The government of the Kamchatka region of the Far East of Russia announced today the discovery of the site of a Neolithic settlement in the Ilizovsky region.

The Russian news agency (Novosti) quoted a government media statement as saying: "Archaeologists discovered a monument during research and excavations in the (Khaykova 1 settlement), initially speculating that its history dates back to the Neolithic period."

The scientists also found "chips of different types of obsidian, scrapers, various tools and a piece of ceramic vessel whose outer and inner parts cover green and brown enamel."

The archaeological site was discovered at a depth of more than one meter during the construction of the gas pipeline in Ilizovsky, which contains more than 190 archaeological sites, and was added to the list of protected sites for archaeological and cultural heritage in the region.

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