Eighteen years it took scientists to finally uncover the mystery kanavinskogo person. Its partial skeleton was discovered by two teenagers in 1996 on the banks of the Columbia river (Columbia River) in Eastern Washington state. These remains tells us about the early history of the settlement of ancient people on the North American continent, thus forming the view of scientists about this process.
Says Dag Ously (Doug Owsley), an anthropologist from the Smithsonian Museum of natural history (Smithsonian Museum of Natural History), the bones of prehistoric man gave anthropologists an idea of what he ate and drank, what is his lifestyle, where he led their family. Moreover, researchers do know that he definitely was a nomad, gatherer, who has done a long way, before he passed away.
After analyzing his diet based on the meat of seals and other marine fauna, which, probably, have shaped its appearance, skull structure and body type, the researchers came to the conclusion that it could come from Polynesia on the raft or crafted from a thick tree trunk boat along the coast of the Japanese Islands, Eastern Siberia, Alaska, British Columbia and finally arrived to the shores of modern Washington. Continue reading
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
The settlement of the 16th century, discovered on the North shore of Ontario, in his days was a major economic and cultural center. This conclusion was made by canadian researchers after nine years of study of this archaeological monument.
Ron Williams of the University of Toronto said that this settlement of Indians was in those days the largest. The archaeologists who first saw excavated a site with your own eyes, surprised by his size.
Mantle the settlement settlement is one of the Indian tribes – the Hurons. Archaeologists have discovered this monument in 2003 on the territory of Whitchurch-Stouffville near Toronto. The city is surrounded by a triple palisade. It formed in various areas and includes many so-called archeologists “long houses” — long, narrow houses with single room.
These homes were built from the most durable wood of cedar and maple. The average width of these structures was 6 m and their length varied in the range of 12-49 m Roof, height of 6 m, was covered with elm bark or cedar. In total, the archaeologists found 98 buildings, but at the peak of development of the settlement it was no more than 55 homes. This is because of the buildings was based on an older demolished structures. On discovered in the ancient settlement of ostankova wood scientists concluded that the Indians used an effective fire suppression system that allowed timely eliminate fire hazards.
In the times of prosperity of this settlement there were approximately 1500-1800 people. Scientists estimate that the city needed a 7 thousand deer skins annually. Hunting grounds, stretching for 40 km around the settlement, in full measure met the demand. Continue reading