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Archaeology in America

And here is how with the help of archaeology attracts tourists abroad :

The government of Pompeii Italian and Spanish Tarragona already made a program to attract tourists to the archaeological site. The largest of the American Institute of archaeology, leading excavations in 250 locations around the world, have created their own travel Agency. It offers to explore traditional culture of West Africa, passing on the boat on the river in Mali along the coast of Senegal and the Gambia; dear Odysseus to sail or drive the ancient Silk road through Central Asia; Biblical archaeological society, engaged in the excavation of Christian shrines, the program was opened by Travel & Study. Steven Feldman, Director of educational programs of the Bible society, said “Friday”: “We want to talk about the historical event clearly and exciting. To do this, first, to get there, where it happened, and secondly, to attract as guides scientists involved in the study of this historical period. Five-star hotels, private planes and yachts are included.”

As a rule, throughout the trip the group is accompanied by a professional archaeologist. For example, the ruins of Troy turistipercaso of the Institute of archaeology and bringing in teachers from Harvard, and a cruise to the Greek Islands accompanied by a Professor from Columbia University, a specialist in ancient history. For seriously interested in the history of organised lectures and a list of literature for the study. For more frivolous dinners, dances, balls and meetings with local celebrities. Continue reading

Prehistoric man reveals the secrets of early inhabitants of America

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

Mysterious discoveries

On Earth, almost no white spots. But almost every year we read about sensational finds made by archaeologists. About the most mysterious of them, secrets which are yet to be disclosed, says a new German book.

Much in the book “Things that could not be” perceived ambiguously. Already Chapter titles: “Shot Neanderthal”, “Antique computer”, “Ancient aliens” and so forth, cause distrust. But quite bold in some of his conclusions, the author Reinhard Habeck (Habeck Reinhard), as a rule, adheres strictly to the facts.For example, he very carefully describes was found in the early twentieth century on the seabed close to the small Greek island of Antikythera a subject that many (and not only Habeck) called “ancient computer”.

Fragments of “ancient computer”

An astrolabe from the bottom of the sea

Model, exhibited in the German Museum in Munich, shows that it is a very complex mechanism consisting of multiple gears of different sizes linked together in different planes. Most “computer” is reminiscent of a modern astrolabe. It allows you to keep track of the solar and lunar calendars to calculate the trajectory of planets and to determine the position of the stars. This is not surprising today, but “the mechanism of Antikythera” was assembled in periodid 150-m and 100-m years BC! Continue reading

Tomb of the giants.
Traces of the giant, found by the expedition of Professor Muldashev in Syria, has led our scientists to the graves of giants. About who they protect and what you can…

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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…

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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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