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Investigations at the Valley of Mills from the municipality of Chisinau

A team of archaeologists from the National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova investigate the place  of discovery of fossil skeletons in Chisinau. In the process of reconstruction of the lake from the Valley of Mills in Chisinau, there was discovered skeleton fossils of an animal of Proboscidea order. Preliminary stratigraphic, paleo-geographic and paleontological assessments,  allowed to state the hypothesis that the skeleton is belonging to the family of mastodons. Approximate age of discovery has been falling in the interval 5 to 11 million years.

 Investigations at the Valley of Mills from the municipality of Chisinau Investigations at the Valley of Mills from the municipality of Chisinau Investigations at the Valley of Mills from the municipality of Chisinau

Fossil of skeletal remains were discovered in the sector of Ambulance station of the lake at the Valley of Mills and  occupies the area of ​​about 15 X 45 m. They form two large agglomerations located at a distance of 6-7 meters from each other. The study of findings indicate that in this point there were identified bones of a single individual.

 Investigations at the Valley of Mills from the municipality of Chisinau Investigations at the Valley of Mills from the municipality of Chisinau Investigations at the Valley of Mills from the municipality of Chisinau

Conservation status of bone material can be considered poor. However some of the bones have a satisfactory conservation status. They are mostly intact, retaining its full form. Nearby, at some distance, there were discovered fossil bones from another individual appreciated in advance to be a mastodon or mammoth. Also at the Valley of Mills a third point was identified where bone fossil were discovered, which  have been identified as jaw bones and a tooth of a mammoth.


 

 


Independent Moldova
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Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
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Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age

 



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