Archaeologists found in the centre of Moscow the guns of the Neolithic

In the center of Moscow on Sretenka archaeologists have discovered silicon cutter, belonging to the Neolithic age (V–III Millennium BC). This is one of the oldest objects found during the work on the program “My street”, reported on the website of the municipality.

“The cutter is one of the universal tools of ancient man. It is completely preserved, including the petiole with lateral symmetrical recesses for fastening the handle of bone, horn or wood,” explained the head of the Moscow Department of cultural heritage, Alexei Yemelyanov. Width guns — 2.5 cm, length is almost 4 inches.

In addition, Pokrovsky Boulevard found another artifact of the stone age — the fragment end scraper, which belongs to the Mesolithic (VII Millennium BC). It is made of elongated plates of stone with a pointed blade on the end, writes the online edition

Currently finds learning professionals. In the future they plan to transfer to the Museum or to put on temporary exhibitions.

“The Central Russian plain was densely inhabited in the Mesolithic and Neolithic. And in the riverbed of the Moscow river you can even find mammoth fauna, and instrument these eras are quite frequent. When building in Moscow always imported enough sand from the streams, rivers, and now comes a sufficient number of findings of tools,” commented National news service (NSN) head of the archeology Department of the Moscow Russia of the Institute of archaeology RAS Leonid Belyaev.

Earlier, during the preparatory work for the program “My street” at the base of the Kitay-Gorod wall found the “hearing” — the chamber of secrets, helped the defenders of Moscow in the XVI century to eavesdrop on the enemy on the other side of fortress construction. On Bolshaya Lubyanka found a wooden bridge of XVII-XVIII centuries.

Improvement programme “My street” takes place in Moscow in 2015. It will last until 2018. The main goal is to create a favorable city environment for pedestrians, cyclists and people with disabilities.