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Journal of Anthropological Archaeology - Animals and inequality in Chalcolithic central Anatolia

Journal of Anthropological Archaeology - Animals and inequality in Chalcolithic central Anatolia | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

This paper explores the changing social and economic roles of livestock within three increasingly complex societies in Chalcolithic central Anatolia. By specifically addressing practices associated with the production, distribution and consumption of livestock, particularly sheep and goats, I show how changes in the use of animals were dynamically linked to the emergence of new sociopolitical environments. These changes, including the development of intensive caprine pastoralism and complex provisioning systems as well as an increased focus on the production of secondary products, strongly suggest that control over animals, particularly sheep, and their products played a central role in the development of increasingly complex and hierarchical social systems in MC Anatolia.

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PLoS ONE: Origin and Spread of Bos taurus: New Clues from Mitochondrial Genomes Belonging to Haplogroup T1

PLoS ONE: Origin and Spread of Bos taurus: New Clues from Mitochondrial Genomes Belonging to Haplogroup T1 | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Most genetic studies on modern cattle have established a common origin for all taurine breeds in the Near East, during the Neolithic transition about 10 thousand years (ka) ago. Yet, the possibility of independent and/or secondary domestication events is still debated and is fostered by the finding of rare mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups like P, Q and R. Haplogroup T1, because of its geographic distribution, has been the subject of several investigations pointing to a possible independent domestication event in Africa and suggesting a genetic contribution of African cattle to the formation of Iberian and Creole cattle.

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La plus ancienne perle du monde découverte en Arabie

Des archéologues français ont découvert sur un site néolithique des Emirats arabes unis...
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L'origine des chiens domestiques toujours indistincte

Le chien a été le premier animal domestiqué par l'homme mais on ne sait toujurs pas quand ce processus de domestication a commencé et s'il est apparu à une ou plusieurs reprises dans l'hémisphère Nord. Pour tenter d'y voir plus clair, un groupe international de chercheurs - dont les résultats ont été publiés dans les comptes-rendus de l'Académie américaine des sciences (PNAS) - a fait appel à la génétique et a examiné près de 50'000 séquences d'ADN appartenant à 1375 chiens de 35 races et à 19 loups...

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Oldest city archeology site opens

Oldest city archeology site opens | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

The Guangfulin archeological site in Songjiang District, where Shanghai's earliest known residents lived about 5,000 years ago, opened to the public for the first time yesterday.

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La plus ancienne perle fine de l'histoire de l'humanité, vieille de 7.500 ans, identifiée

La plus ancienne perle fine de l'histoire de l'humanité, vieille de 7.500 ans, identifiée | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

La plus ancienne perle fine de l'histoire de l'humanité est vieille d'environ 7.500 ans et a été découverte sur un site néolithique des Emirats arabes unis, selon des archéologues français qui viennent de l'identifier.

Selon le CNRS, qui annonce jeudi cette découverte dans un communiqué, "jusque-là, les gemmologues avaient popularisé l'idée que la plus vieille des perles fines (datée de 3.000 ans avant notre ère) provenait d'un site préhistorique japonais."...

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Immigration in the Stone Age

Immigration in the Stone Age | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Scandinavia changed dramatically when a migrant wave occured more than 4,000 years ago. People were put under pressure to change fast.
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Los onubenses del Neolítico ya comían almejas y navajas

Los onubenses del Neolítico ya comían almejas y navajas | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
En la Huelva de hace 5.000 años sus habitantes ya explotaban los ricos recursos marinos de la zona, dedicándose a la recolección de bivalvos e incluyendo, por tanto, en su dieta habitual el consumo de navajas y almejas.
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On déplace les menhirs à Monteneuf !

On déplace les menhirs à Monteneuf ! | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
- On déplace les menhirs à Monteneuf ! - Il n'y a pas qu'à Carnac que les menhirs se comptent par centaines. Depuis dix ans, ceux de Monteneuf, cachés dans la...
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La propriété se transmettrait de père en fils depuis le Néolithique

La propriété se transmettrait de père en fils depuis le Néolithique | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Publiant ses travaux le 28 mai dans PNAS, une équipe internationale dirigée par des chercheurs britanniques, après avoir étudié des tombes néolithiques et leurs occupants, suggère un fort lien entre accès à des terres riches et statut : le début des inégalités sociales, dès -7.000 ans ?

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Turkey: Göbekli Tepe

Turkey: Göbekli Tepe | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Towering over the vast Harran plain on the highest point of the Germus mountain range in south-eastern Turkey, Göbekli Tepe dominates the surrounding landscape. This mound is no natural phenomenon, but a man-made tell with sediments deposited over millennia...

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Orkney’s first farmers

Orkney’s first farmers | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

An entire Neolithic settlement, predating Skara Brae, has been found on the tiny Orkney Island of Wyre. Replete with unusual features, it is set to rewrite the story of Orkney’s first farmers, as Daniel Lee and Antonia Thomas explain...

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Occupy the Neolithic: Social Immobility in the Stone Age

Occupy the Neolithic: Social Immobility in the Stone Age | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

By Michael Balter,

Even the most democratic societies are rife with social and economic inequalities, as the current tension betwe...

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European Journal of Archaeology : Animals, People and Places: The Continuity of Hunting and Gatheri...

European Journal of Archaeology :  Animals, People and Places: The Continuity of Hunting and Gatheri... | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

This article considers the long-debated and thorny issue of the transition from the Mesolithic to the Neolithic in Britain. The apparently polarised debate that has dominated this discussion is, we suggest, unhelpful, and rather than positing either total colonisation from abroad, or simple indigenous continuity, we propose a model where both incomers and autochthons had their part to play. To explore this further we trace continuities across the divide in practices of hunting and gathering, and place these alongside the demonstrable evidence for change.

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Una cerveza con el hombre del Neolítico

Un estudio documenta por primera vez los usos y costumbres de estas comunidades del Guadalteba La investigación de dos arqueólogas malagueñas adelanta además en unos mil años la llegada de esta etapa de la Prehistoria...
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From Hunting and Gathering to Global Transformation

From Hunting and Gathering to Global Transformation | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Human evolution, say many scientists, was in part a product of major environmental shifts. Now, says a new study, the roles are reversed, and the impact will be far more radical...

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Le differenze di classe risalgono all'eta' della pietra

Le differenze di classe risalgono all'eta' della pietra | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Le differenze di classe risalgono all'eta' della pietra, Lo dimostrano le sepolture dei contadini del Neolitico, Lo studio dei resti di 300 uomini primitivi sparsi nel centro dell'Europa e' stato condotto dagli archeologi britannici dell'universita'...
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Jean-Paul Demoule, archéologue de combat

Jean-Paul Demoule, archéologue de combat | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Une histoire de France dépoussiérée grâce aux fouilles archéologiques. Edifiant.
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Ceramics tell the story of an ancient Southwest migration

Ceramics tell the story of an ancient Southwest migration | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Another look at a nearly 80-year-old pottery collection at the Arizona State Museum is yielding new information about migrants who abandoned the Four Corners region.

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Migration pressures on Neolithic Norway

Migration pressures on Neolithic Norway | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

The oldest surviving indication of human activity in Norway dates to around 10,000 years ago when the Glaciers at last began to retreat. But today’s Scandinavians are not direct descendants of these early hunter-gatherers.

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Occupy Neolithic: Stone Age Hereditary Inequality Shown In Linearbandkeramik Study

Occupy Neolithic: Stone Age Hereditary Inequality Shown In Linearbandkeramik Study | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Even the most democratic societies are rife with social and economic inequalities, as the current tension between the poorer "99%" and the richest "1%" vividly illustrates.
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Le statut social en héritage depuis 7.500 ans

Le statut social en héritage depuis 7.500 ans | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Si les sociétés humaines sont hiérarchisées depuis 11.000 ans avec les premières communautés agricoles, les chercheurs supposent que le rang social est devenu héréditaire il y a au moins 7.500 ans.
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Salvando la arquitectura más antigua de Mallorca

Su nombre es poco reconocido entre el público en general, no hay imágenes distintivas que uno pueda asimilar a primera vista como pasa con el otro gran yacimiento artanenc de ses Païsses (aumentado por las visitas y su magnitud).
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7500 Jahre Ungleichheit

7500 Jahre Ungleichheit | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

(est) Wer in einem bestimmten Landstrich aufwächst und sich ausschließlich von Lebensmitteln aus der Gegend ernährt, ist anders geprägt als jemand...

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Cain, Where is Abel thy brother?

Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Community differentiation is a fundamental topic of the social sciences, and its prehistoric origins in Europe are typically assumed to lie among the complex, densely populated societies that developed millennia after their Neolithic predecessors. Here we present the earliest, statistically significant evidence for such differentiation among the first farmers of Neolithic Europe. By using strontium isotopic data from more than 300 early Neolithic human skeletons...

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