sábado, 3 de diciembre de 2011

Vídeo: L.R.1.4. 'Arqueomanía' se adentra en La Cueva de Nerja

Vídeo YouTube (salaman56 el 03/12/2011) añadido a Paleo Vídeos > Prehistoria de España y Portugal > L.R.1.4
Entrada relacionada: 'Arqueomanía' se adentra en La Cueva de Nerja

Abre sus puertas el museo que relata la historia de Nerja desde el Paleolítico

El Museo de la Historia de Nerja, espacio que permitirá a vecinos y turistas hacer un recorrido por la historia de esta localidad malagueña, desde el Paleolítico hasta el 'boom' turístico que vivió en los años 60, abrirá sus puertas al público este martes, coincidiendo con la celebración del Día de la Constitución...

Fuente - El Mundo.es

Organizan conferencias mensuales sobre arqueología en el Museo Santa Cruz

El Museo de Santa Cruz recorrerá distintos yacimientos de la provincia a través de más de una decena de arqueólogos profesionales

El Museo de Santa Cruz, en donde hoy mismo será inaugurada la exposición ‘Compendio’, que repasa la evolución de Toledo a lo largo de veinticinco siglos de historia para conmemorar el XXV aniversario desde la declaración de la ciudad como Patrimonio de la Humanidad, ha organizado un ciclo de conferencias mensuales sobre arqueología hasta el próximo junio a través de su departamento de actividades...

La próxima conferencia será el martes 13 de diciembre, a las 19,00 horas, y se titulará 'Bebidas y comidas para los ancestros: el Campaniforme de la necrópolis del Valle de las Higueras, Toledo', sobre el yacimiento enclavado en la localidad de Huecas. ...

Fuente - Tribuna de Toledo

Neandertals’ mammoth building project

Extinct hominids may have been first to build with bones

Neandertals are stumping for bragging rights as the first builders of mammoth-bone structures, an accomplishment usually attributed to Stone Age people.

Humanity’s extinct cousins constructed a large, ring-shaped enclosure out of 116 mammoth bones and tusks at least 44,000 years ago in West Asia, say archaeologist Laëtitia Demay of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris and her colleagues. The bone edifice, which encircles a 40-square-meter area in which mammoths and other animals were butchered, cooked and eaten, served either to keep out cold winds or as a base for a wooden building, the scientists propose in a paper published online November 26 in Quaternary International.

Mammoth-bone huts previously discovered at Homo sapiens sites in West Asia date to between 27,500 and 15,000 years ago. The new discovery comes from Molodova, a Ukrainian site first excavated in the 1950s. There, Neandertals erected a mammoth-bone structure that’s unlike later mammoth-bone huts, suggesting that the two Homo species developed these practices independently, says study coauthor Stéphane Péan, also of France’s National Museum of Natural History.

Researchers have argued for decades about whether Molodova Neandertals left mammoth bones scattered about or built something out of them...

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Reference:
Mammoths used as food and building resources by Neanderthals: Zooarchaeological study applied to layer 4, Molodova I (Ukraine)
Quaternary International, In Press, Available online 26 November 2011
Laëtitia Demay, Stéphane Péan, Marylène Patou-Mathis

Descubren que los neandertales hacían casas con huesos de mamut

La idea de que los neandertales eran unos seres primitivos que vagaban de un lado a otro y se refugiaban en cavernas está cambiando. El último descubrimiento de un grupo de arqueólogos del Museo Nacional de Historia de París contribuye a este cambio. Cerca de la localidad de Molodova, al este de Ucrania, estos científicos han hallado los restos de una construcción realizada con huesos de mamuty decorada con pinturas y relieves en las paredes... Terrae Antiqvae (21-12-11).

'New' ancient monuments come to light at Knowth

Excavations unearth new features from Neolithic period

New and exciting archaeological finds have been made at the Knowth tumulus over the last few months, according to archaeologists working on the site.

The passage tomb cemetery at Brú na Binne has produced some extraordinary discoveries over the decades ever since Professor George Eogan made his first tentative exploration in and around the site.

A number of previously unknown large-scale monuments in the field lying immediately to the south-east of the large mound have recently come to light.

A programme of detailed non-invasive topographical, electrical resistance and magnetometer surveys conducted by Joe Fenwick of the archaeology department of NUI Galway, in collaboration with Professor George Eogan, has revealed a complexity of sub-surface wall-footings, earth-filled ditches and post-pits. This research confirms that the archaeological footprint of Knowth extends over a far greater area than previously thought...

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Simultaneous ice melt in Antarctic and Arctic

Simultaneous ice melt in Antarctic and Arctic A new article shows that the two hemispheres attained their maximum ice sheet size at nearly the same time and started melting 19,000 years ago. This simultaneous melting was presumably caused by changes in the global sea level and deepwater circulation in the Atlantic Ocean...

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