jueves, 3 de noviembre de 2011

Agenda - Actividades para la Semana de la Ciencia de la Fundación Cueva de Nerja

Con motivo de la celebración de la Semana de la Ciencia 2011, la Fundación Cueva de Nerja oferta actividades gratuitas. Plazas limitadas para garantizar la calidad de las actividades...

Link 2 (Pdf): Actividad: Visitas caracterizadas en la Cueva de Nerja. Días 9, 10, 11, 17 y 18 de noviembre.
Link 3: (ver la Agenda)

«El MEH necesita más apoyo para ser internacional»

Entrevista / Enrique Baquedano • Director Museo Arqueológico de Alcalá.

C. M. / Burgos
Este arqueólogo combina su trabajo en las excavaciones con la dirección de un museo. Es codirector de los yacimientos de Pinilla del Valle (Madrid) y de los de Olduvai (Tanzania), considerados la ‘cuna de la humanidad’. También fue el primer director de Patrimonio de Castilla y León...

Confirman que los humanos emigraron de África a través de Arabia y no por el norte de Egipto

La historia de la evolución muestra que la población humana probablemente se originó en África, y el Proyecto Genográfico, el estudio más amplio de los datos genéticos de la población humana hasta la fecha, sugiere a dónde fue. Un estudio realizado por el Proyecto encuentra que los humanos modernos emigraron de África a Arabia a [...]

Fossil discovery sheds new light on humans - Video

Humans were living in England as long as 44,000 years ago - far earlier than previously thought.

Scientists have analysed a jawbone excavated from a prehistoric cave in Devon and their findings suggest that our ancestors lived alongside Neanderthals and may have been responsible for their extinction.

Grisly theory for Holy Land mystery


RUJM AL-HIRI, Golan Heights (AP) — A newly proposed solution to an ancient enigma is reviving debate about the nature of a mysterious prehistoric site that some call the Holy Land's answer to Stonehenge.

Some scholars believe the structure of concentric stone circles known as Rujm al-Hiri was an astrological temple or observatory, others a burial complex. The new theory proposed by archaeologist Rami Arav of the University of Nebraska links the structure to an ancient method of disposing of the dead.

The site's name means "stone heap of the wild cats" in Arabic. In Hebrew it is known as Galgal Refaim, or the "wheel of ghosts." It was first noticed by scholars in 1968, a year after Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria...

Devon cave holds clues to 'earliest Europeans' - Video

A piece of jawbone excavated from a prehistoric cave in England is the earliest evidence for modern humans in north-west Europe, according to an international science team.

New dating of the bone, which shows that it is between 44,000 and 41,000 years old, is expected to help scientists pin down how quickly modern humans spread across Europe during the last Ice Age.

The findings, published in the journal Nature, help to confirm the much debated theory that early humans co-existed with Neanderthals.

Video:
Nick Lowe, the owner of Kents Cavern in Torquay, gives a tour of the caves in which the jawbone was found in 1927.