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
Rich land of Cherkasy region the mysteries of centuries that hides in the depths of their lands. Especially those that date from 4-6 millennia BC. Cell Trypillya settlements, which are a unique phenomenon of the era, not so long ago were opened in the Talne district, Cherkasy region, has already caused a considerable resonance among the scientific community.
September 10, staff of Uman national University of horticulture visited the excavations at the largest settlements of Trypillya culture in S. Talanki, which is one of structural divisions of the University – Malenkovskaya agrotechnical College. From the words of the archaeologists who work here, students and staff of the mentioned College are actively involved not only in the organization of the excavation, but also promote the holding of international conferences and symposiums on archaeology.
On the excavations of Trypillian settlements near S. Talanki dealt with by the Institute of archaeology of NAS of Ukraine, working archaeologists of Germany (in addition to excavations, doing Geophysics and valeology), and also involved students from the cities of Kiev, Vinnitsa and Uman. For young researchers it is not just manufacturing practices, and above all a unique opportunity to touch rare, filled with the memory of centuries of things that were before time hidden from the human eye layers of the soil.
With slivnik project on the study of settlements-the giants of Tripoli culture, scientific Secretary of the Institute of archaeology of NAS of Ukraine, candidate of historical Sciences Alexey Corwin-Piotrowski, thanks to geophysical survey in sec. Talianki was found the largest Trypillian settlement in Europe. Its age reaches 5.5 thousand years in ancient times, and the number of residents numbered around 14 thousand people. Continue reading
How in the world an unidentified and interesting. I not long ago, for example, wrote about the giants.
Actually man is not often able to penetrate into the depths of the earth’s mysteries. Occasionally people get a chance like this, including forbidden archeology allows you to learn a lot. For Example, Hyperborea.
So what happened on the mountain of the Stavropol land in 2011 on 17 August. Scientists have found it an amazing phenomenon that, even after a century, humanity can hardly be called ordinary. “Man-RAM”- bones that, once buried here, in the trunk and extremities resembled a lamb, but his skull was human, and from there is not particularly abstruse name. Who knows whether God is a creature, or unusual worship of believers of the past centuries…
Real archaeological discovery made in 2011 – “Man-RAM”.
Sergey Savenko – the worker of Museum of local lore in the city of Pyatigorsk, said: “It’s not even the first time that such has happened before, for example, on the lands of the Crimea have found the body is buried. His body had no signs of interference, but the limbs were cut off, and instead fastened the bones of the goat” .Many people asked – so what is this anyway? The body was unified with the head from birth, or later human activity? Head of Otdelenia in the Stavropol Museum Anna Shvyreva concluded that the head before his death, belonged to the guy about 25 years. Continue reading