Russian ambassador says Paris remains important partner for MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 10:20
Forest fires in Siberia swell four times to cover 30,000 hectaresWorld May 26, 9:45
Seoul pins hopes on Moscow in resolving tensions on Korean PeninsulaWorld May 26, 9:14
Space technologies offer glimpse at Tsar Ivan the Terrible’s rare portraitSociety & Culture May 26, 8:05
Meteorologists name world’s deadliest cyclones, tornadoes and hailstormsWorld May 26, 7:51
Most Americans view Russia as unfriendly country — surveySociety & Culture May 26, 7:35
Trump yet to determine his stance on anti-Russian sanctionsWorld May 26, 6:29
Russia ensuring rights of workers at FIFA World Cup construction sitesSport May 26, 3:08
Russian emergencies minister arrives in flood-hit southern RussiaWorld May 26, 2:56
VLADIVOSTOK, October 21. /TASS/. Russian archeologists have discovered in Ecuador traces of an ancient culture dating back some 5,500 years, expedition head Alexander Popov said on Wednesday.
The team of experts from Moscow, Novosibirsk in Siberia and Vladivostok in the Far East unearthed ceramics, tools, shells, bones and two burials sites near the city of Monta, located on the Pacific Coast, Popov said.
"The artefacts will help analyze the origin of ceramics on the Pacific coast," he added. Russian archeologists have been involved in excavations in Ecuador for three years. Their purpose is to compare ancient cultures on different sides of the Pacific.
"Research aims to establish connections between ways of mankind’s adaptation to a changing environment in different parts of the world," Popov said. "We see that people invented ceramics approximately in the same period of time."
"Such comparative analysis has never been conducted, which makes our experiment unique," he said.