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10 unusual fossils

If someone is lucky enough on the beach to find fossilized seashells, it is possible to recognize them easily. But there are many fossils, looking for that hard to guess what they represented. The problem is compounded by the fact that many of the fossils are incomplete or poorly preserved. Sometimes the doubts are even scientists. In our review of the 10-ka fossils, which for many decades was not recognized.

1. Ammonites

Fossilized Ammonites are quite common today, but for thousands of years it took for anything except shellfish. The ancient Greeks thought they were RAM horns, and named the Amish in honor of the Egyptian God Amun, who was depicted with similar horns. The ancient Chinese called it the stone-horns for the same reason. In Nepal, fossilized Ammonites were considered a relic left by the God Vishnu. The Vikings thought of them as sacred petrified offspring of the world serpent of Ermengarda.

In the middle ages Ammonites were known in Europe as snake stones because it was believed that it was the petrified body of a coiled serpent, which turned into stone and Christian saints. Today it became known that the Ammonites is only fossilized shells of creatures that became extinct about four hundred million years ago. Continue reading

In southern China found the remains of the first people of Eurasia

In Hunan province (southern China ) found the remains of ancient people who moved here from Africa 120 thousand years ago. It is the most ancient human remains in Eurasia. The article with the new study appeared in the journal Nature .

Previously it was believed that the first people in China were 80-100 thousand years ago, however, the findings in the cave of Fuyang, located in Hunan province, have changed scientists ‘ ideas.

In a cave a few dozen teeth and other remains, after analyzing which a group of anthropologists were surprised to find that before them the remains of the oldest Homo sapiens in Eurasia – they range in age from 80 to 120 thousand years. Thus Hunan and southern China is including the place for the first emergence and the further resettlement of Chinese on Chinese territory.

New evidence suggests that mankind has left the bounds of its “cradle” much earlier than we previously thought, approximately 40-70 thousand years more than previous estimates.

New discoveries of scientists also poses another question – why in China our ancestors appeared earlier than in Europe? Put forward the hypothesis that in Europe and the middle East prevented the CRO-magnons Neanderthals and the cold climate to which the CRO-magnons, came from Africa, were not adapted.

The Chinese and the Indians – one blood Continue reading

Archaeological discoveries that changed the world

In the world there was always a lot of historical mysteries. Fortunately the answers to many of the questions were almost under our very nose, or rather underfoot. Archaeology has revealed to us the path of knowledge of our origins with the help of found artifacts, documents, and more. Still archaeologists are constantly digging up new prints of the past, revealing to us the truth.

Some archaeological discoveries just shocked the world. For example, the Rosetta stone by which scientists were able to translate many ancient texts. Discovered the Dead sea scrolls were vital for world religion, allowing you to confirm the texts of the Jewish Canon. To important finds include the tomb of king Tut and the discovery of Troy. Finding traces of Roman Pompeii opened to historians access to the knowledge of the ancient civilization.

Even today, when it seems that almost all science looks forward, the archaeologists still find ancient artifacts that can change our ideas about the past of the planet. Here are ten of the most influenced world history discoveries.

10. The mound There (1800’s)

The there is in Turkey. In fact, the discovery of this hill is the evidence of existence of Troy.For centuries, the Iliad of Continue reading

"Black diggers"
Two-week archaeological expedition of Mariupol state University conducted excavations of the mound in the Novoazovsk area. To find the real sources of the historical past of mankind the students prompted…

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Archaeologists: no treasure on lubinsky Avenue not found
Experts were quick to disappoint Omsk: during the work on lubinsky Avenue was found only one coin and trash. Today, August 13, at a press conference General Director of IC…

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