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
For a long time it was believed that the inhabitants of Easter island, or Rapa Nui (the local name for the Islands), were the victims of military conflict. The only thing left is the mysterious stone statues and a set of triangular shards of volcanic glass, which, presumably, was used as a weapon. However, it was different, believe scientists from the University of Binghamton in new York (USA).
In their opinion pieces, called “meta a”, actually served as tools. The findings of archaeologists refute existing theory about the bloody battle that destroyed the civilization on the island. New assumptions based on the results of the analysis of over 400 samples “mate and” collected on Rapa Nui.
According to the head of research, Professor Carl Lipo, a careful study of the fragments shows that they differ in shape, unlike the model spearheads. Comparing the samples from Easter island with the fragments of weapons found in Europe and around the world, you will notice that all the elements of the latter have the same carefully designed and tested the form, says the scientist. And she, in his opinion, was necessary that weapons are guaranteed to reach the desired goal. Continue reading
Residents of Cairo have discovered the temple of the era of Thutmose III during the illegal excavations. According to preliminary data, the monument several thousand years.
Black diggers looking for ancient values in the Egyptian city of El-Badrashin. Residents of Cairo during the illegal excavation made a discovery. They found an ancient temple . which Egyptian Ministry of antiquities and cultural heritage has subsidized approximately XV century BC . Experts said that the historical object for more than three thousand years.
The representative of the Egyptian Ministry of culture Mamdouh al-Damati told the details of a landmark for the world’s archaeologists finds. According to him, seven residents of the city 40 kilometers South of Cairo, and penetrated nine feet into the ground . came across a tank of water. Then, using the equipment for diving, examined him and discovered an ancient temple, according to TASS.
According to the laws of the state, unauthorized excavations prosecuted, in connection with which the diggers were arrested. But then they were released because the area where the incident occurred, still were not historically significant. Now in this place excavations were addressed to the Ministry of antiquities and cultural heritage. Continue reading