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Antiquity Vol 86:331, 2012 pp 178-190 - Roderick B. Salisbury - Soilscapes and settlements: remote mapping of activity areas in unexcavated prehistoric farmsteads

Antiquity Vol 86:331, 2012 pp 178-190 - Roderick B. Salisbury - Soilscapes and settlements: remote mapping of activity areas in unexcavated prehistoric farmsteads | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

It is excellent to be able to present this latest achievement in the onward march of remote mapping, the art and science of exploring archaeological sites without digging them. Using a particularly graphic case study in Hungary, the author shows that deposits characterised by geophysical and chemical means can reveal their plans and the emphasis of their activity in some detail. This is not only a rapid and economic means of landscape investigation, but offers striking research results over a broad canvas, indicative of the numerous small dispersed settlements that so often escape the attention of the great excavation campaigns.

Keywords: Hungary, Neolithic, Copper Age, soilscape, community, geoarchaeology, household cluster, chemical mapping, remote mapping

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Antiquity Vol 86:331, 2012 pp 115-130 - Gregory E. Areshian and others - The chalcolithic of the Near East and south-eastern Europe: discoveries and new perspectives from the cave complex Areni-1, ...

Antiquity Vol 86:331, 2012 pp 115-130 - Gregory E. Areshian and others - The chalcolithic of the Near East and south-eastern Europe: discoveries and new perspectives from the cave complex Areni-1, ... | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

The archaeological exploration of a cave in the southern Caucasus revealed evidence for early social complexity, ritual burial and wine-making in the early fourth millennium. The marvellous preservation of wood, leather and plants offers a valuable contrast to the poorer assemblages on contemporary tell sites. The authors make the case that the Areni-1 cave complex indicates connections between the urbanisation of early Mesopotamia and the Maikop culture of south Russia.

Keywords: Caucasus, Armenia, Chalcolithic, fourth millennium BC, Maikop, Uruk, cave, storage, wine-making, preserved shoe

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Antiquity Vol 86:331, 2012 pp 131-143 - Olivier Lemercier - Interpreting the Beaker phenomenon in Mediterranean France: an Iron Age analogy

Antiquity Vol 86:331, 2012 pp 131-143 - Olivier Lemercier - Interpreting the Beaker phenomenon in Mediterranean France: an Iron Age analogy | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

The author offers a new descriptive explanation of the Beaker phenomenon, by focusing on Mediterranean France and making reference to the Greek influx in the same area 2000 years later. In the Iron Age, the influence began with an exploratory phase, and then went on to create new settlements and colonise new areas away from the coast. The Beaker analogy is striking, with phases of exploration and implantation and acculturation, but adjusted to include a final phase where Beaker practice was more independent. Comparing the numerous models put forward to explain it, the author shows that immigration and a cultural package are both aspects of the Beaker phenomenon.

Keywords: Iberia, France, Mediterranean, Beaker, Campaniform, third millennium BC, Iron Age, protohistory, first millennium BC

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Wind farm work continues despite stone row find

Wind farm work continues despite stone row find | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
WIND farm developers have downplayed the significance of an archaeological find near their Ammanford construction site.Independent archaeologists claim the discovery at Mynydd-y-Betws is a...
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Un parc archéologique en projet

Un parc archéologique en projet | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
L’association “ Archéologie pour tous ” basée à Saint-Laurent-Nouan envisage la création d’un archéovillage. Le projet est déjà bien avancé.
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Toulouse recrute un archéologue spécialiste de la période néolithique

La Communauté Urbaine du Grand Toulouse recrute un archéologue, spécialiste de la période néolithique, pour la direction générale du développement urbain et durable. La demande d'agrément pour la réalisation de ...
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Sustainability scientist to give anthropologist view of globalization at the local scale

The modernization of isolated villages brings about a change in human information flow patterns that not only destroys the social fabric of the community, but also the economy and the landscape, according to Sander van der Leeuw, a Senior...
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Archeologia: e' morto Giovanni Lilliu, massimo conoscitore civilta' nuragica

Archeologia: e' morto Giovanni Lilliu, massimo conoscitore civilta' nuragica | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

L'archeologo Giovanni Lilliu, considerato il massimo conoscitore della civilta' nuragica, e' morto questa mattina a Cagliari all'eta' di 97 anni...

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Stonehenge: la partition de la musique des dieux

Stonehenge: la partition de la musique des dieux | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Paris MatchStonehenge: la partition de la musique des dieuxParis MatchSoit une représentation précise de Stonehenge alors qu'à aucun moment Steven Waller n'avait évoqué l'anneau du Néolithique.
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Découverte d’une mine du néolithique

À Alsting, des fouilles préventives menées avant la construction d’un lotissement ont permis de mettre à jour une mine datant du néolithique. Un site néolithique a été mis au jour à Alsting.
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Stonehenge was based on a 'magical' auditory illusion, says scientist

Stonehenge was based on a 'magical' auditory illusion, says scientist | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
The layout of Stonehenge matches the spacing of loud and quiet sounds created by acoustic interference, new theory claims...
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Another world

Another world | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
David Adams gets away from it all on the Orkney Islands and steps 5000 years back in time.
It looks ready to live in — a roomy home complete with furnishings including bed frames, a central hearth and a nice dresser. It's hard to believe it's 5000 years old.

 

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Préhistoire. Dépoussiérage au musée de Carnac

Préhistoire. Dépoussiérage au musée de Carnac | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Sa muséographie date de 1985. En lien avec la volonté de classer les mégalithes au patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco, lemusée de la préhistoire de Carnac va subir un lifting.

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Antiquity Vol 86:331, 2012 pp 144-160 - Colin Renfrew and others - The oldest maritime sanctuary? Dating the sanctuary at Keros and the Cycladic Early Bronze Age

Antiquity Vol 86:331, 2012 pp 144-160 - Colin Renfrew and others - The oldest maritime sanctuary? Dating the sanctuary at Keros and the Cycladic Early Bronze Age | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

The sanctuary on the island of Keros takes the form of deposits of broken marble vessels and figurines, probably brought severally for deposition from elsewhere in the Cyclades. These acts of devotion have now been accurately dated, thanks to Bayesian analyses of the contemporary stratigraphic sequence on the neighbouring islet of Dhaskalio. The period of use—from 2750 to 2300 cal BC—precedes any identified worship of gods in the Aegean and the site is among the earliest ritual destinations only accessible by sea. The authors offer some preliminary thoughts on the definition of these precocious acts of pilgrimage.

Keywords: Aegean, Cyclades, Keros, Bronze Age, figurines, sanctuary, pilgrimage, congregation, religion

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Antiquity Vol 86:331, 2012 pp 99-114 - George Willcox and Danielle Stordeur - Large-scale cereal processing before domestication during the tenth millennium cal BC in northern Syria

Antiquity Vol 86:331, 2012 pp 99-114 - George Willcox and Danielle Stordeur - Large-scale cereal processing before domestication during the tenth millennium cal BC in northern Syria | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

At Jerf el Ahmar in northern Syria the authors have excavated a settlement where the occupants were harvesting and processing barley 1000 years in advance of its domestication. Rows of querns installed in square stone and daub buildings leave no doubt that this was a community dedicated to the systematic production of food from wild cereals. Given the plausible suggestion that barley was being cultivated, the site opens a window onto a long period of pre-domestic agriculture. Rye was also harvested, its chaff used to temper mud walls.

Keywords: Levant, Syria, agriculture, barley, querns

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Evidence of massacre in Bronze Age Turkey

Evidence of massacre in Bronze Age Turkey | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Katy Meyers looks at recent studies of human remains recovered from an Early Bronze Age site in Turkey which points to a moment of violence in a collapsing society.
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Huts, artifacts in Jordanian excavation offer new perspectives on life 20,000 years ago

Huts, artifacts in Jordanian excavation offer new perspectives on life 20,000 years ago | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Un éclairage pré-néolithique intéressant :

 

Archaeologists working in eastern Jordan have announced its discovery of 20,000-year-old hut structures, the earliest yet found in that country.

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Giovanni Lilliu, il padre della Scuola di specializzazione di studi sardi

Giovanni Lilliu, il padre della Scuola di specializzazione di studi sardi | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Si è spento nei giorni scorsi nella sua abitazione cagliaritana a 97 anni il professor Giovanni Lilliu, l’archeologo sardo di fama internazionale ritenuto il massimo conoscitore della civiltà nuragica. Accademico dei Lincei dal 1990, il prof. Lilliu deve la sua fama alla scoperta della reggia nuragica di Su Nuraxi, a Barumini, suo paese natale a circa 50 km da Cagliari, uno dei villaggi nuragici più importanti e famosi, dichiarato nel 2000 Patrimonio dell’Umanità da parte dell’Unesco.

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­Otzi 5300 ans après, enfin l’autopsie

­Otzi 5300 ans après, enfin l’autopsie | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Otzi, le chasseur des Alpes, aurait été tué d’une flèche dans le dos. « Les Experts » vont découvrir comment.
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Divers uncover Stone Age boatyard

Divers uncover Stone Age boatyard | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Divers have discovered a Stone Age boatyard in an ancient "High Street" in the Solent near Bouldnor.
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Un hameau du Néolithique moyen, par Marie Besse et Martine PIGUET

Un hameau du Néolithique moyen, par Marie Besse et Martine PIGUET | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Cette publication présente les occupations du Néolithique moyen du site du Petit-Chasseur à Sion (Valais, Suisse), elle intègre les données issues des fouilles dirigées par A. Gallay (1968, 1969, 1972) et M. Besse (1992)...

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Stonehenge aurait été inspiré par des illusions sonores

Stonehenge aurait été inspiré par des illusions sonores | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
La disposition du cercle de pierre du Néolithique a été conçue pour reproduire d'étranges effets musicaux.
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Ancient tools discovery highlights fishing activity

Ancient tools discovery highlights fishing activity | World Neolithic | Scoop.it

Ancient fish seines and traps have been discovered in the Russian capital city of Moscow, a new international study reveals. Led by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the researchers have documented a series of equipment dating back more than 7 500 years. They say while it is very old, it shows a great technical complexity. This discovery provides insight into the role of fishing among the European settlements by the early Holocene epoch, some 10 000 years ago. The information will be especially useful for understanding the areas where inhabitants did not practice agriculture almost until the Iron Age.

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Découverte d'une minière néolithique à ...

Découverte d'une minière néolithique à ... | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Le site Brèves archéologiques relaie la nouvelle suivante parue dans le Républicain Lorrain : une minière d'exploitation de chailles datée du Néolithique (vers 3500-3400 ans avant notre ère) a été mise au jour par l'INRAP ...
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Anadolu’da Yerleşik Yaşamın Başlangıcı

Anadolu’da Yerleşik Yaşamın Başlangıcı | World Neolithic | Scoop.it
Anadolu’da Yerleşik Yaşamın Başlangıcı: Anadolu, insanlık tarihinin en önemli dönüşümlerinden birinin yaşandığı Neolitik dönemde ayrıcalıklı bir yere sahip...
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