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Google : un voyage dans « les mondes cachés » des parcs nationaux américains | Next Inpact

Google : un voyage dans « les mondes cachés » des parcs nationaux américains | Next Inpact | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Google nous propose une visite guidée dans « les mondes cachés » de cinq parcs nationaux américains. Cela va des glaciers d'Alaska, à la plongée sous-marine en Floride en passant par les volcans de l'île de Hawaï.
Aux États-Unis, il y a plusieurs dizaines de parcs nationaux qui sont généralement situés sur de grandes superficies et dans des milieux naturels diversifiés. Certains sont difficiles d'accès et/ou demandent un équipement spécial pour en profiter pleinement. Cinq d'entre eux débarquent dans Google Arts & Culture...

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Cache of Native American obsidian tools found in Oregon's Willamette Valley | Archaeology News Network

Cache of Native American obsidian tools found in Oregon's Willamette Valley | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Obsidian pieces found by a Willamette Valley landowner have been identified as a collection of Native American artifacts currently estimated to be 1,000-4,000 years old. The landowner has asked that his name not be shared...

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The demise of the Maya civilisation: water shortage can destroy cultures | Heritage Daily

The demise of the Maya civilisation: water shortage can destroy cultures | Heritage Daily | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Something really drastic must have happened to end the Classic Maya Period in the 9th Century. Within a short period of time, this advanced civilisation in Central America went from flourishing to collapsing – the population dwindling rapidly and monumental stone structures, like the ones built at Yucatán, were no longer being constructed.
The reason for this demise remains the subject of debate even today. Model calculations by TU Wien may have found the explanation: the irrigation technology that...

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Turner Auctions + Appraisals features the Barnaby and Karen Beck Collection of American Folk Art | Art Daily

Turner Auctions + Appraisals features the Barnaby and Karen Beck Collection of American Folk Art | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present the Barnaby and Karen Beck Collection of American Folk Art. Offering over 115 lots, the online sale features contemporary and antique folk art, primarily from the East Coast of the United States, plus additional pieces from Europe and Asia. Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on September 11 at 11:30 am PDT; sale items can be previewed online now until the sale starts. The online auction will be featured live on LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable, easily accessed through ‘Upcoming Auctions’ at the...

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The demise of the Maya civilization: Water shortage can destroy cultures | Archaeology News Network

The demise of the Maya civilization: Water shortage can destroy cultures | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Something really drastic must have happened to end the Classic Maya Period in the 9th Century. Within a short period of time, this advanced civilisation in Central America went from flourishing to collapsing -- the population dwindling rapidly and monumental stone structures, like the ones built at Yucatan, were no longer being constructed...

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Archaeologists in Bolivia unearth 1,100 year old bones | Archaeology News Network

Archaeologists in Bolivia unearth 1,100 year old bones | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Archaeologists have unearthed 1,100-year-old human remains of a woman in Bolivia, close to the present-day borders with neighboring countries Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil, indicating the area was a meeting spot for Indigenous traders...

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Île d’Anticosti ou pont de Québec : lequel mérite le plus d’être la prochaine merveille du patrimoine mondial? | RCI

Île d’Anticosti ou pont de Québec : lequel mérite le plus d’être la prochaine merveille du patrimoine mondial? | RCI | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Alors que les Canadiens sont invités à proposer d’ici la fin janvier de nouveaux sites mondiaux à l’UNESCO, deux candidatures semblent se dessiner au Québec.
Il y a deux semaines, la conseillère et vice-présidente du comité exécutif à la Ville de Québec, Julie Lemieux, confirmait à Radio-Canada que l’on réfléchissait à la manière de proposer la candidature du pont presque centenaire.
« Nous croyons tellement en la valeur patrimoniale de ce pont que nous allons entreprendre des démarches auprès de Patrimoine Canada pour que le pont de Québec soit inscrit sur la liste indicative des sites du patrimoine mondial au Canada...

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16 000 Autochtones poursuivent Ottawa pour avoir permis leur adoption par des familles non autochtones dans les années 60 | RCI

16 000 Autochtones poursuivent Ottawa pour avoir permis leur adoption par des familles non autochtones dans les années 60 | RCI | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

16 000 Autochtones poursuivent Ottawa pour avoir permis leur adoption par des familles non autochtones dans les années 60...

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Photo: Qulliq sculpture wins national art competition | Nunatsiaq Online

Photo: Qulliq sculpture wins national art competition | Nunatsiaq Online | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Iqaluit artist Alookie Alikatuktuk's mixed media sculpture, titled Qulliq for Life, wins this year's BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student art competition for Nunavut. The annual...

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Horacio Salgan, le maestro centenaire du tango, est mort | Le Monde

Horacio Salgan, le maestro centenaire du tango, est mort | Le Monde | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Evénement annuel, organisé par la capitale de l’Argentine, associant festival et compétition de danse, le « Tango Buenos Aires Festival y Mundial» a souhaité cette année (entre le 18 et le 31 août), rendre hommage, à travers une série de concerts, à Horacio Salgan, figure historique du genre. « Dix-huit pianistes renommés, de générations et styles différents (…) célébrant son influence et l’actualité de son travail », annonce le programme du festival. L’homme fêtait son centenaire le 15 juin. Le musicien...

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Joyce Carol Thomas, children’s author who accented black rural life, dies at 78 | Washington Post

Joyce Carol Thomas, children’s author who accented black rural life, dies at 78 | Washington Post | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Joyce Carol Thomas, a National Book Award-winning author who drew on her own experiences in writing books for children and young adults that accented her rural African American heritage, died Aug. 13 at a hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. She was 78...

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Décès à 78 ans de l'auteure jeunesse Joyce Carol Thomas | Actualitté

Décès à 78 ans de l'auteure jeunesse Joyce Carol Thomas | Actualitté | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Joyce Carol Thomas, auteure afro-américaine d’une cinquantaine d’ouvrages jeunesse est décédée le 13 août dernier au Stanford University Medical Center d’une cirrhose du foie. Son éditeur, HarperCollins, a confirmé sa mort. D’après sa soeur, Flora Krasnovsky, la maladie se serait installée à la suite d’une transfusion sanguine. Elle avait 78 ans...

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L’Oie de Cravan et Noroît : des maisons québécoises où dialoguent image et texte | Actualitté

L’Oie de Cravan et Noroît : des maisons québécoises où dialoguent image et texte | Actualitté | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

La francophonie permet, parfois, de faire de bonnes affaires, comme acquérir des livres d’artistes innovants à prix abordables. Voici deux maisons d’édition québécoises découvertes au cours d’une pérégrination au Marché de la poésie de Paris qui a lieu tous les ans en juin, place Saint-Sulpice. Là-bas, Patrick Lafontaine, Paul Bélanger (éditions du Noroît) et Benoît Chaput (éditions L’Oie de Cravan) qui donnent formes, couleurs et matières aux mots...

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Ancient Maya Bloodletting Tools or Common Kitchen Knives? How Archaeologists Tell the Difference | Smithsonian

Ancient Maya Bloodletting Tools or Common Kitchen Knives? How Archaeologists Tell the Difference | Smithsonian | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Archaeologists have long assumed that Maya tools like obsidian blades, bone needles and even stingray tails found in ritual contexts were used for bloodletting rituals. The problem is, it's hard to be sure. Researchers find obsidian blades all over the place, and many of them appear to have been used simply as kitchen knives...

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Sursis pour la Médiathèque Gaëtan Dostie | Le Devoir

Sursis pour la Médiathèque Gaëtan Dostie | Le Devoir | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Soupir de soulagement pour le collectionneur d’objets de poésie Gaëtan Dostie, fondateur de la Médiathèque littéraire qui porte son nom, et le collectif La Passe. La Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) leur a accordé le droit d’occuper l’édifice montréalais du 1214, rue de la Montagne pour six mois supplémentaires. Et ce, à titre gracieux, jusqu’en mars 2017.
Le délai reste court, très court encore pour trouver un nouveau lieu et organiser le déménagement de cette bibliothèque de quelque 50 000 imprimés, de cadres, de manuscrits (dont certains d’Octave Crémazie, de Gaston Miron, de Josée Yvon…), de photos, de livres (dont plusieurs premières éditions), de vidéos, et d’oeuvres d’art.
Le sursis permet de résider...

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Canada: le cinéma, outil d'émancipation de la jeunesse autochtone | L'Express

Canada: le cinéma, outil d'émancipation de la jeunesse autochtone | L'Express | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Montréal - Ils sont jeunes et cinéastes, Algonquins, Kunas ou Micmacs. Ces Amérindiens attirent les projecteurs sur leurs peuples souvent qualifiés d'invisibles grâce à la création artistique, et le cinéma est pour eux un outil d'émancipation...

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Cache of Native American obsidian tools found in Oregon's Willamette Valley | Archaeology News Network

Cache of Native American obsidian tools found in Oregon's Willamette Valley | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Obsidian pieces found by a Willamette Valley landowner have been identified as a collection of Native American artifacts currently estimated to be 1,000-4,000 years old. The landowner has asked that his name not be shared.The cache of 15 bifaces is important for several reasons, said Assistant State Archaeologist John Pouley with the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)...

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If History Is a Guide, American Politics Is About to Get Weird | Pacific Standard

If History Is a Guide, American Politics Is About to Get Weird | Pacific Standard | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

This election year has been a weird one. Despite early assurances that Donald Trump had no shot at earning the Republican nomination, the controversial business magnate has, in fact, emerged victorious from the primary. Trump’s unlikely success hints that his particularly crude, off-the-cuff style of politics could be the future for the Grand Old Party. But we might have seen this coming, according to a new analysis: By a number of political measures, this year bears an uncanny resemblance to the transformative 1896 presidential election...

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Inuit art acquired by Art Gallery of Hamilton, public exhibit planned | Art Daily

Inuit art acquired by Art Gallery of Hamilton, public exhibit planned | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

A collection of Inuit art that recalls Hamilton’s storied role in fighting tuberculosis (TB) is being moved to the Art Gallery of Hamilton from the Chedoke site of Hamilton Health Sciences.
The 132-piece collection of sculptures and prints includes work made by Inuit patients from the eastern Arctic, who were treated for TB in the 1950s and early 1960s at the Hamilton Mountain Sanatorium, as the hospital was then called.
“The gift of this significant collection to the AGH ensures...

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez : un nouveau billet colombien à l'effigie de l'auteur | Actualitté

Gabriel Garcia Marquez : un nouveau billet colombien à l'effigie de l'auteur | Actualitté | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Le 19 août dernier, la banque centrale de Colombie a mis son nouveau billet de 50.000 pesos (environ 15 €) en circulation dans le pays, ornée du visage de l’écrivain colombien Gabriel Garcia Marquez, prix Nobel de littérature en 1982...

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Recent connection between North and South America reaffirmed | Archaeology News Network

Recent connection between North and South America reaffirmed | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Long ago, one great ocean flowed between North and South America. When the narrow Isthmus of Panama joined the continents about 3 million years ago, it also separated the Atlantic from the Pacific Ocean. If this took place millions of years earlier, as recently asserted by some, the implications for both land and sea life would be revolutionary. Aaron O'Dea, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), and colleagues writing in Science Advances firmly set the date at 2.8 million years ago...

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High-tech imaging reveals rare precolonial Mexican manuscript hidden from view for 500 years | Archaeology News Network

High-tech imaging reveals rare precolonial Mexican manuscript hidden from view for 500 years | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Researchers from the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and from universities in the Netherlands have used high-tech imaging to uncover the details of a rare Mexican codex dating from before the colonisation of America.The newly-revealed codex, or book, has been hidden from view for almost 500 years, concealed beneath a layer of plaster and chalk on the back of a later manuscript known as the Codex Selden, which is housed at the Bodleian Libraries. Scientists have used hyperspectral imaging to reveal pictographic scenes from this remarkable document and have published their findings in...

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16th-Century shipwrecks found off Cape Canaveral linked to lost French colony | Archaeology News Network

16th-Century shipwrecks found off Cape Canaveral linked to lost French colony | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

A private treasure salvage company says it’s found a shipwreck, buried in sand under the ocean off Cape Canaveral, that could be linked to the lost French colony of Fort Caroline.Global Marine Exploration Inc. has discovered scattered evidence of a historic wreck that includes some tantalizing clues: three French bronze cannons, at least one of which has markings from the time of the colony, and a French granite monument adorned with that country’s coat of...

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Ancient civilization in Mexico bred, ate rabbits | Art Daily

Ancient civilization in Mexico bred, ate rabbits | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Native people living in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, now a World Heritage site located in modern-day Mexico, likely bred rabbits to eat and used their bones for tools, researchers said Wednesday.
The study in the open-access journal PLOS ONE represents one of the first known examples of small mammal breeding in an indigenous culture that existed from the first to the seventh century AD.
"Because no large mammals such as goats, cows or horses were available for domestication in pre-Hispanic Mexico, many assume that Native Americans did not have...

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1,000-year-old earthen pits used to process corn unearthed in Mexico | Archaeology News Network

1,000-year-old earthen pits used to process corn unearthed in Mexico | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Archaeologists have uncovered 1,000-year-old circular earthen pits built into the ground at an ancient ceremonial complex in central Mexico likely to have been used to process corn.
Four small pits dating to 1,000-1,350 AD were discovered at the Old Tehuacan ceremonial complex in Puebla state "could be evidence of pre-Hispanic nixtamalisation work," researchers at the National Institute of Anthropology and...

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Le musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac propose une sélection d'articles issus des plus grands quotidiens internationaux et de la presse culturelle.

Kiosque du Monde propose un regard sur toute l'actualité culturelle et artistique internationale, d'Afrique, des Amériques, d'Asie et d'Océanie à travers une sélection d'articles de la presse du monde entier.