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GB : Archaeologists discover Britain's longest road to be 10,000 year old

GB : Archaeologists discover Britain's longest road to be 10,000 year old | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
BRITAIN’S longest road, built almost a century ago, may actually have been used for 10,000 years.
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RUSSIE / JAPON : Un village datant de l’époque néolithique découvert aux îles Kouriles

RUSSIE / JAPON : Un village datant de l’époque néolithique découvert aux îles Kouriles | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Les archéologues russes ont découvert un village datant de l’époque néolithique sur l’île d’Itouroup, qui fait partie de l’archipel des Kouri
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ALLEMAGNE/GRECE : German museum returns two Cycladic artefacts to Greece

ALLEMAGNE/GRECE : German museum returns two Cycladic artefacts to Greece | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Two masterpieces of early Cycladic art were returned to Greece from Germany on Friday - including one of the largest surviving marble Cycladic idols and a rare example of the Cycladic "frying-pan" vessels made of stone. 

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ISRAEL : Burial reveals complex origins of metallurgy

ISRAEL : Burial reveals complex origins of metallurgy | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
A recent find of a copper awl from a Middle Chalcolithic burial at Tel Tsaf in the Jordan Valley, Israel, suggests that cast metal technology was introduced much earlier than previously thought
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GB : Stonehenge builders' homes created

GB : Stonehenge builders' homes created | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Five Neolithic houses have been recreated at Stonehenge to reveal how the ancient monument's builders would have lived 4,500 years ago.

The single-room, 5m (16ft) wide homes made of chalk and straw daub and wheat-thatching, are based on archaeological remains at nearby Durrington Walls.

Susan Greaney, from English Heritage, said the houses are the result of "archaeological evidence, educated guess work, and lots of physical work."

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LIBYE : Vandals destroy prehistoric rock art in Libya's lawless Sahara

LIBYE : Vandals destroy prehistoric rock art in Libya's lawless Sahara | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Vandals have destroyed prehistoric rock art in lawless southern Libya, endangering a sprawling tableau of paintings and carvings classified by UNESCO as of "outstanding universal value."
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Lire dans l'ADN l'histoire du peuplement

Lire dans l'ADN l'histoire du peuplement | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Le mode de vie sédentaire, venu du Proche-Orient, s'est étendu à l'Europe du Sud par la voie maritime.

Tout le monde ou presque s'accorde à le dire: le nouvel âge de pierre a démarré il y a 12.000 à 10.000 ans au Proche-Orient, dans une région appelée le Croissant fertile (de l'Égypte du Nil jusqu'à la Mésopotamie du Tigre et de l'Euphrate, en Anatolie, et jusqu'au golfe Persique). C'est là que commence la révolution du néolithique, avec son cortège de profondes mutations techniques, économiques et sociales, qui s'étendront ensuite à toute l'Europe.

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FRANCE : Lannion. Des maisons du néolithique découvertes

FRANCE : Lannion.  Des maisons du néolithique découvertes | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Depuis début avril, une équipe de sept archéologues de l'Inrap (1) effectue des fouilles sur le site de Kervouric, à Servel, en amont de l'aménagement d'une deuxième tranche de lotissement. Trois maisons les plus occidentales connues à ce jour pour le néolithique (2) ont été mises au jour.
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SUISSE : Un ouvrage sur les haches et haches-marteaux du Néolithique

SUISSE : Un ouvrage sur les haches et haches-marteaux du Néolithique | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Le tome 52 de la série Archéologie neuchâteloise s'intéresse aux 2000 objets en pierre polie trouvés sur le site néolithique de Saint-Blaise/Bains des Dames. Il s'agit du cinquième ouvrage consacré à ce gisement, fouillé entre 1986 et 1988 lors de la construction de l'A5.

Les outils ont été trouvés dans les vestiges de plusieurs villages palafittiques, il y a des haches, des haches-marteaux, des pendentifs et des pilons. L'ouvrage de 368 pages propose des figures, des planches, et une analyse du savoir-faire de l'époque. Il est en vente au Laténium à Hauterive. /mvr
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ECOSSE : Earliest houses, Bronze Age cremations and tools found by archaeologists in Scotland

ECOSSE : Earliest houses, Bronze Age cremations and tools found by archaeologists in Scotland | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
A pair of rare jet necklaces from Yorkshire and evidence of Mesolithic coastal industries are among discoveries covering 7,000 years of history in south-west Scotland.
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Journée régionale d'archéologie en Bourgogne, 24/05/14

Journée régionale d'archéologie en Bourgogne, 24/05/14 | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Quand ?Samedi 24 mai

 

Organisée par le Service Régional d’Archéologie de Bourgogne, en partenariat avec l’UMR ARTEHIS.

Où ? : amphithéâtre du Pôle d’économie et de gestion, Université de Bourgogne

 
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GB : Burnt offerings: the Bradford Kaims project

GB : Burnt offerings: the Bradford Kaims project | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Research by a team of archaeologists is providing some remarkable insights into British wetland prehistory and in particular the enigmatic burnt mound
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MEDITERRANEE : Un bateau futuriste au service de la préhistoire

MEDITERRANEE : Un bateau futuriste au service de la préhistoire | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

contrairement à ce que la communauté scientifique pensait jusqu’en 2010, les premiers marins de la Méditerranée naviguaient déjà à cette époque très reculée. En effet, des archéologues ont retrouvé en Crète, au sud de la Grèce, des pierres taillées paléolithiques remontant de 700.000 à 130.000 ans. Ces trouvailles, qui attestent l’installation d’hommes sur l’île avant le néolithique, ont été retrouvées près de vestiges de plate-forme maritimes remontant à au moins 130.000 ans. Il s’agit de la plus ancienne preuve de navigation au monde.

Cet été, en explorant les paysages préhistoriques engloutis par les eaux dans le golfe de Nauplie, en Grèce, les chercheurs de la mission Terra Submersa souhaitent évaluer le rôle de la Grèce dans l’essor du mode de vie néolithique, originaire du Proche-Orient. Comment est-on passé de campements de chasseurs-cueilleurs nomades du paléolithique et du mésolithique aux villages d’éleveurs et d’agriculteurs sédentaires du néolithique ? On trouve notamment sous les eaux du golfe de Nauplie la grotte de Franchthi, occupée pendant près de 35.000 ans, du paléolithique au néolithique. « Cette occupation, étonnamment longue, en fait une exception à l’échelle européenne, rappelle Julien Beck, responsable scientifique de l’expédition. La grotte constitue ainsi une cible de choix pour l’étude des paysages submergés, puisqu’il y a forcément eu une interaction entre ses occupants et la mer au fil des millénaires. Peut-être y trouverons-nous l’un des premiers villages d’Europe ? »

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FRANCE : Sept bras gauches retrouvés au fond d'une fosse par des archéologues

FRANCE : Sept bras gauches retrouvés au fond d'une fosse par des archéologues | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
La découverte a été faite dans le Haut-Rhin. L'équipe affirme n'avoir "jamais rien vu de semblable".
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Ancient Europe Colonized by Island Hoppers?

Ancient Europe Colonized by Island Hoppers? | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
The spread of agriculture can be seen in the DNA of modern-day Mediterranean people, scientists say.
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POLOGNE : Polish meteorite venerated by Neolithic man?

POLOGNE : Polish meteorite venerated by Neolithic man? | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

A meteorite found in the remains of a Neolithic hut in Bolkow, north west Poland, may have been used for shamanic purposes, academics have argued.

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Agronomic conditions in ancient Near East 12,000 years ago

Agronomic conditions in ancient Near East 12,000 years ago | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Researchers describe the characteristics of agriculture at its beginnings by comparing kernel and wood samples from ancient Near East sites —- the birthplace of Western agriculture -- with present day samples. It is the first time that direct evidences enable to know humidity and fertility conditions of crops, as well as the process of cereal domestication developed by humans from the Neolithic (12,000 years ago) to early Roman times (around 2,000 years ago).
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GB : Archaeologists find Bronze Age settlement beneath Aberdeen park and ride site

GB : Archaeologists find Bronze Age settlement beneath Aberdeen park and ride site | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have found evidence of industrial, agricultural and domestic activity dating from up to 4,000 years at a park and ride link road site near Aberdeen.
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Universitat de Barcelona - Mitochondrial DNA of first Near Eastern farmers is sequenced for the first time

Universitat de Barcelona - Mitochondrial DNA of first Near Eastern farmers is sequenced for the first time | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

The mitochondrial DNA of the first Near Eastern farmers has been sequenced for the first time. In the research, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, experts analysed samples from three sites located in the birthplace of Neolithic agricultural practices: the Middle Euphrates basin and the oasis of Damascus, located in today’s Syria and date at about 8,000 BC.

The paper is signed by Daniel Turbón and Alejandro Pérez Pérez, from theDepartment of Animal Biology of the University of Barcelona (UB); Eva Fernández, from Liverpool John Moores University; Cristina Gamba, Eduardo Arroyo Pardo and Pedro Cuesta, from Complutense University of Madrid; Eva Prats, from the Spanish National Research Council, and Josep Anfruns and Miquel Molist, from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). The study is focused on the analysis of mitochondrial DNA —a type of non-Mendelian maternally inherited DNA— from the first Neolithic farmers, by means of samples obtained by the UAB research group which were first processed by the UB research group.

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FRANCE : La plage des Sables abrite un site âgé de 6 000 ans

FRANCE : La plage des Sables abrite un site âgé de 6 000 ans | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Des ossements d'animaux, des outils en silex, des fragments de poterie... Entrevus voici trente-cinq ans, ces éléments du néolithique sont réapparus après les
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FRANCE : Fouilles archéologiques. Un site du Néolithique mis au jour à Servel

FRANCE : Fouilles archéologiques. Un site du Néolithique mis au jour à Servel | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Des fouilles archéologiques ont permis de découvrir un site du néolithique ancien (4 800 av J-C), exceptionnellement conservé, sur le terrain d'un futur
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EGYPTE : Discovering the artists of the Eastern Sahara

EGYPTE : Discovering the artists of the Eastern Sahara | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Recently discovered rock art on the walls of a cave in the Egyptian Western Desert has been provisionally dated by a Cambridge University archaeologist as between 6,000 and 7,000 years old, created at least 1,000 years before the building of the pyramids. The drawings add weight to the argument that Egyptian culture drew on cultural influences from Africa and not only from the Near East.
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ESPAGNE : Prehistoric hunting scenes unearthed in Spanish cave

ESPAGNE : Prehistoric hunting scenes unearthed in Spanish cave | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

A series of hunting scenes dating from 7,000 years ago have been found by archaeologists on the six-metre long wall of a small cave in the region of Vilafranca in Castellón, eastern Spain—but it is being kept a secret for now.

A layer of dust and dirt covered ten figures, including bulls, two archers and a goat. The murals were exposed to harsh weather but the paintings pigments have not seriously deteriorated. 

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PAYS-BAS : Archaelogists find ancient pottery and bones close to IJssel river

Archeologists have found pottery, charcoal, flint and bones dating back 4,000 years during the digging of a high water trench along the river IJssel. Most of the finds date from between 2000 BC and the beginning of the Christian era, although some are from the older Neolithic period. - 

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GB : Research dates the British settlers who constructed first monuments at Stonehenge

GB : Research dates the British settlers who constructed first monuments at Stonehenge | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Astonishing new findings reveal Amesbury is now the longest continuous settlement in the UK. Previously it was thought that Stonehenge was conceived by European immigrants but this shows that British settlers were behind its construction.
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