Scientists of Novosibirsk state University (NSU) and the Institute of archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian branch of the RAS during the archeological excavations found in Scary cave (Altai territory), the human remains relating to the period 35-50 thousand years ago.
Anthropologists believe that the discovery will help to shed light on the interaction of modern humans, the Neanderthal and Denisova on the territory of Altai.
Previously in sediments of this age are found only stone tools, analyzing them, one could only make assumptions about the companions of the cave. Found bone remains have yet to explore in the laboratory. These findings can both confirm existing theories of the origin of humans and to force scientists to adjust them.
About the first results of the expedition in the press release, NSU said Andrey Krivoshapkin, doctor of historical Sciences, head of chair of archeology and Ethnography of humanitarian faculty of NSU.
“This year has been good for archaeologists, said Krivoshapkin. — In the course of excavations in the Pleistocene layers of the cave of Terrible managed to find new anthropological materials. In the layers related to the age of 35-40 thousand years ago, was discovered a fragment of a nail phalanx of a person, below is a fragment of the skull, below the rib fragment, presumably, tangerinedream man, but it remains to be seen in laboratory tests. The last two findings may be at least 50 thousand years.” Continue reading
Illegal getters of jade mined rock in Barguzinsky and Kurumkansky district, drove there a special technique. However, all in vain, as there is simply no jade, there’s only like him mineral
Checking into the allegations of illegal mining of jade in Barguzinsky and Kurumkansky district held East-the Baikal Interdistrict nature protection office of public Prosecutor together with office of public Prosecutor of the Barguzin district, specialists of the Geological Institute of SB RAS and the Buryat branch of Federal state institution “Territorial Fund of geological information on Siberian Federal district”.
As reports a press-service of Prosecutor’s office of Buryatia, in the areas revealed facts of illegal development of mineral resources. Including used special techniques and devices. With its help, according to “black diggers” managed to find and steal the jade.
During the inspection were found and confiscated samples extracted by illegals breed. However, experts have concluded that, in all the studied samples of nephrite is missing. Rock is a tremolite – common rock-forming mineral, prismatic and not twisted-fibrous, like jade, buildings.
Thus, further confirmed the geological studies about the lack of jade in Barguzinsky and Kurumkansky districts, – noted in Prosecutor’s office of Buryatia.
Rukovodstvuyutsya the office of mineral resources made a representation to eliminate violations of the law. It shows that inaction on geological study of subsoil and placement of reserves on the state balance sheet contributes to the unauthorized, predatory exploration, extraction and unsustainable use of mineral resources. 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