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
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