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
German archaeologists was indebted to badger: the beast helped them to make a significant discovery. You can tell that the animal was the first who found the medieval Slavic burial of two princes, in which he found valuable artifacts, according to News .
The striped animal, perfectly adapted to digging underground tunnels, made a hole on site in the farm, 75 kilometres North-East of Berlin. By some coincidence, on the farm at this time had two sculptor, a great interest in archaeology – Lars Willem and Hendrik the Ring.
“We have noticed sticking out of the ground pelvic bone, definitely belonged to a man – said Ring Spiegel Online. – We were not surprised, because across the road from here in 1960-ies it was discovered the whole field of ancient graves. But we still put the camera in a badger hole and using the remote control took a few pictures”. Photos of archaeologists-lovers saw fragments of jewelry and immediately reported his find to the local authorities.
All this happened in the fall of 2012, and since then, no sign of badgers on the farm were seen – most likely, he left his hole. And this week scientists have made a discovery, made by beast, soobshenie. In the place which a badger was chosen for creating a home, we found eight ancient graves of the first half of the XII century.
Archaeologist Thomas Kersting from the Department of protection of monuments of the Federal land of Brandenburg is certain: this discovery is of great value. “First we don’t found graves like that in Brandenburg. So this is a very important discovery”, – he said.
At the feet of the skeletons, buried there, was found the bronze vessels. “This suggests that the people buried here belonged to the elite. They had bronze bowls in which they wash their hands before dinner – they knew it was supposed to do,” – said the expert. Continue reading
Glory and pride Perovskogo district — the ancient fortress with time has to be restored. Currently on the territory of the fortress archaeological excavations are carried out. According to their results, the specialists will create a restoration project.
Fortress Borovichi wanted to restore for a long time, however, forces the district to address the issue is unrealistic. In the field, and even in Moscow, where support for the applied Museum workers, local historians and other interested residents to help were not taken. At all levels sounded the same answer: no money. But the case was moved from a dead point. Until allocated funds only for the restoration project, reports Pskov News line.
The tender for the works won the St. Petersburg company CJSC “First Peterhof restoration studios”. To create the project, required archaeological excavations. Together with the archaeological center of the Pskov region the studies conducted by scientific staff of the St. Petersburg Institute of history of material culture Russian Academy of Sciences Sergei Popov and Zoya Rumyantsev.
Already revealed early walls of the fortress, discovered, photographed, sketched and described the first finds, mostly fragments of bones of domestic animals, fragments of clay pots and ceramic ware. It would seem that negoitiating. But actually they represent some value. For example, the bones can to understand what domestic animals were held in their backyards, the residents of medieval Porkhov, and pottery shards to discover what they ate and drank by our ancestors. Mostly the finds date back to the XV-XVI centuries. More precisely, scientists say after a deeper research in specialized laboratories Pskov and St. Petersburg. Continue reading