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CHINE : Des scientifiques chinois déchiffrent des éléments clés du code génétique du blé

Des scientifiques chinois et américains ont dressé la carte d'éléments clés dans le code génétique du blé panifiable, une découverte qui devrait permettre d'augmenter la productivité de cette céréale et de renforcer sa résistance aux conditions extrêmes.

Le séquençage du génome A, l'un des trois principaux génomes du blé, a été publié lundi sur le site Internet de l'hebdomadaire Nature.

L'identification d'environ 38.000 gènes devrait permettre d'accélérer les études approfondies sur la sélection génomique du blé et de jeter de nouvelles bases pour l'étude de l'évolution, de la domestication et de l'amélioration génétique de cette céréale.

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GB : Stonehenge : un monument préhistorique peut en cacher un autre

GB : Stonehenge : un monument préhistorique peut en cacher un autre | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Exposés dans un documentaire diffusé sur la chaîne britanniqueChannel 4, les résultats d’une étude de 10 ans menée sur les vestiges du site néolithique anglais de Stonehenge débouchent sur l’hypothèse d’une "double vie" du célèbre site.  

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ISRAEL : Holy Land Farming Began 5,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

ISRAEL : Holy Land Farming Began 5,000 Years Earlier Than Thought | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

For thousands of years, different groups of people have lived in the Negev desert, building stone walls and cities that survive to this day. But how did they make their living?

The current thinking is that these desert denizens didn't practice agriculture before approximately the first century, surviving instead by raising animals, said Hendrik Bruins, a landscape archaeologist at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

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ISRAEL : Holy Land Farming Began 5,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

ISRAEL : Holy Land Farming Began 5,000 Years Earlier Than Thought | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

For thousands of years, different groups of people have lived in the Negev desert, building stone walls and cities that survive to this day. But how did they make their living?

The current thinking is that these desert denizens didn't practice agriculture before approximately the first century, surviving instead by raising animals, said Hendrik Bruins, a landscape archaeologist at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

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GRECE : Crete wants Minoans on UNESCO list

GRECE : Crete wants Minoans on UNESCO list | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Crete  is still pushing for Knossos to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is now preparing a new folder titled Minoan civilization, which will include the most important monuments on the island, such as Phaistos, Zakros and the archaeological site of Malia, with Knossos dominating the list.

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ISRAEL : Holy Land farming began 5,000 years earlier than thought

ISRAEL : Holy Land farming began 5,000 years earlier than thought | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
By Douglas MainLiveScience AVDAT, Israel — For thousands of years, different groups of people have lived in the Negev desert, building stone walls and cities that survive to this day. But how did they make their living?
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GB : Mike Parker Pearson describes surprising findings at Stonehenge for Assembly Series’ Ferguson Science Lecture

GB : Mike Parker Pearson describes surprising findings at Stonehenge for Assembly Series’ Ferguson Science Lecture | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

The Stonehenge River Project “replaces centuries of speculation about even the most fundamental mysteries of Stonehenge with hard proof”

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GB : Ancient rock art at risk, warn experts

GB : Ancient rock art at risk, warn experts | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Urgent action is needed to prevent ancient art disappearing, experts have warned.

Researchers from the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS)  and School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG) studied the physical underpinnings and condition of Neolithic and Bronze Age rock art panels in Northumberland. They conclude climate change could cause the art to vanish because new evidence suggests stones may deteriorate more rapidly in the future.

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GB : Forscher: Stonehenge war ein Promi-Friehof

GB : Forscher: Stonehenge war ein Promi-Friehof | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Seit langem wird über den riesigen Steinkreis von Stonehenge in Südengland gerätselt: Diente es der Astronomie? War es ein rein ritueller Kultplatz? Ein englischer Forscher wartet mit einer neuen Theorie auf: Stonehenge sei ein Friedhof für die Elite gewesen.

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INDE : Secrets tumble out of Banga skeleton

INDE : Secrets tumble out of Banga skeleton | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
As experts continue to delve into study of adult human skeleton that was excavated from a mound in Banga village near Harirajpur in Jatni, interesting facts are...
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MARIANNES : Archaeologist says migration to Marianas longest ocean-crossing in human history

MARIANNES : Archaeologist says migration to Marianas longest ocean-crossing in human history | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

THE establishment of human settlements in the Marianas 3,500 years ago required long-distance migration and may perhaps have involved the longest ocean-crossing in human history.

Dr. Michael T. Carson and Dr. Hsiao-chun Hung from Australian National University in Canberra continue to make progress with their archaeological study north of the House of Taga on Tinian as they examine what may be the earliest human habitation in the region.

Carson told Variety that previously, archaeologists concluded that the first remote-distance island settlement occurred in Melanesia and Polynesia about 3000-2800 years ago...

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ITALIE (GB) : 7,000 BC: The dawn of cinema brought to life

ITALIE (GB) : 7,000 BC: The dawn of cinema brought to life | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

• P • I • T • O • T • I • is a multimedia digital rock art exhibition in the South Lecture Room of Cambridge University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA), on display until March 23. This is the first time it has been on display in the UK.

It brings some of the earliest human figures in European rock art to life with interactive graphics, 3D printing and video games; exploring the potential links between the world of archaeology and the world of film, digital humanities and computer vision.

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ROUMANIE 2 : Résultats de la Commission des recherches archéologiques 2013

ROUMANIE 2 : Résultats de la Commission des recherches archéologiques 2013 | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

La mission conduite par Olivier Weller

Cette mission menée depuis 2008 dans la région moldave porte sur l'étude des très anciennes mines de sel de Tolici (néolithique). L'activité de cette mission est ancienne en Roumanie, ses travaux portent notamment sur l'exploitation du sel à partir de la source d'eau minérale de Halabutoaia - Tolici (Neamt, Roumanie) où la production de sel est attestée depuis le Néolithique jusqu'à la fin de la période chalcolithique (6000-3500 avant JC) avec une stratigraphie importante de 8 m de haut (carottages effectués avec analyse de pollens). Ce travail est aujourd'hui dans une autre phase et repose davantage sur la mise en place d'un système d'information géographique pour élaborer des hypothèses dynamiques sur le développement de la production de sel en Europe et ses implications sur les organisations socio-économiques.

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GB : Stonehenge visitors to 'experience' standing in the ancient circle

GB : Stonehenge visitors to 'experience' standing in the ancient circle | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
A 360 degree cinema is being developed so visitors to Stonehenge can experience standing inside the ancient circle.
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IRLANDE : Bronze Age Ireland: the country’s golden era

IRLANDE : Bronze Age Ireland: the country’s golden era | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
In the early Bronze Age, Ireland had more than its fair share of gold. Was it imported, or are there forgotten deposits of gold?
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France : Trois chercheurs de l’Inrap honorés

France : Trois chercheurs de l’Inrap honorés | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Lors d’une cérémonie, à l’Institut de Paléontologie humaine à Paris, mardi 19 mars 2013, trois archéologues de l’Inrap ont été honorés. 

Pascal Depaepe, directeur scientifique et technique de l’Inrap, a reçu des mains de Jean-Paul Jacob, président de l’Inrap, les insignes de chevalier de l’ordre national du Mérite.Anne Augereau, directrice scientifique et technique adjointe de l’Inrap et Marc Talon, directeur du projet archéologique du canal Seine-Nord Europe, ont, quant à eux, reçu les insignes de chevalier des Arts et des Lettres des mains, respectivement, de Catherine Perlès, professeure émérite de l’université Paris X et  de Claude Mordant, professeur émérite de l’université de Bourgogne.
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CHINE : Farming has deep roots in Chinese ice age

The first crops in China and the Middle East were farmed around 11,000 years ago – but hunter-gatherers had been using the plants much longer than
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USA : Dig aims to save Native American burial mounds

USA : Dig aims to save Native American burial mounds | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Toye Heape stood on the slope of an ancient Native American burial mound, confident in the significance of what was beneath his feet.

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CHINE : Agricoltura nata per salvarsi da Era Glaciale

CHINE : Agricoltura nata per salvarsi da Era Glaciale | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Agricoltura nata per salvarsi da Era Glaciale. L'uomo è diventato contadino per sopravvivere all'Era Glaciale. A collocare nel tempo la genesi dell'agricoltura, uno studio coordinato dalla S
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France : le site néolithique de Ponteau (Martigues, Bouches-du-Rhône)

France : le site néolithique de Ponteau (Martigues, Bouches-du-Rhône) | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Le site archéologique de PONTEAU est implanté à 40 km à l'ouest de Marseille sur la commune littorale de Martigues, dans le département des Bouches-du-Rhône. Il occupe à 1000 m de la mer, l'extrémité d'un plateau calcaire entre le golfe de Fos et l’Etang de Berre. Cet établissement présente l'une des structurations néolithiques les plus développées du sud-est de la France. Il constitue à ce titre un support d’étude d’un grand intérêt, tant pour notre compréhension de l’organisation d’un habitat de la fin du Néolithique en Provence, que pour celles des interactions culturelles, environnementales et économiques qui s’y rapportent.

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USA : Archaeological dig aims to save Native American burial mounds

USA : Archaeological dig aims to save Native American burial mounds | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

 Toye Heape stood on the slope of an ancient Native American burial mound, confident in the significance of what was beneath his feet.

The 1,800-year-old site has long been known to historians. But Heape, vice president of the Native History Association, was still excited to see state archaeologists slowly burrowing into the dirt last week.

The excavation, scheduled to end Friday, was never intended to prove specifically what rests within the two small hills that sit just south of Highway 96 in the Westhaven subdivision. The intent is simply to preserve them.

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ESPAGNE : Una gran pinacoteca del Neolítico

ESPAGNE : Una gran pinacoteca del Neolítico | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
El Tajo de las Figuras, descubierto hace un siglo en Benalup, lleva tres años cerrado a las visitas
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ISRAEL : 10 mètres sous les mers

Sous 10 mètres d'eau et à proximité du rivage israélien, un site archéologique exceptionnel dormait depuis plusieurs millénaires. C'est l'histoire d'Atlit Yam, un village de pêcheurs, découvert en 1984 et qui continue de dévoiler ses secrets aujourd'hui.


 

Cette histoire est racontée pour la première fois dans un film réalisé par Jean Bergeron : Le Mystère d'Atlit Yam. Le film était projeté en avant-première la semaine dernière lors d'une conférence au Cœur des Sciences de Montréal. Pour l'occasion, le découvreur du village englouti, Ehud Galili, a présenté l'état de ses recherches.

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GB : Climate change threat to rock art

GB : Climate change threat to rock art | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Ancient rock art in Northumberland, thought to be up to 6,000 years old, could disappear because of changing weather conditions, experts warn.
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ISRAEL : Evidence of Stone Age Cultic Phallic Symbols Found in Israel

ISRAEL : Evidence of Stone Age Cultic Phallic Symbols Found in Israel | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Signs of the agricultural revolution in the Stone Age were found in northern Israel. Archaeologists discovered remains of an ancient village, along with sexual symbols.
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