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FEFU to conduct archaeological excavations at the site of the future LNG plant in Primorye
The Far Eastern Federal University has been recognized as the winner of the tender for conducting field archaeological work at the construction site of the future LNG plant in Primorsky Krai, the university’s press service reported. The team of the FEFU Educational and Scientific Museum will have to carry out rescue excavations of archaeological heritage sites, as well as to monitor several monuments located in the territory of the future plant.
According to the director of the FEFU Educational and Scientific Museum Alexander Popov, archaeological excavations are a necessary condition for organizing the construction of almost any object. Scientists of the university carried out similar work in 2008 on about. Russian - before the construction of the new FEFU campus and cable-stayed bridge.
The main field work at the construction site of the LNG-Vladivostok plant will take place in August this year. Archaeologists will have to carry out large-scale excavations and rescue of two historical monuments located in the immediate place of the plant's construction on Cape Lomonosov. The found artifacts will be transferred for storage and further research at the university museum. Eight more sites do not fall under direct construction work, but FEFU scientists will make sure that workers do not damage these archaeological sites.
For FEFU researchers, these objects are of great interest, because they belong to the archaeological monuments of the Yankovo culture of the early Iron Age, and their age can reach 2,5 thousand years. During the work, scientists expect to find ancient burial grounds, remains of ceramic dishes, bone and stone products, shell piles. All of them will be confiscated and transferred to the fund of the archaeological collection of the museum of the FEFU, which already now has about 350 thousand exhibits.