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ROUMANIE 1 : Résultats de la Commission des recherches archéologiques 2013

ROUMANIE 1 : Résultats de la Commission des recherches archéologiques 2013 | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

La mission conduite par Laurent Carozza

Cette mission porte sur l'étude du peuplement de la région du delta du Danube et les effets des changements climatiques sur ces peuplements. L'équipe de Laurent Carozza, entretient des contacts réguliers avec l'Institut Français de Roumanie. Son dynamisme est illustré par la recherche de cofinancements dans le cadre de plusieurs appels régionaux (MISTRALS, INSU-IRD). Cette équipe a contribué à la réalisation de panneaux pour l'exposition "Dobrogea entre terre et mer : l'empreinte du temps et des hommes "organisée en 2012 en partenariat avec l'Institut Français de Roumanie. Ces panneaux ont été repris par le musée de Tulcea et feront désormais l'objet d'une exposition permanente. Scientifiquement, le sujet traité relève des changements paléogéographiques de la région du Nord de la Mer Noire au cours de l'Holocène précoce à moyen et possède un certain intérêt pour la compréhension de la propagation du Néolithique dans le centre et l'ouest de l'Europe. Ce travail est aussi une bonne méthode pour élaborer un cadre pré et proto-historique d'adaptation de la société aux changements environnementaux. Ces travaux décrivent les changements au cours du Néolithique associés à l'élévation du niveau de la mer modifiant les conditions de vie et d'habitabilité dans le delta du Danube, une zone particulièrement intéressante pour la coopération franco-roumaine en archéologie.

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GB : Bronze Age settlement unearthed in SW England

GB : Bronze Age settlement unearthed in SW England | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Excavations at the Hinkley C site have revealed the remains of a 3,000-year-old Bronze Age settlement. Archaeologists have also discovered the first Saxon grub hut to be found in Somerset, and a number of Roman features and artefacts, including a grain drier, quern stones, a stone anchor, fishing net weights, jewellery and graves.

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ISRAEL : Hallan restos de legumbres y símbolos sexuales de la Edad de Piedra en Israel

Restos que suponen una de las primeras evidencias del cultivo de legumbres en Oriente Medio, así como figurillas que simbolizan el culto sexual y que datan de la Edad de Piedra han sido hallados en unas excavaciones en el norte de Israel, informó hoy la Autoridad de Antigüedades de Israel (AAI).

La AAI precisó en un comunicado que el hallazgo se produjo de forma fortuita en unas excavaciones previas a la construcción de una línea férrea en la denominada intersección Ahihud, norte de Israel.

 

 

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GB : Horton quarry yields 'unprecedented' historical discovery

GB : Horton quarry yields 'unprecedented' historical discovery | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

AN UNPRECEDENTED historical discovery has been made in a quarry.

Archaeologists at the Kingsmead Quarry, in Stanwell Road, Horton, have unearthed the remains of four houses dating back 5,700 years ago- a discovery unprecedented in terms of the quantity of houses from that era found on a single site in England.

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Des tessons de poterie révèlent l'ancienneté de la fabrication du fromage

Des tessons de poterie révèlent l'ancienneté de la fabrication du fromage | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Lorsqu'il était jeune archéologue, Peter Bogucki avait fondé sa théorie révolutionnaire concernant le développement de la civilisation occidentale sur la plus ancienne technologie humaine: la poterie.

Mais il a fallu quelques-uns des développements les plus modernes en biochimie, et attendre plus de 30 ans, avant de confirmer qu'il avait raison.

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GB : 'Thousands' Gathered At Stonehenge For Winter Solstice, Historians Say

GB : 'Thousands' Gathered At Stonehenge For Winter Solstice, Historians Say | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Ancient people came from across Britain in their thousands to build Stonehenge and celebrate the winter solstice, researchers have said.
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TONGAS : Coral Clocks

TONGAS : Coral Clocks | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Uranium dating of coral tools used by the earliest settlers of the South Pacific island kingdom of Tonga offers unprecedented precision in reconstructing their history.
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ALLEMAGNE : Ein Schädelchirurg aus der Steinzeit

ALLEMAGNE : Ein Schädelchirurg aus der Steinzeit | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Im Roman „Gerrit – Schädelchirurg der Steinzeit“ schreibt Peter Gruß über einen Heiler. Der Regensburger Autor war selbst als Neurochirurg tätig.
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Dogs Domesticated 33,000 Years Ago, Skull Suggests

Dogs Domesticated 33,000 Years Ago, Skull Suggests | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
A DNA analysis suggests a Siberian skull belonged to a domesticated dog.
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Le meilleur ami de l'homme depuis 33 000 ans?

Le meilleur ami de l'homme depuis 33 000 ans? | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Le chien et l'homme entretiendraient des liens particuliers depuis beaucoup plus longtemps que les scientifiques ne l'avaient estimé à ce jour.
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GB : Is this Britain's first construction project?

GB : Is this Britain's first construction project? | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
What is thought to be Britain’s oldest construction project has been discovered in a Berkshire quarry. 

Four early Neolithic houses dating back to 3700 BC have been unearthed by archaeologists at Cemex’s Kingsmead Quarry in Berkshire.

They are thought to be even older than Stonehenge, which is dated to around 3000 BC.

The discovery is unprecedented on a single site in England and challenges current understanding of how people lived more than 5,700 years ago.

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SIBERIE : Le fossile d'un des plus vieux chiens du monde découvert en Sibérie

SIBERIE : Le fossile d'un des plus vieux chiens du monde découvert en Sibérie | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
L'analyse d'une dent datant d'il y a 33 000 ans a permis de déterminer qu'il s'agissait bien d'un ancêtre du chien moderne. 
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Inde : Megalithic stone circles found in SW India

Inde : Megalithic stone circles found in SW India | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Over 20 megalithic stone circles dating back to about 800 BC were discovered at Male Mahadeshwara Hills in Chamarajanagar district, according to T. Murugeshi, Associate Professor in the Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, MSRS College, Shirva.

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TURQUIE : Marmaray finds suggest ancient settlements related

TURQUIE : Marmaray finds suggest ancient settlements related | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

An excavation team has announced that evidence from two settlements in Istanbul dating back 8,500 years, uncovered during construction on the Marmaray Project, may indicate that their residents were related.

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GB : New theory over Stonehenge building

GB : New theory over Stonehenge building | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Thousands of people came from across Britain to help build Stonehenge, experts investigating the origins of the monument have said.

They said people travelled from as far afield as the Scottish Highlands.

Researchers from University College London said their findings overturned what was thought about the origins of the monument.

Until now it had been thought that Stonehenge was built as an astronomical calendar or observatory.

The latest findings, which came after a decade of research, suggested it was the act of building the monument rather than its purpose that was key.

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ESPAGNE : Nouveau blog : Sepulturas Neolíticas

ESPAGNE : Nouveau blog : Sepulturas Neolíticas | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

ESTE ES EL BLOG DEL PROYECTO HAR2011-23149: "APROXIMACION A LAS PRIMERAS COMUNIDADES NEOLITICAS DEL N-E PENINSULAR A TRAVES DE SUS PRACTICAS FUNERARIAS"

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Clay pot fragments reveal early start to cheese-making, a marker for civilization

Clay pot fragments reveal early start to cheese-making, a marker for civilization | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

As a young archaeologist, Peter Bogucki based his groundbreaking theory on the development of Western civilization on the most ancient of human technology, pottery. But it took some of the most modern developments in biochemistry — and 30 years —finally to confirm he was right.

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TURQUIE : Turkish minister criticizes archaeology excavations

TURQUIE :  Turkish minister criticizes archaeology excavations | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Some of the archaeologists currently working at excavation sites around Turkey are not taking their job seriously enough, Tourism and Culture Minister Ömer Çelik has said, according to daily Hürriyet. 

Çelik made the comments in an interview with Der Spiegel Magazine at the Berlin International Tourism Bourse, a well-known travel trade fair. 

German archeologists have been overseeing excavations at Göbekli Tepe, he said, adding that a total of 11,000 sculptures went missing from the site in 2010. “I am not accusing them of stealing, however, this is evidence that they are not giving sufficient importance to security issues.”

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Esther Valhöll's comment, March 12, 2013 2:58 PM
Je ne comprends pas très bien. Lorsque Çelik parle de 11000 sculptures, s'agit-il de celle de Göbekli Tepe ?Faut-il comprendre qu'il accuse Klaus Schmidt de voler ? N'est-ce pas à l'état turc de sécuriser le site ? Par ailleurs, je me suis toujours demandée pourquoi on n'a que des dessins des premières découvertes faites à Göbekli et non des photos.
Esther Valhöll's comment, March 12, 2013 3:01 PM
J'en profite pour signaler que le livre de Schmidt Si bauten die ersten Temple a été traduit en anglais par ex oriente : http://www.exoriente.org/
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GB : Stonehenge may have been burial site for Stone Age elite, say archaeologists

GB : Stonehenge may have been burial site for Stone Age elite, say archaeologists | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Centuries before the first massive sarsen stone was hauled into place at Stonehenge, the world’s most famous prehistoric monument may have begun life as a giant burial ground, according to a theory disclosed on Saturday.

More than 50,000 cremated bone fragments, of 63 individuals buried at Stonehenge, have been excavated and studied for the first time by a team led by archaeologist Professor Mike Parker Pearson, who has been working at the site and on nearby monuments for decades. He now believes the earliest burials long predate the monument in its current form.

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ALLEMAGNE : Police return smuggled Neolithic artefacts to Kosovo

Seven artefacts dating as far back as 4,000 BCE to the Neolithic period, and thought to belong to the Vinca, a prehistoric culture that traces back to 5,500 BCE in southern Europe, have been returned to Kosovo. They are believed to have been stolen during the 1998-99 Kosovo war, and were discovered by police in Germany in 2005. 
     Authorities think they were meant for sale to private collectors. There was no registry for the items and it took investigators years to authenticate them and confirm their origin. They have been placed in Kosovo's Archeological Museum in the capital Pristina alongside the museum's only previous artefact, a similar terracotta figurine known as 'Goddess on the Throne', returned from Serbia through the mediation of the United Nations.
     Kosovo's ethnic Albanians fought a separatist war against Serbia in 1998-99 and Serbia relocated some 1,200 artefacts from Kosovo's museum to Belgrade during the 78-day NATO bombing campaign that eventually ended the conflict. Serbia rejects Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence, and ownership of the artefacts is still hotly debated.

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GB : Stonehenge, le nuove scoperte: tra storia leggende e mistero

GB : Stonehenge, le nuove scoperte: tra storia leggende e mistero | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
STONEHENGE – 2013, nuove teorie sul significato del sito neolitico di Stonehenge.
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Libye : Stone-Age Skeletons Unearthed In Sahara Desert

Libye : Stone-Age Skeletons Unearthed In Sahara Desert | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Archaeologists have uncovered 20 Stone-Age skeletons in and around a rock shelter in Libya's Sahara desert, according to a new study.

The skeletons date between 8,000 and 4,200 years ago, meaning the burial place was used for millennia.

"It must have been a place of memory," said study co-author Mary Anne Tafuri, an archaeologist at the University of Cambridge. "People throughout time have kept it, and they have buried their people, over and over, generation after generation."

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ALLEMAGNE : Steinzeitliches aus der Tiefe des Marktplatzes

ALLEMAGNE : Steinzeitliches aus der Tiefe des Marktplatzes | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Freudige Überraschung im Röttinger Untergrund: Bei archäologischen Grabungen auf dem Marktplatz sind viele Scherben aus der Zeit vor Christi Geburt gefunden worden. Derart viele, dass Archäologen davon ausgehen, dass es bereits vor 4000 Jahren eine jungsteinzeitliche Siedlung im Röttinger Zentrum gab. Ein neuer Aspekt in der Geschichte der frühmittelalterlichen Stadt.
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IRAN : Iran completes first phase of mapping of archaeological sites

IRAN : Iran completes first phase of mapping of archaeological sites | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
The first phase of the project to map all of Iran’s archaeological sites has been completed by a team of experts.The map was unveiled during a ceremony at the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) in Tehran on Monday.
A total of 45,000 archaeological sites appear on the map, team director Abbas Moqaddam said at the ceremony.
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SIBERIE : Ancient DNA Analysis Affirms the Canid from Altai as a Primitive Dog

SIBERIE : Ancient DNA Analysis Affirms the Canid from Altai as a Primitive Dog | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

The origin of domestic dogs remains controversial, with genetic data indicating a separation between modern dogs and wolves in the Late Pleistocene. However, only a few dog-like fossils are found prior to the Last Glacial Maximum, and it is widely accepted that the dog domestication predates the beginning of agriculture about 10,000 years ago. In order to evaluate the genetic relationship of one of the oldest dogs, we have isolated ancient DNA from the recently described putative 33,000-year old Pleistocene dog from Altai and analysed 413 nucleotides of the mitochondrial control region. Our analyses reveal that the unique haplotype of the Altai dog is more closely related to modern dogs and prehistoric New World canids than it is to contemporary wolves. Further genetic analyses of ancient canids may reveal a more exact date and centre of domestication.

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