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  • Stone Tools Reveal Epic Trek of Nomadic Neanderthals

    02/04/2020 10:55:53 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | January 2020 | Kseniya Kolobova, Maciej T. Krajcarz, Richard 'Bert' Roberts
    ...the Neanderthals who lived in Chagyrskaya Cave in southern Siberia around 54,000 years ago. Their distinctive stone tools are dead ringers for those found thousands of kilometres away in eastern and central Europe. The intercontinental journey made by these intrepid Neanderthals is equivalent to walking from Sydney to Perth, or from New York to Los Angeles, and is a rare example of long-distance migration by Palaeolithic people... Neanderthals are now believed to have created 176,000 year-old enigmatic structures made from broken stalactites in a cave in France, and cave art in Spain that dates back more than 65,000 years. They...
  • Escaped pigs visit grocery store, raid liquor aisle

    01/07/2020 10:39:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 6, 2020 / 3:09 PM | By Ben Hooper
    Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A trio of escaped pigs wandered into a supermarket in Russia and were caught on camera raiding the liquor aisle. A video taken at the store in Tyumen, Siberia, shows the three pigs perusing the liquor aisle and knocking over bottles of cognac, which they then proceeded to lap up off the floor. Witnesses said the three pigs were found to have escaped from a nearby home. The pigs were returned to their owner unharmed. VIDEO AT LINK................
  • A Mammoth Problem Emerges in Siberia

    07/14/2019 6:27:48 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11 July 2019 | Ann M. Simmons
    When some people hear “mammoth,” money comes to mind. Local tour companies offer trips to the mammoth graveyards across the region’s Arctic frontier. Prospectors for mammoth parts—especially the tusks, known as ice ivory—have raced to collect remains. Around 100 tons of mammoth tusks are legally mined in Yakutia each year, while illegal mining is estimated at twice that much, according to a report by TASS “If ever a mammoth surfaces somewhere in the world, it will actually have Yakut roots,” said Mr. Fyodorov, proudly underscoring that his republic is mammoth central, the hereditary home of so many of these beasts....
  • 'Gateway to the Underworld' May Be Something Worse

    06/29/2016 8:51:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Newser ^ | Luke Roney
    As weather warms, craters grow, scientists sayA gaping—and growing—hole in the middle of a Siberian forest isn't the gateway to the underworld, as some frightened locals believe. It may be worse. The Batagaika crater, the biggest megaslump on Earth, may be be a "harbinger" of our warming planet, as Motherboard puts it. The crater, located in one of the planet's coldest places, appeared about 25 years ago, and geologist Julian Murton of the University of Sussex tells the Independent that it was likely born after locals cut down a swath of forest that sat above the permafrost. "Cutting down of...
  • An explosion occurred in the Novosibirsk Center for Virology "Vector" [Russia]

    09/16/2019 11:25:03 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 71 replies ^ | September 16, 2019 | Unknown
    An explosion occurred at the Vector State Virology Research Center near Novosibirsk . This research center has one of the most comprehensive collections of dangerous viruses in the world. According to Rospotrebnadzor, on the fifth floor of a six-story laboratory building, a gas bottle exploded during repair work, after which a fire broke out on an area of 30 square meters. The fire is eliminated. One worker suffered. With burns of the second and third degree, he was taken to the hospital. In Rospotrebnadzor emphasized that in the room where the explosion occurred, there were no biohazardous substances. At the...
  • Russian City Installs Memorial to North Korea’s Kim Jong Il

    09/12/2019 2:20:45 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sep 2019
    The city of Novosibirsk in Siberia has unveiled a memorial plaque Friday honoring Kim Jong Il, the father and predecessor of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim, who led the secretive state until his death in 2011, visited the Russian city on Aug. 11, 2001, after talks with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. A youth talent foundation marked Kim’s visit with the plaque ahead of Novosibirsk conservatory students’ trip to North Korea on Friday. Kim’s visit to Novosibirsk “was an unconventional event in the life of the city,” said Novosibirsk Mayor Anatoly Lokot. “We supported the initiative to install...
  • Calico: A 200,000-year Old Site In The Americas?

    12/17/2001 2:22:22 PM PST · by blam · 164 replies · 13,626+ views
    ASA On Line ^ | unknown
    Calico: A 200,000-year old site in the Americas? New World archaeological sites inferred to be even slightly older than the 11.5 ka Clovis complexes have been controversial; so claims for a 200 ka site in North America have heretofore been treated with substantial disdain. But the acceptance of Monte Verde and Diring may soon change that. The classic "ancient site" in the New World is "Calico," located in the Central Mojave Desert of California (Shlemon and Budinger, 1990). Two issues have dogged acceptance of Calico by mainstream archaeologists: (1) the authenticity of the artifacts; are they truly the product of ...
  • Humans migrated to Mongolia much earlier than previously believed

    08/21/2019 4:42:07 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 25 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 16 August 2019 | University of California - Davis
    Stone tools uncovered in Mongolia by an international team of archaeologists indicate that modern humans traveled across the Eurasian steppe about 45,000 years ago, according to a new University of California, Davis, study. The date is about 10,000 years earlier than archaeologists previously believed.
  • TOBOL (with English subtitles -THE CONQUEST OF SIBERIA) Cyprus

    08/11/2019 11:16:57 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 5 replies
    An interesting movie on the Russian conquest of Asia in 1600s using German and Swedish POWs against the local nations and tribes and at the expense of China.
  • Explosions and fire hit ammunition depot in Siberia

    08/05/2019 11:02:47 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    TASS ^ | 8-5-19 | TASS
    Explosions have been reported on Monday at ammunition depot located at the military base in the Achinsk District of the Krasnoyarsk Region. "The explosion went off in an ammunition depot, evacuation is being carried out," a source in the region’s emergency services told TASS on Monday. A source in a local emergencies service told TASS that one serviceman died as a result of the blasts. However, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry has dismissed this information. Eight people have been injured, including two military officers, the local hospital informed TASS.
  • Vast Siberian Wildfires are sending Huge Clouds of Smoke to North America

    08/02/2019 1:04:39 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Jul 2019 | Aristos Georgiou
    Severe wildfires are burning across an area about the size of Massachusetts in the vast Russian region of Siberia—and now the resulting smoke is arriving in North America, according to satellite imagery. Summer wildfires in Siberia are relatively common, however, the situation this year is particularly bad with around 2.7 million hectares currently burning across six Russian regions, according to the country's Federal Forest Agency. The government has declared a state emergency in five of these regions in response to the fires, which experts say have been fueled by a mix of record-high temperatures in some areas, lightning storms and...
  • Russia Preparing The Ground For The 'Next Largest Geopolitical Catastrophe Of The Century'

    07/21/2019 7:52:36 AM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies
    MEMRI ^ | July 17, 2019 | Abbas Gallyamov
    July 17, 2019 Special Dispatch No.8175 Former Kremlin Speechwriter Gallyamov: Russian Authorities Are Preparing The Ground For The 'Next Largest Geopolitical Catastrophe Of The Century' In a July 15, 2019 article, Abbas Gallyamov, a former speechwriter for Russian President Vladimir Putin, commented on how prevailing moods among the people in the upcoming September 8 Russian regional elections will determine a drift towards greater independence from the center. Gallyamov wrote that the planned change in proportions between single-mandate deputies and deputies elected via a party electoral list will weaken the party discipline factor in the next State Duma in 2021. United...
  • Satellite Images Show Vast Swaths of the Arctic On Fire

    07/21/2019 7:45:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 7/18/2019 | Brian Kahn
    Vast stretches of Earth’s northern latitudes are on fire right now. Hot weather has engulfed a huge portion of the Arctic, from Alaska to Greenland to Siberia. That’s helped create conditions ripe for wildfires, including some truly massive ones burning in remote parts of the region that are being seen by satellites. All told, northern fires released as much carbon dioxide in June as the entire country of Sweden does in a year, according to data crunched by the European Union’s Copernicus program. The agency said the wildfire activity is “unprecedented” amidst what was, incidentally, the hottest June ever recorded...
  • Russian meteorite an 'event of the century'

    10/14/2002 8:38:43 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 37 replies · 219+ views
    Dawn ^ | October 13, 2002 | Paul Michaud
    PARIS, Oct 13: A Russian meteorite that crashed two weeks ago in Siberia, but whose existence is being played down by Russian authorities, is said to be "one of the great events of the century" by French space specialist Antonella Barucci. Miss Barucci, a meteorite specialist employed by the Paris Observatory said that the Russian metorite, which fell October 3 in a remote region of Siberia "could be the largest and most important meteorite to fall on earth since the last one that fell in 1908, also on Siberia." The new Siberian meteorite has also the added attraction, moreover, that...
  • Toxic Siberian Lake Becomes Selfie Sensation

    07/13/2019 4:16:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/13/2019
    Residents of a city in Siberia don’t need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents — ranging from scantily clad women to newlyweds — have been busy instagramming near a bright blue lake nicknamed the “Siberian Maldives.” The lake is blue, however, due to a chemical reaction between toxic waste elements from a local power station. Environmentalists are warning people against coming into contact with the water. Siberian Generating Company said Friday it has deployed guards to keep trespassers at bay, but insists the lake presents no environmental danger.
  • Toxic lake in Russia’s Siberia becomes selfie sensation

    07/13/2019 5:00:01 AM PDT · by McGruff · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 7/13/20129
    Residents of a city in Siberia don’t need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents — ranging from scantily clad women to newlyweds — have been busy instagramming near a bright blue lake nicknamed the “Siberian Maldives.” The lake is blue, however, as a result of a chemical reaction between toxic waste elements from a local power station, and environmentalists are warning people against coming into contact with the water. “We can compare it only with photos of the Maldives,” said Sergey Griva, a local resident who visited the...
  • She Survived China’s Forced Labor Camp. Now She’s Urging Americans to Reject Socialism.

    07/09/2019 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 8, 2019 | Rob Bluey
    Jennifer Zeng grew up admiring the Communist Party of China and adhering to its stringent rules. But her life changed forever when she embraced religion and was swept up in a government crackdown on Falun Gong. Arrested four times as a young adult and held in as a prisoner in a labor camp, she quickly woke up to the horrors of living in a socialist state. After being subject to brutal torture, Zeng managed to escape China and now tells about the evils of socialism and communism. At a time when more Americans are embracing Karl Marx’s teachings, Chris Wright...
  • The ancient history of Neandertals in Europe [120K ago]

    07/01/2019 9:36:13 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
    Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have retrieved nuclear genome sequences from the femur of a male Neandertal discovered in 1937 in Hohlenstein-Stadel Cave, Germany, and from the maxillary bone of a Neandertal girl found in 1993 in Scladina Cave, Belgium. Both Neandertals lived around 120,000 years ago, and therefore predate most of the Neandertals whose genomes have been sequenced to date. By examining the nuclear genomes of these two individuals, the researchers could show that these early Neandertals in Western Europe were more closely related to the last Neandertals who lived in the...
  • This Strange, Wooden Idol Is Twice as Old as Egyptian Pyramids

    04/30/2018 7:05:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | April 28, 2018 | Laura Yan
    Scientists discovered a strange, tall, humanoid wooden figure under four meters of peat in a Russian bog. The figure, dubbed the Shirgir Idol (after the bog where it was found), is more than twice as old as the Egyptian pyramids. Gold miners stumbled upon pieces of the wooden figure in 1894. 100 years later, radiocarbon dating helped researchers trace the sculpture back some 9,900 years, which made it the oldest monumental sculpture in the world. The most recent analysis of the idol, published in Antiquity journal, pegged the figure at about 11,500 years old.
  • Giant Wooden Sculpture Unearthed In 1894 Found To Be Over 11,000 Years Old

    04/27/2018 7:51:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 27 April 2018, 7:34 am EDT | By Athena Chan
    In 1894, gold prospectors near the city of Yekaterinburg in Russia unearthed not gold, but wood, and a very special wood at that. Specifically, they unearthed what's now known as the Shigir Idol, a 5-meter (16-foot) carved wooden statue that was marked with recognizable human faces and hands, as well as several intricate markings. The statue was believed to be merely a few thousand years old, and it simply sat on display at a Russian Museum for many years. In 1990s, researchers conducted a radiocarbon analysis of the statues to finally determine how old it really is, and turned up...