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
The researchers found in Asia, new remains of human ancestors, suggesting that our predecessors very quickly settled on the planet and Asia was one of the first places where you headed migration flows. New remains of skulls of ancient people were found in the so-called “Cave of the monkeys” in Laos.
It is known that anatomically modern humans emerged about 200,000 years ago in Africa, but when and how they settled the planet, remains unclear. Archaeological evidence and genetic evidence indicates that the ancestors of the people fast enough to move out of Africa and in South Asia they were already about 60 000 years ago. However, in South Asia, which experts believe was first inhabited, the remains of that period is almost gone. Partly because of the warm and humid climate, which destroyed them.
This time, however, specialists found such remains in the Lao “monkey Cave”, located in the Northern part of the country. For the first time about the anthropological value of the cave began back in 2009, when there were found the first remains. But now experts have found almost complete set of skeletal remains for analysis. Continue reading