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Living fossils

Since 1822 thousands of animals have been discovered, which previously was not known, many of which are called “living fossils”. The so-called animals known only by their fossilized bones and presumed to have been extinct for millions of years and was used as “proof” of evolution. But then it was discovered, much to the disappointment of scientists that these animals are living today in different parts of the world .

This term was invented by Charles Darwin. In his work the Origin of species he called lungfish and other fish species, whose form from its inception has remained unchanged, “anomalous forms”. “actually can be called living fossils” .

Living fossils are living proof of the accuracy with which reproduces the plants and animals, and also confirm the fact that many of them haven’t changed at all.

Once it was thought that the Okapi was extinct until then, until they were discovered alive. But once these animals were used as proof that the horse evolved.

Australian and African coelacanths are actually living fossils. They all look like “primitive” and they are youthpalace, which is divided by partitions. It is obvious that Latimer can’t be our ancestor, because for 400 million years they have remained unchanged . Another animal, the horseshoe crab, it would be even more suitable candidate in our common ancestors. It looks “primitive”, and during the breeding season (when he spawns), he emerges from the ocean to the land. However, this animal is also a living fossil, which first appeared about 425 million years ago [ET*] in the rocks of the Silurian period, and during all this time remains unchanged . 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 the “black diggers”, which destroyed the centre hills in search of treasure. Read more about the campaign, “Donbass” said the commander, lecturer, Department of historical disciplines of the Moscow state University Vyacheslav Zabavin and master of history, assistant head of the expedition Sergei Nebrat.

The robbers destroyed the monument of history

In the fall of 2010 Mariupol archaeologists out to explore and studying the terrain on the land Pavlodolskaya of the village Council, saw pit field arable extortionate. That there worked “black diggers”, there was no doubt – the hole in the hill was done professionally, and in it and on the surface of the mound, archaeologists have found human bones, fragments of decayed wood and cernovodeanu ceramic chips.

It is likely that these findings diggers were not interested in or they weren’t identified, because this needs a specialskills. Often in mounds you can find products from precious metals, but by making an indentation in one and a half meters and not finding expensive artifacts, the robbers took off. This historical monument was destroyed, – is indignant Sergey Nebrat.

As such, the archaeologists found a mound last fall – in the heart of upland “black diggers” dug a big hole.

About this choice the citizens of Mariupol reported in the Institute of archaeology of the National Academy of science, Ministry of culture and tourism and requested permission to rescue excavations. To hold them decided not to let unscrupulous diggers continue to destroy the grave of their ancestors and themselves to find ancient artefacts and transfer them to the Mariupol local history Museum for the preservation. The court gave the green light, and at the end of June the students went on an expedition. Continue reading

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