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Inappropriate artifact?

In science for polite suggestions “and not the fake that try to present as an unexpected finding” there is a term “out of place artifact ”

Inappropriate artifact (Fig. out-of-place artifact) object of historical, archaeological or paleontological interest found in unusual or unlikely at first glance. The term was coined by American naturalist and cryptozoology Ivan T. Sanderson and applies to a wide range of objects studied by science (for example, the iron pillar in Delhi), and pseudo-science.

Supporters of the “inappropriateness” of the artifacts believe that science ignores a vast area of knowledge, whether intentionally or out of ignorance. Some random discoveries, such as the antikythira mechanism. led to the fact that scientists have revised their ideas about the technology of ancient civilizations. However, many critics believe that the “inappropriateness” of artifacts most often occurs because of an incorrect interpretation of wydawania of wishful thinking or extreme Kulturzentrum (belief that culture could not create an artifact or to invent technology because he was too underdeveloped or just not smart enough).

Known examples of the “inappropriateness” of artifacts was caused by the insufficiency of our knowledge of witty simple solutions, invented by the ancient engineers. For example, it was shown that the multi-ton statymai on Easter island could be moved and lifted without the use of modern technology.

Misplaced many of the artifacts have not been subjected to a serious investigation and nothing is known about them, except for the fact findings. In such cases, the question arises, what the artifact actually existed. Some, such as crystal skull, have been exposed as outright fakes. Continue reading

Black diggers is

Black diggers — informal search parties or individual enthusiasts, specializing in artifacts of the great Patriotic war and other wars. The main artifacts are part of a soldier’s accoutrements, old household items, awards, etc.

Black archeologists are individuals, sometimes organized in groups involved in the search for historical artifacts at archaeological sites. not having the “open list “, i.e. official permission. This practice existed in almost all times and all over the world. In old Russia were “bugrovsky “, in Latin America — “aceros”.

Special increase the intensity of work of all categories of grinders in recent decades is directly related to the business of selling metal detectors. as well as legal and illegal trafficking of Antiques. Items with extortionate excavation openly sold at “flea markets”, they can often be seen in the Windows of antique shops and the famous American Internet auction site eBay . Such bargaining is and through a Russian online-auction [1]. Currently the breeding ground for the robbers was the layer of wealthy chiefs, bankers, criminal authorities, [ citation 94 days ] in which tradicionarius expensive kinds of collectibles. Now the criminal, often armed, of the group, using earth moving equipment, open the mounds of any size, raked the cultural layer of the ancient settlements after the departure of the archaeologists, spoil already excavated monuments, etc. Continue reading

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 “Ideal Story” Anatoly Latin and Omsk archaeologists have dispelled the rumors that when you work in the reconstruction of Lyubinsky Prospekt’s treasure was found. We will remind, couple of weeks ago in the media appeared information about the fact that coins minted in 1902 were found at the North theatre in Theatre square.

What has been found actually, today said an employee of the Omsk scientific center of Siberian branch of Russian Academy Russian Academy of Sciences Dmitry Pavlov .

– Was found just one coin 1961 year of release, which probably everyone has. Not found in the soil and in the well. Also found were vessels, animal bones, metal pins, nails, fragments of pottery, cast iron of pelvis late nineteenth century, fragments of porcelain. One horseshoe was found and a fragment of another, scraps of Shoe leather. All the finds date from the late nineteenth century. At the moment, made 16 sweeps, – said Pavlov.

The Museum of peoples of Siberia Omsk branch of the Institute of archaeology and Ethnography Michael Karpenko added that if it was really found treasure, it was obyazatelnogo to declare. Violation of this rule leads to punishment, including criminal. And what was found, the archaeologists are called household waste. In contrast, the treasure is a collection of objects, “which is compact with a purpose were placed”. In addition, he said Karpenko, specialists are constantly working at the facility and conduct their own observation work. Continue reading

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