An international group of researchers, including Russian geneticists have studied DNA from the skeleton of a boy who lived in Siberia some 24 thousand years ago. The analysis of genetic information revealed that the modern Indians of North America carrying up to 38 percent of genes from the peoples of Europe long before Columbus. Details with reference to the article in Nature cites the University of Texas A&M.
Scientific publication signed by more than thirty experts from Britain, Denmark, Russia, USA and Sweden. Researchers analyzed DNA extracted from stored in the Hermitage of the skeleton of the boy who lived on the territory of the modern Irkutsk region. The remains of the child of the deceased aged about four years, and was buried about 24 thousand years ago, were found in the late 1920-ies, when excavations of Paleolithic Parking of Malta and since then has been stored in the Museum. The researchers emphasize that today it is the most ancient remains of modern humans, of which was able to extract DNA sufficient for analysis quantity. Continue reading
Archaeologists Donetsk region are sounding the alarm: the region has intensified the disaster of mounds — graves of chiefs and prominent warriors, who lived 3-5 thousand years ago. At the end of last week, a local history buff, 34-year-old Alexander Kotenko found on the outskirts of Donetsk archaeologists opened the black barrow. To get to the burial chamber where priceless objects of worship and the grave diggers did not.
— I all life was fond of history, — has told “the View” Alexander Kotenko. We youth gathered here, this “place of power”, which erased the boundary between the worlds, then activated the hidden possibilities of man.
According to Alexander, a week ago, when he came to barrow with friends, we saw traces of the excavation — the mound was pierced by a deep trench, dug by hand. In the nearby bushes were hidden the shovel. Continue reading
In places where during the great Patriotic war, fierce fighting, working of the search party. Those searchers who do not have official permission to carrying out of prospecting works automatically fall into the category of “black trackers”. They are called “black archeologists” or “black diggers”.
Some of them are people who love your work, but do not have permission to conduct excavations. Very often, then they become historical clubs that have these permissions. But there are others who conduct excavations to regional or University Museum, and for sale. collectors pay for expensive military items, awards, and especially weapons.
“Cool”. This small, well organized groups who are looking only ammunition and weapons. Basically they come across ammunition and explosives.
The “professionals”. For them forest is the main source of income. They usually go into the woods for two or three months. Finding a pristine position, they dig more and more-meneando. In addition to weapons and ammunition, “professionals” and take German helmets, buckles, buttons, SS symbols. Continue reading
According to preliminary estimates, 20 to 50 thousand years. Initially, researchers were excavated on the banks of the Tobol river, hoping to find fragments of skeletons. Read more ”
According to preliminary estimates, 20 to 50 thousand years. Initially, researchers were excavated on the banks of the Tobol river, hoping to find fragments of the skeletons of the mammoth and woolly rhinoceros. And unexpectedly pulled to the surface of the shoulder, heel bone and the edge of the ancient hunters. According to experts, the remains of the first people who settled in the territory of Western Siberia. In the near future will be determined by their age and gender. As for the genetic examination of the bones will pass on in foreign laboratories.
According to preliminary estimates, 20 to 50 thousand years. Initially, researchers were excavated on the banks of the Tobol river, hoping to find fragments of the skeletons of the mammoth and woolly rhinoceros. Continue reading
In the Odessa region will take under the protection of the ancient city, which destroys the “black archeologists”
Better late than never! Ovidiopol officials finally paid attention to the situation in the village roksolany on the shore of the Dniester estuary, where the so-called “black archeologists” savagely destroy a monument of national importance – the ancient city of Niconium .
As I told “Duma” in district administration, we are now studying the possibility of creating a municipal enterprise “Niconium”, which will protect the object and will take steps to incorporate it into Hiking trails.
However, when you decide and from what sources will Finance the activities of the KP, is unclear. “The issue is under consideration”, — told us the representative of the administration.
Head of the archaeology Department of North-Western black sea region Institute of archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Tatiana Samoilov believes that for the salvation of Nikoniy (not that there’s any save – Director of the Odessa archaeological Museum Igor Bruyako, for example, believes that the monument was destroyed completely ) as soon as possible to take several steps. Continue reading