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VIETNAM : Prehistoric farm tools, cave paintings found in NE Vietnam

VIETNAM :  Prehistoric farm tools, cave paintings found in NE Vietnam | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Archaeologists recently found something unique in the northeastern province of Ha Giang: a set of five stone hoes dating back to 4,000 years ago.

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GB : Archaeologists uncover remains of Stortford "henge"

A HENGE – or Prehistoric monument - may have been unearthed on the outskirts of Bishop’s Stortford.

Stonehenge in Wiltshire Archaeologists investigating sites earmarked for thousands of new homes on the town’s ASRs – areas of special restraint – believe they could have found a Neolithic earthwork in the form of a ritual enclosure on the site along the A120 bypass.

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GB : Ancient henge discovered in North Downs

GB : Ancient henge discovered in North Downs | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
An ancient ceremonial site the size of Stonehenge has been discovered on the North Downs.

The exact purpose of the site - a neolithic “henge” near Hollingbourne - remains shrouded in mystery, but a large amount of burnt bone and pottery uncovered suggest it was used in a ritual capacity for almost 2000 years, as far back as 2500BC, the end of the Stone Age.

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James Mellaart 14 November 1925 - 29 July 2012

James Mellaart  14 November 1925 - 29 July 2012 | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

James Mellaart, whose accounts of his discoveries at Çatalhöyük in the early 1960s startled the archaeological world and amazed the public, died at the end of July, aged 86.

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SARDAIGNE : The use of multi-criteria GIS to analyse the long flint blades of Sardinia, Italy

SARDAIGNE : The use of multi-criteria GIS to analyse the long flint blades of Sardinia, Italy | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Among applications of GIS analysis to archaeological research questions, case studies concerned with defined phenomena in discrete areas, in particular islands (Gaffney & Stančič 1991; Bevan & Conolly 2004) form an ideal subject. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean, Sardinia is thus a perfect place for testing such applications; the object of our analysis is the distribution in this region of long blades produced in a highly specialised environment at the end of the Neolithic (4000–3300 cal BC) (Figure 1). These long blades, obtained mainly through pressure flaking, are made on very high quality flint from deposits in the area of Perfugas (Sassari), where a specialist workshop producing such artefacts has been identified (Costa & Pelegrin 2004).

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GB : Stevens and Fuller - Did Neolithic farming fail? The case for a Bronze Age agricultural revolution in the British Isles

This paper rewrites the early history of Britain, showing that while the cultivation of cereals arrived there in about 4000 cal BC, it did not last. Between 3300 and 1500 BC Britons became largely pastoral, reverting only with a major upsurge of agricultural activity in the Middle Bronze Age. This loss of interest in arable farming was accompanied by a decline in population, seen by the authors as having a climatic impetus. But they also point to this period as the time of construction of the great megalithic monuments, including Stonehenge. We are left wondering whether pastoralism was all that bad, and whether it was one intrusion after another that set the agenda on the island.

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ESPAGNE : El yacimiento neolítico de Jaraíz de la Vera (Cáceres) podría reunir más de 35 dólmenes

ESPAGNE : El yacimiento neolítico de Jaraíz de la Vera (Cáceres) podría reunir más de 35 dólmenes | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
El alcalde de Jaraíz de la Vera (Cáceres), José Bonifacio Sánchez Cruz, ha declarado a Europa Press que el dolmen encontrado en su municipio no es el único, sino que podrían existir "entre 35 y 38 dólmenes en la dehesa boyal" de la localidad..
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FRANCE : Journées du Patrimoine 2012 - Préhistoire - Anthropologie - Hominidés

FRANCE : Journées du Patrimoine 2012 - Préhistoire - Anthropologie - Hominidés | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

"Le thème choisi pour les 29e Journées européennes du patrimoine 2012 est destiné à réveiller l'insatiable curiosité qui nous anime. Inviter à découvrir les « patrimoines cachés », c'est faire appel à notre âme d'enfant, à la joie de lever le voile sur une part de mystère et au plaisir de lever le nez ou de baisser le regard sur des trésors insoupçonnés".

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ESPAGNE : Un dolmen de Jaraíz de la Vera (Cáceres) recientemente excavado permanecerá abierto a las visitas

ESPAGNE : Un dolmen de Jaraíz de la Vera (Cáceres) recientemente excavado permanecerá abierto a las visitas | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
La Consejería de Educación y Cultura del Gobierno de Extremadura (GobEx) y el Ayuntamiento de Jaraíz de la Vera firmarán un protocolo de colaboración para mantener abierto a las visitas un dolmen del Neolítico que se ha terminado de excavar...
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FRANCE : Archéologie : cuisson de viande à la façon des néolithiques , La Mézière

FRANCE : Archéologie : cuisson de viande à la façon des néolithiques , La Mézière | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Depuis février 2012 : l'Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives (Inrap) procède à des fouilles sur le site des Lignes de la Gonzée qui doit accueillir un lotissement.Une première phase s'est achevée en juin dernier ayant mis en évidence une quarantaine de foyers du néolithique avoisinant une construction monumentale sur poteaux de 50 m de long sur 12 de large soit 600 m 2 . Un foyer a été daté de moins 6 200 ans.

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ECOSSE : Chamber of secrets: Historic Scotland launches virtual tour of Maeshowe

ECOSSE : Chamber of secrets: Historic Scotland launches virtual tour of Maeshowe | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Orkney is world-famous for its spectacular Neolithic archaeology, and now visitors from all over the globe will be able to explore one of its most enigmatic monuments, after a new virtual tour of Maeshowe chambered tomb went live today

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CORSE : Fouilles archéologiques : Le Niolu néolithique décrypté

CORSE : Fouilles archéologiques : Le Niolu néolithique décrypté | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Une nouvelle campagne de fouilles archéologiques se déroule ce mois d’août à Calacuccia au Niolu sur le site d’U Castellu di Sarravalle. Depuis trois ans, près de 13 000 objets ont déjà été récupérés et étudiés, preuve de la richesse du Niolu néolithique. Et le site, qui surplombe le barrage hydroélectrique, est loin d’avoir livré tous ses secrets. Explications, pour Corse Net Infos, de Ghjuvan-Filippu Antolini, archéologue et responsable du chantier de fouilles.

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GB : Video: Virtual tour of Orkney’s Maeshowe tomb

SCOTS across the globe will now be able to enjoy one of Orkney’s most enigmatic Neolithic monuments from their own homes.
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FRANCE : Chassey-le-Camp : Le site néolithique mis en valeur

Impossible pour cette petite commune de 300 âmes de passer à côté des Journées du patrimoine. Quand le nom du village a donné le nom à une civilisation, les Journées du patrimoine sont toujours un événement.

Cette année encore, la municipalité a décidé de consacrer une exposition et des conférences sur le sujet. L’archéologue Jean-Paul Thévenot (le dernier fouilleur du site) sera présent avec une exposition d’objets trouvés sur place ainsi que des pièces du musée Rollin d’Autun.

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VIETNAM : Ancient farm tools help dig up the past

Archaeologists recently found something unique in
the northeastern province of Ha Giang: a set of five stone hoes dating back to 4,000 years ago.

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ESPAGNE : Crean un visor cartográfico sobre los yacimientos de las Lagunas de Villafáfila

ESPAGNE : Crean un visor cartográfico sobre los yacimientos de las Lagunas de Villafáfila | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

El entorno de las Lagunas de Villafáfila, en Zamora, conforma una reserva natural con un importante valor arqueológico. Se trata de unas lagunas con gran contenido en sal y desde hace siglos sus pobladores han realizado una explotación del recurso (las ocupaciones salineras más antiguas que se conocen datan de la Edad del Cobre, en concreto en el periodo Campaniforme, en torno al 2500-2000 antes de Cristo). Como explica Ángel Palomino, de la empresa Aratikos Arqueología, hace tres años se puso en marcha un proyecto de investigación en coordinación con la Junta de Castilla y León y el Departamento de Prehistoria de la Universidad de Valladolid para llevar a cabo un estudio de los sistemas de explotación de la sal en la prehistoria reciente.

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GRECE : Koutroulou Magoula in central Greece: from the Neolithic to the present

GRECE : Koutroulou Magoula in central Greece: from the Neolithic to the present | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

The aim of this article is to introduce a new, inter-disciplinary and international, long-term research project, the Koutroulou Magoula Archaeology and Archaeological Ethnography Project, to outline its aims and report on some of its results.

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TURQUIE : Dietrich and others - The role of cult and feasting in the emergence of Neolithic communities. New evidence from Gobekli Tepe, south-eastern Turkey

TURQUIE : Dietrich and others - The role of cult and feasting in the emergence of Neolithic communities. New evidence from Gobekli Tepe, south-eastern Turkey | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Göbekli Tepe is one of the most important archaeological discoveries of modern times, pushing back the origins of monumentality beyond the emergence of agriculture. We are pleased to present a summary of work in progress by the excavators of this remarkable site and their latest thoughts about its role and meaning. At the dawn of the Neolithic, hunter-gatherers congregating at Göbekli Tepe created social and ideological cohesion through the carving of decorated pillars, dancing, feasting—and, almost certainly, the drinking of beer made from fermented wild crops.

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Esther Valhöll's comment, September 12, 2012 7:02 AM
Les deux objets circulaires ont-ils été découverts récemment ? S'agit-il de meules ?

Ne peut-on lire l'article que si l'on est abonné ?
Lemercier Olivier's comment, September 12, 2012 9:36 AM
Je n'ai malheureusement pas plus de détail. Antiquity est effectivement une revue en accès payant mais qui peut se trouver dans les principales bibliothèques d'archéologie.
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GB : Herders, Not Farmers, Built Stonehenge

GB : Herders, Not Farmers, Built Stonehenge | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

The ancient builders of Stonehenge may have had a surprisingly meaty diet and mobile way of life. Although farming first reached the British Isles around 6,000 years ago, cultivation had given way to animal raising and herding by the time Stonehenge and other massive stone monuments began to dot the landscape, a new study finds.

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GB : Digging deep to learn about Herefordshire's past

RESIDENTS looking to dig deep into Herefordshire’s past are being invited to a hilltop excavation in the Golden Valley.
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SENEGAL : Dakar floods uncover ancient jewellery: researchers

SENEGAL : Dakar floods uncover ancient jewellery: researchers | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

DAKAR — Pieces of pottery, iron tools and jewellery dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Dakar after recent torrential rains flooded some suburbs, university researchers told AFP on Monday.

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SENEGAL : A Ouest Foire, les inondations dévoilent des objets datant de 7.000 ans avant J. C.

SENEGAL : A Ouest Foire, les inondations dévoilent des objets datant de 7.000 ans avant J. C. | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Des archéologues du département d’Histoire viennent de découvrir, par hasard, un site archéologique au quartier d’Ouest Foire, à l’angle d’une maison. Les objets retrouvés dateraient du néolithique même s’ils doivent être soumis au carbone 14 pour en fixer la datation exacte.

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ISRAEL : Neolithic animal figurines unearthed near Jerusalem

ISRAEL : Neolithic animal figurines unearthed near Jerusalem | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Two figurines from the New Stone Age (Pre-Pottery Neolithic B) were discovered in excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is currently conducting at the Tel Moza archaeological site, prior to work being carried out on the new Highway 1 from Sha'ar HaGai to Jerusalem by the National Roads Company.

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KOREE : World’s oldest boat remains found in Korea

KOREE : World’s oldest boat remains found in Korea | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

An 8,000-year-old wooden boat, believed to be the oldest of its kind ever discovered in the world, has been unearthed in Uljin, 330 kilometers southeast of Seoul, a local research institute said Monday.

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SENEGAL : Un site archéologique néolithique découvert grâce au fortes pluies à Dakar

SENEGAL : Un site archéologique néolithique découvert grâce au fortes pluies à Dakar | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Un site archéologique néolithique découvert grâce au fortes pluies à Dakar

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Esther Valhöll's comment, August 30, 2012 5:02 AM
Des poteries datant de 10000 ans av. J.-C. ?
Lemercier Olivier's comment, August 30, 2012 5:08 AM
Probablement pas ! effectivement... Mais néolithique probablement.