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The most important archaeological discoveries of this year

We present to Your attention the most important and significant archaeological discoveries of 2007, according to the American Institute of archaeology (Archaeological Institute of America). In 2007 the world was made many archaeological discoveries, the most important of them is also included and archaeological discoveries in the Americas, including :

New Dating sites Clovis

The new data of radiocarbon analysis remain contradictory regarding the settling of the Americas. The debates on this subject do not cease in 2007. Clarifying amendments to this event invited researchers of ancient sites Clovis. These sites of ancient Americans, most represented in archaeological material and constitutes a fertile field for archaeological activity. Parking Clovis testified that the first immigrants of the New world were hunters of large animals. Researched artifacts of the Clovis culture Michael waters, Director of the Center for the study of the first Americans and Thomas Stafford research lab Stafford in Colorado. Using modern methods and equipment (giving more accurate results than previous, less accurate methods), they clarified the Dating of the resettlement of people on americancommunity, examined more than twenty sites of ancient people of Clovis culture. All Parking spaces now date from the period commencing 13 050 years ago and ended 12 800 years ago. Most archaeologists still believe the Clovis people inhabited North America 13 300 years ago and lived at least 500 years. Continue reading

Excavations of ancient cities in Iran can change the history of modern civilization

The middle East could become the second if not the main, the cradle of modern civilization. At the meeting in Italy the conference, the archaeologists came to the conclusion that civilization was born in a very unusual place — in Iran, far from the fertile valleys of Mesopotamia.

New discoveries during excavations in the Middle East has shaken the archaeological world and has forced scholars to reconsider the history of modern civilization. Until now, archaeologists believed that modern civilization originated in Mesopotamia, within the fertile valley between the Tigris and Euphrates, giving enough resources for the development of complex society. And then, during the third Millennium BC, social structures, wealth and technologies of this society slowly spread along the coast of the Nile and later along the banks of the Indus and Ganges.

New finds of settlements can shake the traditional history of the ancient world to its very foundations, reports of archaeological Science conference in Ravenna, Italy. “Archaeologists do not allow the possibility of the existence at an early stage of development of a society of such large settlements at a distance from major rivers flowing into the ocean. Earlier nobody knew about these cities,” — said the journalist of the Science Andrulonis, who described the findings of scientists in the third the August issue of the magazine. Continue reading

The legendary Troy, or Ilion

Trojan horse — a symbol of Troy (located at the entrance to the territory of the National historical Park of Troy)

Troy — perhaps in the world, few of those who have not heard the name of this legendary city at least once in their life, who has not heard of the famous Trojan horse . which dramatically changed the course of the Trojan war . Starting from the “Iliad” of Homer . describing the fifty-one day of the last year of the Trojan war . about Troy said and written a lot. Troy was always interested and continues to interest a variety of scholars: archaeologists, historians, writers and local historians. But did You know that Troy is in Turkey ?

Where is Troy (Ilion)? Troy on a map of Turkey

The Location Of Troy

Troy on a map of Turkey

“Troy” and “Ilium” are two different names of one and the same powerful city in Asia Minor, at the entrance from the Aegean sea to the Dardanelles (Hellespont) . The city was located on the ancient Maritime trade route, which connected the Aegean sea with the Marmara and Black seas. Troy occupied a dominant position over the Strait and this allowed the city to become a key center of trade between East and West in the bronze age. Continue reading

An artifact that changes color
The Lycurgus Cup is the only preserved from the ancient times of diatreta — a product made in the shape of a bell with double glass walls, covered with a…

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Reconstruction the General form of the first humans
Homo habilis (Homo habilis) - for the first time the remains of this ancient human found in Olduvai Faces the 29-year excavation. It was just the teeth. In 1965, the…

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Lao skull: the oldest remains of modern humans in Southeast Asia
Discovered in a cave in Annam mountains in Northern Laos; the skull is the oldest fossil belonging to the person of modern type found in South-East Asia, the researchers report…

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