Amazing discovery made by European paleontologists in South America. On the territory of Uruguay they found slonomysh – the unusual remains of an ancient rodent, which weighed about a ton and used his front teeth in about the same manner as elephants, according to a paper published in the Journal of Anatomy.
“We came to the conclusion that this animal used not only the incisors for biting and cutting food, but also for digging the soil and protection from predators. This is very similar to how elephants use their tusks,” says one of the authors of the opening, Philip Cox (Philip Cox) from the University of York (UK).
As noted by Cox and his colleagues, the remains of the ancient loomisi were discovered in 2008, Uruguayan paleontologists, however, until recently, no one gave importance, RIA Novosti reports .
When British scientists saw these fossils, they were drawn to the unusually large size of the animal, its powerful jaws and teeth. The authors took the skull to his laboratory and attempted to estimate the bite force of an ancient rodent, calculated his age and tried to evaluate the environmental niche in which he lived.
According to the calculations of paleontologists, this mammal, named Josephoartigasia monesi, was the champion Itin several categories.
First, it is the largest rodent in the history of the Earth — it weighs almost a thousand pounds, and its dimensions are this slonomysh resembled that of a Buffalo or other large hoofed animal. Continue reading
Archaeologists from the USA will conduct excavations in the Transbaikal, in order to understand how the Siberians settled in America
Archaeologists at the University of Washington led by Professor Ian Busicom will conduct excavations in the South-West TRANS-Baikal region. Experts hope to learn the basic steps of prehistoric people in the development of Asia and their transition from Siberia to North America. This was reported by the journalist. TASS doctor of historical Sciences, head Chikoisky TRANS-Baikal archaeological expedition of the state University Mihail Konstantinov
“Lasting interest of the Americans to the archaeological monuments of the Baikal region connected with the history of their native continent and its colonization by ancient people who, according to accepted theory, came to the New world from Siberia through Beringia – the area linking North-East Asia and North America. The route of these “immigrants” is set, but the age and stages of their “journey” need to be studied,” – said Konstantinov.
A group of seven representatives of the University of Washington will arrive in Chita on 30 June and the next day will go to the excavations of the archaeological site of Ust-Menza in Krasnochikoysky the edge of the area, will run for three weeks. A common theme of their research, according to the scientist, devoted to initial development of man, Asia and America, to study their environment and material culture.
In the excavations of the Ust-Menza will join the Russian researchers. “This complex consists of 17 monuments, the oldest of which is about 100 thousand years. And we have reason to believe that the Ust-Menza is the other, not izuchennosti. The study we are going to do,” said the head of the expedition. Continue reading
Professionals from the Novosibirsk Institute of archaeology and Ethnography during excavations in Ecuador have discovered the oldest ceramics in South America. Fragments of dishes and household items are among the most ancient of all artifacts of this type found in Latin America.
Excavations were conducted in the desert of the Peninsula of Santa Elena, 1.5 km from the ocean.
“If someone thinks that it looks like the wet tropics, they’re wrong.”
“For the first time we managed to consolidate the transition, which is particularly important for archaeologists, layer over layer, the transition from a culture of “beskaragaiskiy” culture of ceramic”. The first confirmation of this were found in Novosibirsk in 2014-m to year.
Turkey relies on the stabilization of relations with Russia after the incident with su Ankara and Damascus claim to be a small spike jutting out into the territory of Syria, who, may be. and began to fly Russian aircraft.
Kotokafe in St. Petersburg’s “cats Republic” carried out the action on distribution of cats In the city is a monthly exhibition and adoption of cats and dogs shelters “Second chance” and whiskered residents of the Hermitage. Since 1764 the duties of the animal entered the protection of the Royal picture galleries from rats. Continue reading