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FRANCE : Archéologie : le Morbihan dévoile de précieux vestiges armoricains

FRANCE : Archéologie : le Morbihan dévoile de précieux vestiges armoricains | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Des fouilles préventives menées par l’Inrap ont mis au jour de précieux vestiges du néolithique et de l’âge du bronze au Bono (Morbihan) : des fours en pierre ainsi qu’une nécropole probablement familiale.
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ITALIE : «L'età del rame» piace a undicimila visitatori

ITALIE : «L'età del rame» piace a undicimila visitatori | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Andare alla scoperta delle origini della metallurgia, indagare le antiche manifestazioni del sacro, osservare da vicino una copia perfetta di Ötzi, la celebre mummia dell'uomo venuto dal ghiaccio: è la triplice insolita esperienza proposta dalla...
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GRECE/ALLEMAGNE : Thousands of Greek antiquities repatriated from Germany

GRECE/ALLEMAGNE : Thousands of Greek antiquities repatriated from Germany | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Germany's Pfahlbaumuseum will in June return to Greece 8,000 pottery fragments illegally excavated from Thessaly during the Second World War
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EUROPE : L'ADN ancien des européens révèle l'existence d'une mystérieuse migration il y a 4800 ans

EUROPE : L'ADN ancien des européens révèle l'existence d'une mystérieuse migration il y a 4800 ans | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
L'ADN ancien des européens révèle l'existence d'une mystérieuse migration il y a 4800 ans
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New archaeological 'high definition' sourcing sharpens understanding of the past

New archaeological 'high definition' sourcing sharpens understanding of the past | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
A new method of sourcing the origins of artefacts in high definition is set to improve our understanding of the past.
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IRLANDE : Family finds 5,000-year-old artwork under gorse bushes

AMATEUR historians have uncovered 5,000-year-old artwork on stones hidden under thick gorse. 

The find in north Donegal is the largest collection of prehistoric rock art in Ireland.

Adam Porter and his wife Angela MacLochlainn are now hoping the discovery can be preserved and marketed to tourists.

Most of the rocks were documented in the 1970s by a Dutch archaeologist. They feature circular markings carved into the rock 3,000 years before Christ. But 40 years of growing gorse had hidden them away.

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GB : Stonehenge visitor centre: A lot of history

GB : Stonehenge visitor centre: A lot of history | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Stonehenge’s first building work in many years is nearly complete. All it’s taken is 20 years, several design competitions and nearly £40m in planning costs
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CHINE : New discovery of ancient diet shatters conventional ideas of how agriculture emerged

CHINE : New discovery of ancient diet shatters conventional ideas of how agriculture emerged | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Archaeologists have made a discovery in southern subtropical China which could revolutionise thinking about how ancient humans lived in the region. They have uncovered evidence for the first time that people living in Xincun 5,000 years ago may have practised agriculture -- before the arrival of domesticated rice in the region.

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PACIFIQUE : Studies examine clues of transoceanic contact

Pottery offers a bonanza of information for archaeologists. It represents a revolution in container technology, and the clay from which it is made provides a canvas with many possibilities for self-expression.
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ITALIE : La Grotta del Cervo a Porto Badisco

ITALIE : La Grotta del Cervo a Porto Badisco | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Il tratto disegnato dall'uomo del neolitico nella Grotta dei cervi a Porto Badisco ha straordinarie corrispondenze con l'arte moderna
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CHINE : L'agriculture en Chine du sud, avant le riz

CHINE : L'agriculture en Chine du sud, avant le riz | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Diffusion de l'agriculture en Chine. Au néolithique une étude montre qu'avant le développement du riz, les habitants utilisaient, et cultivaient (?), d'autres végétaux comme le palmier, la banane...
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CHINE : Site provides clearer picture of China's past

New archaeological discoveries in Yuyao city, in eastern China's Zhejiang province, provide a clearer picture of life in China's Neolithic age and confirm that the nation originated the practice of paddy cultivation.
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GB : Unearthing the early Neolithic in the shadow of Wideford Hill

GB : Unearthing the early Neolithic in the shadow of Wideford Hill | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
An excavation of a Neolithic settlement site in St Ola is approaching the end of its first week. The site, at Smerquoy, was reported to archaeologist Christopher Gee several years ago by the landow...
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ITALIE : Paura per la mummia ghiacciata di Oetzi a Bolzano a causa di un incendio. La maledizione continua?

ITALIE : Paura per la mummia ghiacciata di Oetzi a Bolzano a causa di un incendio. La maledizione continua? | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Attimi di paura al museo archeologico di Bolzano: un incendio provocato da un corto circuito ad un generatore ha rischiato di far perdere numerose opere.
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MEXIQUE : Eight new archaeological sites discovered in Mexico

MEXIQUE : Eight new archaeological sites discovered in Mexico | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

In the rocky shelters of Sierra Mayor, located south of Mexicali, Baja California, investigators of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) discovered eight temporary campsites that are between 400 and 7,000 years old and linked to the Cucapa culture. Also, the campsites have provided proof in the form of isolated archaeological materials, like hundreds of animal bones —some of these are extinct—, as well as ceramic and lithic objects, as well as places where iron oxide was used as pigment for body and mural paint.

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FRANCE : Gavrinis. Apprendre à graver comme au néolithique

FRANCE : Gavrinis. Apprendre à graver comme au néolithique | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Gavrinis. Apprendre à graver comme au néolithique - À Gavrinis, les archéologues mènent une expérience inédite : reconstituer les gestes des graveurs du néolithique, auteurs des magnifiques gravures qui ornent les dalles du cairn.
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FRANCE : Le Bono. Une nécropole de l'âge du Bronze mise au jour

FRANCE : Le Bono. Une nécropole de l'âge du Bronze mise au jour | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Petite nécropole Bronze ancien, fours néolithiques, interview vidéo du RO.

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What prehistoric dog burials tell us about owners

What prehistoric dog burials tell us about owners | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

An analysis of ancient dog burials finds that the typical prehistoric dog owner ate a lot of seafood, had spiritual beliefs, and wore jewelry that sometimes wound up on the dog.

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SUEDE : L'engrais été déjà utilisé il y a 5000 ans

SUEDE : L'engrais été déjà utilisé il y a 5000 ans | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Des chercheurs de l'Université de Göteborg ont passé de nombreuses années à étudier les vestiges d'une communauté de l'âge de pierre sur le site de Karleby près de la ville de Falköping, en Suède.

Actuellement, ils cherchent à montrer que les engrais étaient déjà utilisées au cours de l'âge de pierre scandinave. Les résultats de leurs premières analyses semblent apporter cette confirmation.

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CHINE : Site provides clearer picture of China's ancient past

CHINE : Site provides clearer picture of China's ancient past | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

New archaeological discoveries in Yuyao city, in eastern China's Zhejiang province, provide a clearer picture of life in China's Neolithic age and confirm that the nation originated the practice of paddy cultivation.

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PACIFIQUE : DID JAPANESE FISHERMEN DISCOVER AMERICA 5,000 YEARS AGO?

PACIFIQUE : DID JAPANESE FISHERMEN DISCOVER AMERICA 5,000 YEARS AGO? | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

The possibility that various European, African, or Asian cultures might have “discovered” the Americas centuries or even millennia before Columbus is a wildly popular idea. Numerousbooks, magazines, and television programs have been devoted to the topic. Most of these claims are complete nonsense, but at least one has the distinction of having been championed by a respected archaeologist who works for the normally reputable Smithsonian Institution.

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CHINE : Sago-Type Palms Were an Important Plant Food Prior to Rice in Southern Subtropical China

CHINE : Sago-Type Palms Were an Important Plant Food Prior to Rice in Southern Subtropical China | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Poor preservation of plant macroremains in the acid soils of southern subtropical China has hampered understanding of prehistoric diets in the region and of the spread of domesticated rice southwards from the Yangtze River region. According to records in ancient books and archaeological discoveries from historical sites, it is presumed that roots and tubers were the staple plant foods in this region before rice agriculture was widely practiced. But no direct evidences provided to test the hypothesis. Here we present evidence from starch and phytolith analyses of samples obtained during systematic excavations at the site of Xincun on the southern coast of China, demonstrating that during 3,350–2,470 aBC humans exploited sago palms, bananas, freshwater roots and tubers, fern roots, acorns, Job's-tears as well as wild rice. A dominance of starches and phytoliths from palms suggest that the sago-type palms were an important plant food prior to the rice in south subtropical China. We also believe that because of their reliance on a wide range of starch-rich plant foods, the transition towards labour intensive rice agriculture was a slow process.

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ALLEMAGNE : Nos ancêtres étaient-ils cannibales ?

ALLEMAGNE : Nos ancêtres étaient-ils cannibales ? | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Le cannibalisme aux temps préhistoriques a été évoqué par les archéologues dès le 19ème siècle. Mais ce n'est que récemment que cette pratique a été avérée sur certains sites, dont celui de Herxheim, dans l’ouest de l’Allemagne. Un site sur lequel l’archéologue français Bruno Boulestin a beaucoup travaillé.

Les explications de Bruno Boulestin, chercheur à l'Université de Bordeaux au laboratoire d'anthropologie des populations passées et présentes. Il donne une conférence ce soir à l'Université de Genève sur "Le cannibalisme préhistorique". Un sujet de Pascaline Minet.

 
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JORDANIE : New geoglyphs of the Jordanian Harrat

JORDANIE : New geoglyphs of the Jordanian Harrat | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

The eastern “panhandle” of the kingdom of Jordan is partly covered by a vast and rugged lava desert, the Harrat, covering about 11.400 km2 (Fig. 1). Scoured by wind in winter and scorched dry by the sun in summer, the surface is covered by black basalt stones, making this area seem as uninviting, hostile and inaccessible as is imaginable.

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Making of Europe unlocked by DNA

Making of Europe unlocked by DNA | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
DNA sequenced from nearly 40 ancient skeletons has shed light on the complex prehistoric events that created the present day European population.
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