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Antiquity Vol 87:335, 2013 pp 108-120 - Jayson Orton and others - An early date for cattle from Namaqualand, South Africa: implications for the origins of herding in southern Africa

Antiquity Vol 87:335, 2013 pp 108-120 - Jayson Orton and others - An early date for cattle from Namaqualand, South Africa: implications for the origins of herding in southern Africa | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

When did cattle come to South Africa? Radiocarbon dates on a newly found cow horn indicates a time in the early first millennium AD. In a study of the likely context for the advent of cattle herding, the authors favour immigrants moving along a western route through Namibia.

Keywords: South Africa, Namaqualand, cattle, early herding, dispersal routes

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Antiquity Vol 87:335, 2013 pp 30-45 - Laurent Lespez and others - The lowest levels at Dikili Tash, northern Greece: a missing link in the Early Neolithic of Europe

Antiquity Vol 87:335, 2013 pp 30-45 - Laurent Lespez and others - The lowest levels at Dikili Tash, northern Greece: a missing link in the Early Neolithic of Europe | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Tells famously capture the historical sequences of the earliest farmers—but digging them is not easy. With a depth of strata of 17m at Dikili Tash, the earliest occupation was out of reach of a trench. But our researchers got there by coring, extending the date of the first occupation back 1000 years, and deducing, from small samples, the changing environment and possible connections with Anatolia.

Keywords: Greece, Macedonia, Early Neolithic, tell settlement, coring

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INDE : Udupi: Archaelogical Find Reveals Neolithic Mass Graves at Mahadeshwarabetta, near Hogenakal Falls

INDE : Udupi: Archaelogical Find Reveals Neolithic Mass Graves at Mahadeshwarabetta, near Hogenakal Falls | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

A mass burial ground dating back to Neolithic age was found Marikote that lies in the hill range of Mahadeshwarabetta, near Hogenakal Falls, stated Professor T Murugeshi, ancient history and archaeological department, MSRS College, Shirva, near here.

 
Professor T Murugesh and Karnataka archaeological department director Dr R Gopal stumbled upon the Neolithic era mass burial ground (20 feet x 40 feet in radius) at Marikote that lies on the right side of Hogenakal Falls, when they had actually gone to list the temples located in the mountain range of Alamabady, on the insistence of Swami Immadi Mahadeva of Saloor Brahanmutt, Male Mahadeshwarabetta.

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ESPAGNE : Juicio por la destrucción de la Cueva de Chaves, un yacimiento neolítico único en Europa

ESPAGNE : Juicio por la destrucción de la Cueva de Chaves, un yacimiento neolítico único en Europa | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
El juicio del Gobierno de Aragón contra Victorino Alonso y su empresa Fimbas, entre otros imputados, por la destrucción de la Cueva de Chaves en un coto de caza propiedad del empresario minero cuen...
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GB : Archaeological remake of 4,000-year-old boat faces "moment of truth" in Cornwall

GB : Archaeological remake of 4,000-year-old boat faces "moment of truth" in Cornwall | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
An amazing project to reconstruct an ancient boat, carried out using Bronze Age axeheads and prehistoric techniques in Cornwall, could see the vessel launch this week.
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PEROU : Evidence for maize (Zea mays) in the Late Archaic (3000–1800 B.C.) in the Norte Chico region of Peru

For more than 40 y, there has been an active discussion over the presence and economic importance of maize (Zea mays) during the Late Archaic period (3000–1800 B.C.) in ancient Peru. The evidence for Late Archaic maize has been limited, leading to the interpretation that it was present but used primarily for ceremonial purposes. Archaeological testing at a number of sites in the Norte Chico region of the north central coast provides a broad range of empirical data on the production, processing, and consumption of maize. New data drawn from coprolites, pollen records, and stone tool residues, combined with 126 radiocarbon dates, demonstrate that maize was widely grown, intensively processed, and constituted a primary component of the diet throughout the period from 3000 to 1800 B.C.

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KOSOVO : German police return smuggled artifacts to Kosovo

KOSOVO : German police return smuggled artifacts to Kosovo | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Seven artifacts dating as far back as 4,000 B.C. have been returned to Kosovo after German police stumbled on them in an unrelated raid, the country's culture minister said Friday.
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ARABIE SAOUDITE : Desert finds challenge horse taming ideas

ARABIE SAOUDITE : Desert finds challenge horse taming ideas | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Dig discoveries in the Arabian desert challenge accepted theories about horse domestication.
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ESPAGNE : La importancia de conocer el patrimonio

ESPAGNE : La importancia de conocer el patrimonio | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
La importancia de conocer el patrimonio . . Pilar Ruiz reflexiona sobre la rentabilidad social del legado arqueológica y propone más implicación para concienciar a la sociedad
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NEPAL : Archaeologists to survey and record prehistoric Himalayas

NEPAL : Archaeologists to survey and record prehistoric Himalayas | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Ateam of archaeologists from the University of York are to travel to the roof of the world to discover, survey, and record mountain archaeology in the Nepalese Himalayas.

The Himalayan Exploration and Archaeological Research Team (HEART) will spend four weeks documenting high-altitude artefact scatters, rock shelters and formerly inhabited hand-cut cave systems that were used either as settlements and/or tombs dating back to the 3rd century BC.

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Libye : Sacrifici di animali nel Sahara, una storia che inizia nel neolitico

Libye : Sacrifici di animali nel Sahara, una storia che inizia nel neolitico | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Affondano nella preistoria neolitica sahariana alcuni antichi rituali, ancora oggi in uso in molte popolazioni pastorali africane. Lo scenario e' l'altopiano del Messak in Libia sudoccidentale e i ricercatori che ne danno notizia sulla rivista Plos One sono gli archeologi della Missione della Sapienza, diretta da Savino di Lernia. Le attivita' di scavo hanno permesso di individuare nell'area decine di monumenti in pietra di forma circolare, spesso decorati con graffiti di bovini domestici.

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Ancient teeth bacteria record disease evolution

Ancient teeth bacteria record disease evolution | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
DNA preserved in calcified bacteria on the teeth of ancient human skeletons has shed light on the health consequences of the evolving diet and behavior from the Stone Age to the modern day.
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Pourquoi le chien digère le pain

Pourquoi le chien digère le pain | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
L'étude du génome du chien montre que cet animal a acquis, depuis l'invention de l'agriculture, la capacité de digérer l'amidon.
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Antiquity Vol 87:335, 2013 pp 46-63 - Zhang Chi and Hsiao-chun Hung - Jiahu 1: earliest farmers beyond the Yangtze River

Antiquity Vol 87:335, 2013 pp 46-63 - Zhang Chi and Hsiao-chun Hung - Jiahu 1: earliest farmers beyond the Yangtze River | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

The authors summarise the latest evidence for the introduction of rice cultivation into northern China, and show that it most probably began there in the early seventh millennium BC as a result of influence or migration from the Yangtze Valley.

Keywords: China, seventh millennium BC, Yellow River, Huai River, Hanshui River, Yangtze River, Jiahu, Baligang, rice

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Les hommes des cavernes et du Moyen-Age avaient moins de caries que nous

Les hommes des cavernes et du Moyen-Age avaient moins de caries que nous | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Les bactéries ont mauvaise réputation. A tort, dans la majorité des cas. Nous hébergeons dans nos corps dix fois plus de bactéries que de nos propres cellules et nous avons tout intérêt à ce que, là aussi, la biodiversité fasse loi.
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GRECE : Koutroulou Magoula: plus de 300 figurines d'argile préhistoriques découvertes

GRECE : Koutroulou Magoula: plus de 300 figurines d'argile préhistoriques découvertes | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Des archéologues de l'Université de Southampton étudiant un site néolithique dans le centre de la Grèce ont découvert plus de 300 figurines d'argile.
Il s'agit là de l'une des plus forte densité découverte dans le sud-est de l'Europe.

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CATALOGNE : Louvre investiga si Can Tintoré de Gavà (Barcelona) fue el gran taller joyero del Neolítico.

CATALOGNE : Louvre investiga si Can Tintoré de Gavà (Barcelona) fue el gran taller joyero del Neolítico. | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Hace 6.000 años Gavà fue la Amberes del neolítico. La ciudad belga es desde hace 150 la capital mundial de la talla de diamantes tal y como durante más de 1.000 Gavà fue el mayor centro productor d...
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MICRONESIE : Dig on Tinian pushes back settlement 3400 years

An Australian team of archaeologists have uncovered evidence of human burials and early human settlement in the Northern Marianas.

The excavation on Tinian Island dates human habitation back 3400 years.

Discoveries of wooden house posts, a cooking hearth, pottery and other artifacts paint a picture of the island's earliest inhabitants.

Peter Bellwood is a Professor of Archaeology at the Australian National University and he says Saipan is important because it was one of the first places to be reached by colonizing human populations...

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PEROU : Maize was a Key to the Rise of Early Civilization in Peru, Say Researchers

PEROU : Maize was a Key to the Rise of Early Civilization in Peru, Say Researchers | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

For years, archaeologists have debated the economic basis for the rise of civilization in the Andean region of Peru. The prevailing theory advanced the notion that the development and consumption of marine resources was the primary mover. Now, however, a team of research scientists have found evidence to dispel that theory.

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PEROU : Maize 'was key in Andean society'

PEROU : Maize 'was key in Andean society' | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
New evidence strengthens the argument that maize played an important role in ancient Peruvian civilisation 5,000 years ago, a study suggests.
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CATALOGNE : La Amberes del neolítico

CATALOGNE : La Amberes del neolítico | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
El Louvre investiga si las minas de Can Tintoré de Gavà fueron un gran taller joyero hace 6.000 años
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GB : Mold Gold Cape To Return To Area

GB : Mold Gold Cape To Return To Area | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
The Mold Gold Cape will go on loan from the British Museum for public display in Wales this summer. In partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
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PEROU : Scoperto un antico tempio in Perù: forse la costruzione più antica di sempre

PEROU : Scoperto un antico tempio in Perù: forse la costruzione più antica di sempre | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Presso il sito archeologico di El Paraíso, circa 40 chilometri a nord della capitale peruviana Lima, una squadra di archeologi ha scoperto quello che sembrerebbe essere un antico tempio risalente a circa 3000-5000 anni fa (da confermare tramite analisi al radiocarbonio). Se la datazione fosse confermata a 5000 anni, sarebbe la più antica struttura del mondo, individuata dagli archeologi sulla destra della piramide principale del sito.

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Nos ancêtres préhistoriques avaient moins de problèmes dentaires que nous

Nos ancêtres préhistoriques avaient moins de problèmes dentaires que nous | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Des chercheurs australiens ont comparé la plaque dentaire d’hommes préhistoriques avec celle des hommes modernes et ont montré que nos ancêtres présentaient moins de problèmes dentaires que nous.

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GB : Dartmoor burial site gives up its 4,000-year-old secrets

GB : Dartmoor burial site gives up its 4,000-year-old secrets | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

An archaeological find on Dartmoor is exciting academics from around the world – Martin Hesp has been finding out why the 4,500-year-old remains have been given international importance.

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