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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 to news Agency Xinhua.

The archaeological site of Sanxingdui is a place of careful work of archaeologists has been for at least three decades, but the finding of similar values are able to detect extremely rare — the last one of gold was found here in 1990-ies.

“The product was found, the approximate age of 3 thousand years, indicate the high social status living here once people. Gold and jade attest to the prosperity of the settlements here,” says lei Yu, an archeologist from Sichuan Institute.

Yu adds that the portions of the ancient walls, was found here earlier, could apply to two small towns.

The area is known Sanxingdui finds a variety of objects of antiquity from the beginning of the twentieth century, however, full excavations began in 1986, after the discovery of working pits for sacrifice. Continue reading

An incredible discovery archaeologists

A teenage girl 14-15 years old, which sacrificed about 500 years ago, all ages past have lain in the ice on top of thousander, which contributed to a great sound. Next to her frozen bodies of two more young victims: seven year old boy and six girls. It was found three mummies, which, in contrast to the embalmed Egyptian “colleagues”, suffered PublishAmerica. The body of a seven year old boy also studied, but to explore the remains of six girls scientists have not yet solved. Probably, it once struck by lightning, which may affect the accuracy of the research results. Instead of traditional DNA testing, scientists have studied proteins in tissues and found that in apparently healthy girl had a bacterial lung infection resembling tuberculosis. The first infection was detected in mummies.

Most likely, the three children were sacrificed, as evidenced by being near them artifacts of gold, silver, clothes, bowls with food and extravagant headdress of white feathers of unknown birds. Historians suggest that the children were selected by the Incas for their beauty (in addition, children were considered more pure beings than adults) and sacrificed. Inca is not often brought children into the victim.

B previous studies: before sacrificed, throughout the year, children were fed “elite” foods — maize and dried llama meat, though before that they ate only peasant food, consisting of potatoes and vegetables. Scientists have also concluded that preparing for the sacrifice of children, in particular, 15-year-old girl who regularly given drugs and alcohol to be more submissive. Continue reading

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 son of Leakey, Jonathan, the calcaneus, the clavicle and a fragment of the skull of a boy of 11-12 years. Excavations revealed the all-new bones of his skeleton. Leakey called the new creature presentantion (i.e. the ancestor of Zinjanthropus). His remains were found in a deeper layer than India. He is at least several hundred thousand years of ancient India. Expert anatomists, examining the bones prezyndzhantropa said: he’s not an ancestor, but rather a descendant. Indeed, vertebra, phalanges, fragments of a skull, leg bone – it was substantially more developed than Zinj. He had no crest on the skull. The preserved jaw with 13 teeth were more like human than India. Zinjanthropus volume of the skull was 520 cm 3. and presence – 680 cm 3. It was not clear: pressing was ancient India, and by building closer to us.

Pressing was someone killed. In his skull with a gaping big hole. Found 5 phalanges of the foot, bones of the left foot, the heel and the ankle bone. It was clear that presing walked on straight legs, like a man. But the most interesting hand. Despite the massiveness and a certain curved fingers, it was more like a human than a monkey’s hand. The experts,having studied the bones of presence, came to the conclusion that the owner could use the weapon! So he made the Oldowan tools, and not Zinj? Apparently, Yes. Leakey, Tobias and Naur decided to give it a new name.. in lat. Homo habilis. Continue reading

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