, and as complicated as that of the seekers of antiquities. Only one ton of earth dug up, and others shuffling a lot of data. If someone bought at auction an ancient Apple I computer and digital artifacts is the demand.

“Processor Terminator”

What is lost in the vast Network; for example, the drawing processor MOS 6502 in the mid – 80s of the twentieth century he was the most popular processor in the world due to the low prices and incredibly high for the time of performance. At the time of its appearance, it was worth $25 — this is 4-5 times cheaper than competitors like the Intel 8080 and Motorola 6800. All, I mean who saw the movie “the Terminator”, will remember one of the first scenes: with a view “from eyes” of a cyborg. Running there lines of code is the MOS 6502 assembler. After the release of the processor from use of his drawings disappeared, since the MOS 6502 was created by a pencil on Whatman paper. Continue reading

Archaeological finds
In the interfluve of the don and the Dnieper, were found more than two hundred Sarmatian burials. They can be divided into several groups according to the different tribes, which…

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Impossible fossils
Scientists believe that most layers of sedimentary rocks on the Earth's surface were deposited slowly over millions of years. Most of these layers contain fossilized remains of plants and animals.…

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During excavations in China archaeologists have discovered objects of gold and jade
Chinese archaeologists, who conducted excavations in the area of known archaeological site of Sanxingdui, located in the southwest of China, Sichuan province, were found numerous gold and jade jewelry, according…

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