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South America

It turned out that the inhabitants of Easter island did not conduct the war as previously believed, Archaeologists of the University Binghamton studied the obsidian spears of the mysterious civilization of Easter island and concluded that it was unlikely to have disappeared as a result of military conflict, according to Antiquity. “Almost any thing can be used as a spear, and almost any object can become a murder weapon. But when you are at war, your weapon must meet certain. Read more ”

To the 70-ies of XX century it was believed that the earliest people in America were the bearers of the Clovis culture. It was about 13.5–9 thousand years ago and stood out a special type of tips – well crafted and balanced. But in the 1970s, archaeologist Tom Dillehay (Tom Dillehay) opened in the Parking lot of Monte Verde in Chile, the remains of dwellings, hearths, footprints of people and the artifacts that were dated to the period about 14.5 thousand years ago. Then the archaeologist had for a long time. Read more ”

The status of a significant portion of geoglyphs located in the Peruvian desert of Nazca, raises concerns, reports the newspaper “universal”. According to Peruvian archeologists, serious damage to the ancient figures and geometric figures are trucks that drive around the valley, despite the existing ban. Power strangelet is not sufficient for the preservation of unique objects created by an ancient civilization. Read more ”

On Earth there is not a small number of ancient archaeological artifacts that testify to the fact that the history of life on our planet may be not the same as what we imagine. Before you 6 the most notable findings, which are still not solved. Giant stone balls of Costa Rica’s Mysterious stone formations perfectly round shapes are intriguing not only for its view, but by its obscure origin. For the first time. Read more ” Continue reading

In Nagorno Karabakh the archaeological Museum is open

In Nagorno-Karabakh on may 30 with support from the government was the opening of the archaeological Museum. The Museum was founded in the XVIII century fortress, which is located near the ancient city of Tigranakert (North-East of Askeran region of Nagorno Karabakh).

Specific localization of the ancient Tigranakert, founded in Artsakh Armenian king Tigran II the Great (95-55 BC), was refined in the summer of 2005. In the same year, archaeological excavations began. produced primarily by specialists from Armenia. In the excavations, financed by the government of Nagorno-Karabakh. took part scientists of Institute of archeology of the Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Engineering University and State Museum of Armenian history.

The outdoor Museum is illustrated the course of archaeological excavations, and in three halls of the Museum houses various artifacts discovered by the archaeological expedition of the Academy of Sciences of Armenia in the course of excavations. Also presents objects of material culture, starting with the V century BC to the XVII century.

The territory of the ancient city of Tigranakert, which covers about five thousand acres, last year was granted a national Park status. In Nagorno-Karabakh are going to turn this ancient city into a place of pilgrimage for Armenians from all over the world.

According to the head of the Department of tourism under the government of the Nagorno Karabakh Sergey Shahverdyan . in addition to the Tigranakert, the reserve also includes the historic environment of the city. “This environment is very rich in historical monuments and testimonies. And the creation of the Museum of Tigranakert is the basis for the reserve came to life”, – said Sergey Shahverdyan. Continue reading

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

This discovery pushes the migration of the population in Africa by as much as 20 000 years and indicates that ancient Wanderers out of Africa left the coast and inhabited areas with unusual environments much earlier than historians thought.

The scientists who found the skull in 2009, were the first who discovered the remains of ancient man in a very long time on the territory of modern Laos – since the early 1900s when in one of the caves of the mountains of Annam were found skulls and skeletons of several modern man. Those fossils were about 16,000 years old, i.e. they are considerably younger than the newly found skull which is estimated to be about 46 000 – 63 000 years.

“This is a particularly ancient fossil of the modern human form, but paradoxically, this man is too evolved for that area, says an anthropologist from the University of Illinois Laura Shakelford, which oversaw the study in conjunction with anthropologist Fabrice Demateis National Museum of natural history in Paris, in an interview for sciencedaily – In China and in Southeast Asia were found other remains of man of modern type, which may be of the same length of time that a new find, but they are either badly dated, or not fully manifest features of man of modern type. Eyes the skull is very well dated and definitely belongs to the same species that we are.”

Was found only the skull and a single artifact. This suggests that the cave was not a dwelling or the place of his burial, said Shackelford. It is more likely that the person died outside and the body was in the cave much later.

This finding indicates that early modern human migrants not just followed along the coast to the South, to the Islands of Southeast Asia and Australia, as believed by some researchers, but also traveled North into other types of terrain, says Shackelford. Continue reading

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