PSU named after S. Toraigyrov was visited by a group of foreign scientists from UK, Germany and Denmark engaged in natural science research, anthropological and paleontological materials received by archaeologists of the University.
Among them, paleozoology Alan Outram of the University of Exeter, genetics Angela Perry of the max Planck Institute and the Danish researcher Peter Damgaard the University of Copenhagen.
Danish researcher Peter Damgaard has been looking for evidence of the “Kurgan hypothesis”, which links the origin of European peoples from the steppe tribes of Chalcolithic and bronze age in this connection has been the first visit in Pavlodar in February of this year. The first results of genetic studies of the ancient population of the region and other regions of Kazakhstan forced him again to come for more material for his studies, which were received by the staff of the archaeological research center. A. H. Margulan of PSU named after S. Toraigyrov. His research covers not only the problem of the origin of Indo-Europeans, but also other ancient peoples, including Turks. Continue reading
The equipment for light detection and range finding will give archaeologists the ability to literally “see” under thick cover of jungle in places like Honduras and Belize. With his help they will be able to determine the location of settlements, the existence of which we were not even aware.
2. The discovery of burial sites of Genghis Khan or Alexander the Great.
Using images from satellites and ground penetrating radar, archaeologists will be able to find the tomb of Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great. It’s only a matter of time, because the more stations they can test, the greater the likelihood that they will be able to make the opening.
3. The entrance to the mausoleum of the first Emperor of China.
Archaeologists know where the burial of Qin Shi Huang, but for over 2 thousand years they were afraid to enter his mausoleum, because the damage was too great. Modern equipment can help us learn more about the internal structure of the mausoleum, and over time, archaeologists will be able to send tiny robots that will collect all the necessary information without damaging the tomb.
4. The clue of the mysterious language of the ancient Minoans.
The Minoan civilization was discovered over a hundred years ago, but to decipher their language has failed. But now, when the disposal of the scientists is the supercomputer IBM Watson and similar equipment, anything is possible. Continue reading
The end of last week brought a sensation in the Volgograd region: in the village Wet Olkhovka Kotovsky district discovered dinosaur eggs.
Discovery is really amazing. In a small area, in shallow gullies, after the collapse of soil during floods, it seemed to light 15 fossils the shape of an egg. They have a diameter of 1-1,2 meters. True, some of them not so similar to “eggs” — one fossil has the form of dumbbells, in which two balls connected by a crosspiece. Unfortunately, it is almost completely placed in the ground, so to consider it thoroughly is not possible.
— Specialist from Moscow, arrived at the scene of the discovery, suggested that this dinosaur eggs, said local boys and boasted . — They cost 500 thousand rubles.
This conclusion has sparked skepticism among scientists. The fact that the largest found a dinosaur egg does not exceed 30 cm in length. The kid hatching from it, too, was small — he had to grow very quickly to reach the size of an adult specimen.
— It seems to me that these fossils are not similar to the eggs of ancient reptiles — Leonid doubts Smelov . — On the territory of the Volgograd region was lapping a warm prehistoric sea, so there are more likely to find the remains of marine reptiles, like ichthyosaurs.Such remains, in particular, found Alexander Yarkov — member of the paleontological society at the Russian Academy of Sciences, the teacher of the Volga humanitarian Institute. He put forward the theory that the fossils in Wet Olhovka, it is likely the lime formation. Although it would probably not limestone, but something like iron ore. Continue reading