Archaeologists have discovered the tomb of Sui dynasty Emperor Yang-di
Recently, a group of respected Chinese archaeologists came to the conclusion that discovered in the spring of this year in the city of Yangzhou (Jiangsu province) is the ancient burial…

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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…

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Current archaeology

The development of archaeology involves not only the study of fundamental problems of the origin, prosperity and decline of ancient cultures by excavation of archaeological sites and interpret the artifacts resulting from field research, but also the preservation and further development of the existing traditions of scientific schools, which are only possible while maintaining scientific continuity of generations. That is why the training of young specialists should become one of priority directions of modern archaeologists. This training involves not only listening to lectures in University classrooms or the passage of field practice in archaeological expeditions, but also the development of young researchers, students, and graduate students, discussion problems of archaeology. The results of their research, the authors usually give publicity to the conferences.

In the second half of the last century, one of scientific forums, where young professionals were provided the results of their first survey, where they put forward new and sometimes highly controversial, the hypothesis became all-Union archeological student conference, in which he actively participated and students from Continue reading

The archaeologists found about 900 artifacts of medieval Moscow in XVII century wooden bridge in Zaryadye

Wooden pavement of the seventeenth century, which marks the route known from historic plans curve lane found during archaeological excavations in the Eastern part of Zaryadye, where the site of the demolished hotel “Russia” Park is under construction. About it has informed journalists the General Director of LLC “Capital archaeological Bureau” Konstantin Voronin.

According to him, on the pavement, archaeologists found about 900 artifacts which attest the trade and the everyday life of the medieval Moscow.

“The development of this place started in the XVI century and so most of the findings related to the XVI century, but mainly from the XVII century. All in all we have about 900 pieces. This extraordinary cultural richness of the remnants of the layers of Zaryadye. We get about 10 individual finds on 1 sq m of excavation. That’s a lot,” said K. Voronin.

In particular, on the pavement have found a Swedish coin, fragments of the score and wrote – these findings say about active trading in the area, including foreign countries. In addition, in the area of the curve lane was found a fragment of metal chain mail, which, according to experts, suggests that they were inhabited by professional soldiers and wealthy people. Continue reading

How are archaeological excavations

Unearth — so as to raise the entire thickness of the earth, which for centuries and millennia were deposited by winds, torrents of water have been compounded by the remains of rotting plants, to lift so as not to disturb all that was left, lost or abandoned in times long past. The layer of earth over the remains of the abandoned settlements and other traces of human life are growing and now annually and daily. According to experts, every year up in the air, and then deposited 5 million cubic kilometers of rock. Water dilute and carry from place to place more soil.

“Archaeology is the science of the spade”, — stated in older textbooks. It is not entirely accurate. Unearth has not only a shovel but also with a knife medical scalpel and even a watercolor brush. Before starting the excavations, the surface of the monument to break by means of pegs into equal squares of size 1 (1x 1) or 4 (2 x 2) m2. Each peg is numbered and applied to the plan. This is called the grid. The mesh helps to record findings on the plans and drawings. During excavation all work is carried out manually. To mechanize this difficult, delicate and responsible task as yet impossible. Only the mechanized removal of earth from the excavation. Very often multilayer monuments— usually the places in which humans settled repeatedly.

In Sredniaia and the middle East, where they built mud-brick mud-brick houses, layered on each other the ruins of ancient cities formed hills with a height of several tens of meters — telly. To understand this multi-layered monument is difficult. But even more difficult to stratify those ancient settlements, where the houses were built of wood. From these settlements remains only a thin layer of decayed wood residue, ash, embers, and not fully decayed organic residues. This layer of dark color is visible in the crumbling wall of a ravine or at the edge of the eroded river Bank. In archaeology this layer is called cultural layer, Continue reading

In Latin America, archaeologists have discovered ancient pottery
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…

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS PSU TOGETHER WITH FOREIGN SCIENTISTS LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE OF THE "KURGAN HYPOTHESIS"
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…

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