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Was the Amazon a manufactured landscape?

Was the Amazon a manufactured landscape? | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Population estimates for the Amazon Basin before Europeans arrived range from 2-10 million people. A new reconstruction of Amazonian prehistory by STRI’s Dolores R. Piperno and colleagues suggests that large areas of western Amazonia were sparsely inhabited...

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Prehistoric tools and jewellery on NI Island

Prehistoric tools and jewellery on NI Island | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Archaeologists discovered hundreds of prehistoric flint tools on an island off the coast of Northern Ireland.

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Oldest Neolithic bow discovered in Europe

Oldest Neolithic bow discovered in Europe | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered the oldest Neolithic bow in Europe at La Draga Neolithic site in Banyoles. The complete bow measures 108 cm long and was constructed of yew wood.
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Les Espagnols d’il y a 7 000 ans, parents des actuels... Européens du Nord

Les Espagnols d’il y a 7 000 ans, parents des actuels... Européens du Nord | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Publiant leurs travaux dans la revue Current Biology, des chercheurs espagnols ont analysé le génome de 2 fossiles humains du Mésolithique découverts dans leur pays et ont établi que ces anciens ibériques étaient bien plus apparentés aux Nord-Européens qu’aux Espagnols d’aujourd’hui.

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Early pottery in China

Early pottery in China | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

A team of scientists led by Dr. Xiaohong Wu of Peking University has recently dated sediment layers containing pottery fragments in Xianrendong Cave in China and found them to be approximately 20,000 years old, predating the earliest known pottery dates by about 2,000 years, and predating the advent of agriculture by about 10,000 years. The finding refutes the long-held view that pottery production coincided with the beginning of agriculture.

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La Draga Neolithic site in Banyoles yields the oldest Neolithic bow discovered in Europe

La Draga Neolithic site in Banyoles yields the oldest Neolithic bow discovered in Europe | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Researchers from UAB and CSIC have discovered the oldest Neolithic bow in Europe at La Draga Neolithic site in Banyoles. The complete bow measures 108 cm long and was constructed using yew wood.
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Oldest Neolithic Bow Discovered In Europe At La Draga Neolithic Site In Banyoles

Oldest Neolithic Bow Discovered In Europe At La Draga Neolithic Site In Banyoles | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Archaeological research carried out at the Neolithic site of La Draga, near the lake of Banyoles, has yielded the discovery of an item which is unique in the western Mediterranean and Europe.
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CSIC recovers part of the genome of 2 hunter-gatherer individuals from 7,000 years ago

CSIC recovers part of the genome of 2 hunter-gatherer individuals from 7,000 years ago | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
A team of scientists, led by researcher Carles Lalueza-Fox from CSIC (Spanish National Research Council), has recovered part of the genome of two individuals who were alive in the Mesolithic Period, 7000 years ago.  The remains were found at La...
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Stonehenge : un monument élevé à l’union nationale ?

Publiant les résultats de leurs travaux dans un nouvel ouvrage, des chercheurs britanniques ont effectué 10 ans d’étude du célèbre site néolithique anglais de Stonehenge et suggèrent que celui-ci a été érigé pour consolider l’unification des différentes tribus de l’île.

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Esther Valhöll's comment, June 28, 2012 11:20 PM
Est-ce que ce n'est pas une vision nationaliste très actuelle plaquée sur l'époque néolithique ?
Lemercier Olivier's comment, June 28, 2012 11:37 PM
Assurément si ! Cela ne correspond probablement à aucune réalité préhistorique, mais ça fait vendre...
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SKorea claims East Asia's oldest farming site

SKorea claims East Asia's oldest farming site | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

South Korea's archaeological agency says it has unearthed evidence of East Asia's oldest known farming site...

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Un parcours de 5 000 ans à découvrir samedi , La Mézière

Un parcours de 5 000 ans à découvrir samedi , La Mézière | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Le plan de la construction - 50 m de long sur 12 m large - témoigne, comme le précise Stéphane Blanchet, responsable des fouilles, « d'une habitation monumentale (- 4 200 ans) qui constitue un jalon important dans les connaissances de l'architecture du néolithique, exemple rare dans le Nord de la France »...

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Stonehenge a 'symbol of unification' at centre of Ancient Britain

Stonehenge a 'symbol of unification' at centre of Ancient Britain | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Stonehenge was the centre of ancient Britain, according to a study which claims the monument symbolised the unification of eastern and western communities.
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Research finds Stonehenge was monument marking unification of Britain

Research finds Stonehenge was monument marking unification of Britain | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

After 10 years of archaeological investigations, researchers have concluded that Stonehenge was built as a monument to unify the peoples of Britain, after a long period of conflict and regional difference between eastern and western Britain.

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Pottery 20,000 years old found in a Chinese cave

Pottery 20,000 years old found in a Chinese cave | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Pottery fragments found in a south China cave have been confirmed to be 20,000 years old, making them the oldest known pottery in the world, archaeologists say.

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Greenland Ice Not A Reliable Model For Younger Dryas Period

Greenland Ice Not A Reliable Model For Younger Dryas Period | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Ice samples that profile Greenland glaciers have long been used to give climate scientists historical temperature data, but those samples could be misleading.
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Record : découverte d'une perle fine vieille de 7.500 ans

Record : découverte d'une perle fine vieille de 7.500 ans | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
La plus vielle perle fine du monde vient d'être découverte aux Émirats arabes unis, sur le site néolithique d'Umm al Quwain. Vieille de 7.500 ans, elle repousse de près de 2.500 ans l'apparition de la pratique de la pêche perlière.
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Early Pottery at 20,000 Years Ago in Xianrendong Cave, China

Early Pottery at 20,000 Years Ago in Xianrendong Cave, China | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

The invention of pottery introduced fundamental shifts in human subsistence practices and sociosymbolic behaviors. Here, we describe the dating of the early pottery from Xianrendong Cave, Jiangxi Province, China, and the micromorphology of the stratigraphic contexts of the pottery sherds and radiocarbon samples. The radiocarbon ages of the archaeological contexts of the earliest sherds are 20,000 to 19,000 calendar years before the present, 2000 to 3000 years older than other pottery found in East Asia and elsewhere. The occupations in the cave demonstrate that pottery was produced by mobile foragers who hunted and gathered during the Late Glacial Maximum. These vessels may have served as cooking devices. The early date shows that pottery was first made and used 10 millennia or more before the emergence of agriculture.

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CSIC recovers part of the genome of 2 hunter-gatherer individuals from 7,000 years ago

CSIC recovers part of the genome of 2 hunter-gatherer individuals from 7,000 years ago | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Studies of the fossil remains suggest that current Iberians don't genetically come from these groups. It is the first human DNA recovered from the Mesolithic Period and the oldest from Prehistory, exceeding Ötzi in 1700 years.
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Hallan el arco neolítico más antiguo de Europa en Girona (España)

Hallan el arco neolítico más antiguo de Europa en Girona (España) | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
El arco de caza neolítico más antiguo de Europa hallado hasta el momento ha sido encontrado completo y en condiciones excepcionales en el yacimiento de La Draga, en Banyoles (Girona, noreste de España), informaron hoy los responsables de las...
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Commission européenne : CORDIS : Actualités : L'UE soutient un projet sur les premiers établissements en Europe

L'un des objectifs du réseau est de mieux comprendre l'origine des premiers agriculteurs, qui se sont établis il y a 8000 ans en Asie mineure et dans les Balkans. On ignore toujours l'origine de ces arrivants: Étaient-ils originaires du Moyen-Orient? Sont-ils les ancêtres des populations européennes?

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Population replacement in Neolithic Spain?

Population replacement in Neolithic Spain? | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

There's a new ancient DNA paper out which examines the maternal lineage and the autosomal background of two individuals extracted from a Spanish site dated to 7...

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Mainz University coordinates new EU project on the origins of human settlement

Bridging the European and Anatolian Neolithic" is the name of a new multinational educational network which has received funding from the European Commission for the next four years. It is classified as a so-called Initial Training Network (ITN) in the EU Marie Curie Actions program, which allows young scientists early access to research activity at top international institutions. A basic requirement for funding is that the researchers involved leave their home country and conduct their research in another European country.

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Remains of East Asia’s oldest agricultural site found in Goseong

Remains of East Asia’s oldest agricultural site found in Goseong | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Remains of agricultural tools used in the Neolithic period as well as a farming site, which are presumed to be East Asia’s oldest, have been found in Goseong, Gangwon Province, according to the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage...

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Table Ronde de l'Adreuc - Les sites fortifiés de la Préhistoire : nouvelles données, nouvelles approches

Table Ronde de l'Adreuc - Les sites fortifiés de la Préhistoire : nouvelles données, nouvelles approches | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Table Ronde de l’Adreuc sous l’égide de l’EHESS

Les sites fortifiés de la Préhistoire : nouvelles données, nouvelles approches

Organisée par : Muriel Gandelin, Luc Jallot et Jean Vaquer

12-13 octobre 2012

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The Bioarchaeology of Care: A Case Study From Neolithic Vietnam

The Bioarchaeology of Care: A Case Study From Neolithic Vietnam | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

A recent article in the International Journal of Palaeopathology, ‘Survival against the odds: modelling the social implications of care provision to seriously disabled individuals’ by Tilley & Oxenham (2011), proposed a new methodology called the ‘bioarchaeology of care’ to investigate the nature of support required to sustain life for disabled individuals in the archaeological record.

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