If paleontologists find a steep slope, folded sedimentary rocks, full of fossils, what they can say about their interaction?
Rocks, forming in some places, differ substantially from the others. Their specific characteristics are called sedimentary facies. It happens today, just like millions of years ago. Rocks at different sites can have very different composition, even if their accumulation occurred in the same period of time. The same applies to those included in them the petrified spines.
Fossils in some places is often very different from that of fossils in other places due to the environmental conditions in which the sediments. Just like ocean fish, shellfish, and mammals that live at different depths, the fossils found in various sedimentary deposits of ancient seas, characteristic of the marine environment. The stratigraphic arrangement of the sedimentary rock often shows the species and a sediment gradient. Because ultimately everything falls to the bottom and covered by sediment, even species that lived at a great distance from each other (in depth), can be close to each other in the layer of sedimentary rocks. Continue reading
A group of scientists and archaeologists from the universities of Durham and West Florida have conducted studies of ancient human remains that were buried about two thousand years to ancient Roman cemeteries. The researchers used a method of isotope analysis by which scientists were able to determine the conditions under which was formed the tooth enamel of ancient people, what they ate and the water drank in life. Thus, experts were able to establish, who was a native of Ancient Rome, and who came from other places.
Journalists Express News . referring to the materials published in the expert edition of PLoS One, has told its readers that eight of the examined human remains there are obvious signs that their diet has undergone major changes. In particular, it was found that these people came from Northern Africa, though figure out whether it was a voluntary action or compulsory, is not possible. Moreover, in those days it could be as the people who arrived in Ancient Rome with the purpose of training, and slaves. Continue reading
Larnaca which we know now wasn’t always Larnaca. Around the 12th century BC there was built the important ancient city-Kingdom of Kition. Kition was one of the centres of Phoenician and Mycenaean civilizations. The Mycenaean Greeks had built a huge wall and the complex of five temple, including the temple of the goddess of fertility Estate. After leaving Kition, the Mycenaeans went into decline and then revived with the arrival of Phoenicians on the island. The Phoenicians brought with them a developed craft, Maritime Commerce and their rich culture. Entire trading ships began to arrive in the harbour of Kition with the goods and leave with copper. After several centuries of reign island was conquered first the Persians and then Alexander the great himself.
In the 7th century Kition was almost destroyed by the raids of Arabs. And with the arrival of merchants from Genoa city was again transformed. Since the purpose of merchants was the extraction of salt from Salt lakes Kition was renamed Salina . But the name Larnaca, the town got during the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Larnaca in Greek means “tomb”. Continue reading