Archaeologists have discovered a sanctuary with a foundry in the Novosibirsk region and foundry. This is reported by Rossiyskaya Gazeta with reference to the Scientific and Educational Center “New Archeology” of Novosibirsk State University.
As the senior researcher of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the SB RAS, Natalia Efremova, Ph.D. the western part of the burial ground is a cult complex that could be used for several purposes at once. So, sacrificial recesses were found here, in which the bones of not only animals, but also people were found, which may indicate that in ancient times human sacrifices could have been carried out on this place.
In addition, judging by the found artifacts, this complex was associated with the bronze casting production. “Several heat engineering structures were discovered here, which were voluminous, deep pits with a very powerful piercing in the middle. Bursts of bronze allowed us to assume that metal casting and processing of bronze were taking place on the area of the sanctuary, “Efremova explained.
Earlier in December it was reported that scientists were able to determine the clear boundaries and the very location of the Chaussky prison, which was founded in 1713 and is considered one of the oldest in the Novosibirsk region. The specialists managed to do this with the help of electrical prospecting and georadar.