viernes, 21 de mayo de 2010

Chasing the Sun: A Journey in Neolithic Speculation

Chasing the Sun: A Journey in Neolithic Speculation
Author: Frederick George Jones, Jr
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: PlumbBob Publishing (January 23, 2010)

An original interpretation of the Neolithic "ceremonial macehead," the cup and ring stone carvings, and other aspects of Neolithic art, architecture and astronomy. This study reviews much of the recent scholarship in Neolithic studies and is a radical revision of current dogma. Along with maps, glossary, and bibliography, there are over 150 photographs and charts of the monuments and artifacts.

Related: Dr. Frederick George Jones, Jr., 71, beloved husband, Dad, Pa, teacher, organist, choirmaster and author, passed away on May 15, 2010 after a brief illness... The Leader

Ötzi, el hombre del hielo = Ötzi, der Mann aus dem Eis

Ötzi, el hombre del hielo = Ötzi, der Mann aus dem Eis
Autor/a: Angelika Fleckinger
ISBN: 9788494803758
Nº Edición: 1ª
Año de edición: 2009
Plaza edición: MADRID

Editado con motivo de la exposición "Ötzi, el hombre que vino del hielo", celebrada en el Museo Arqueológico Regional de Madrid, del 17 de julio al 11 de novembre de 2009.
Nota: Imagen de la edición en alemán.

Relacionado: Iceman Photoscan Project Usando 150.000 imágenes en alta definición de Ötzi, el famoso hombre del hielo fallecido hace más de 5.200 años y preservado en las cumbres heladas de los Alpes en estado casi perfecto de conservación, investigadores europeos han creado el Iceman Photoscan Project. Se trata de una iniciativa on-line que permite explorar el cuerpo momificado hasta una resolución de unos pocos milímetros sin despegarse de la pantalla del ordenador y sin someterse a los -6ºC de la cámara frigorífica en la que está conservado. Además, los usuarios pueden ver a Ötzi en tres dimensiones usando unas gafas anaglifas y descubrir los más de cincuenta “tatuajes” que decoran su espalda. Libro relacionado...

The Cave and the Cathedral: How a Real-Life Indiana Jones and a Renegade Scholar Decoded the Ancient Art of Man

What Are The Ancients Trying To Tell Us?
"Why would the Cro-Magnon hunter-gatherers of Europe expend so much time and effort to penetrate into deep, dark, and dangerous caverns, where they might encounter cave bears and lions or get lost and die, aided only by the dim glow of animal fat¿burning stone candles, often crawling on all fours for distances of up to a mile or more underground . . . to paint amazing, haunting images of animals?" —From The Cave and the Cathedral.

Author: Amir D. Aczel
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1575 KB
Print Length: 264 pages
Publisher: Wiley (February 12, 2010)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services

Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans

Cro-Magnons were the first fully modern Europeans?not only the creators of the stunning cave paintings at Lascaux and elsewhere, but the most adaptable and technologically inventive people that had yet lived on earth. The prolonged encounter between the Cro-Magnons and the archaic Neanderthals and between 45,000 and 30,000 years ago was one of the defining moments of history. The Neanderthals survived for some 15,000 years in the face of the newcomers, but were finally pushed aside by the Cro-Magnons' vastly superior intellectual abilities and cutting-edge technologies, which allowed them to thrive in the intensely challenging climate of the Ice Age.

What do we know about this remarkable takeover? Who were the first modern Europeans and what were they like? How did they manage to thrive in such an extreme environment? And what legacy did they leave behind them after the cold millennia? The age of the Cro-Magnons lasted some 30,000 years?longer than all of recorded history. Cro-Magnon is the story of a little known, yet seminal, chapter of human experience.

Author: Brian Fagan
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press (March 2, 2010)