miércoles, 4 de enero de 2012

XVIIiéme Congrès des guides et personnels des grottes ornées

L’organisation de ce congrès est assuré par: le collectif des guides de la région des Eyzies et l’Association Lithos.Du 05 au 10 Février 2012, Périgord.
Programme prévisionnel

Actualización: 21-03-12. Congrés des guides 2012, compte rendu  (artículo en español).

Ötzi20: 20 years of science, media and mysteries

When two hikers came across a human corpse in the Ötztal Alps 20 years ago, speculation raged over the age of the body, and the life and death of the man who became known as Ötzi – the name coined by an Austrian journalist. The oldest, most well-preserved, frozen Neolithic mummy soon became a world sensation. Francesca Vella recently visited the special exhibition ‘Ötzi20 – Life. Science. Fiction. Reality’ at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy, which was set up to mark the 20th anniversary of the discovery and which has been extended by a year

The interactive exhibition captures the sense of curiosity generated by the so-called “wet mummy”, whose discovery provided a snapshot of Stone Age life in Europe.

People all over the world watched on in amazement two decades ago as the intact body of a man from the Copper Age, along with his clothing and equipment, was recovered from a glacier in the Ötztal Alps where it had been preserved for 5,300 years. Long after his death, Ötzi now holds humans in his spell with ever more insights into his life and death.

More than three million people have visited Ötzi in the museum so far, and numerous scientists have examined him. The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano is thus this year dedicating the special exhibition ‘Ötzi20 – Life. Science. Fiction. Reality” to Ötzi. The exhibition will run until 13 January, 2013...

independent.com.mt
Relacionado: 27-02-11. Exposición Ötzi20

"Con mi obra pretendo que la gente pueda tener en casa un trocito de la historia de las cuevas de Ekain y Altxerri"

Le apasiona visitar cuevas e imaginarse la vida en la Prehistoria. Natxo Kareaga (1957, Bilbao) es uno de los artistas de Zarautz que ha participado en la primera edición de 'Sorlekutik plazara'. Con sus réplicas, busca dar a conocer la riqueza de las pinturas rupestres de Ekain y Altxerri... (Entrevista)

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Una revista científica francesa se hace eco de los osos que habitaron O Courel

Investigadores del instituto de geología Isidro Parga Pondal, dependiente de la Universidad de A Coruña, han publicado sus hallazgos sobre los osos de las cavernas y osos pardos que habitaron en O Courel durante el Cuaternario, una periodo que se inició hace 2,5 millones de años y que llega hasta nuestros días, en la revista Quaternaire, creada en 1964 por la asociación francesa para el estudio de ese periodo y que cuenta con la ayuda del centro nacional de investigaciones científicas...

El Progreso

Pakistán. Los arqueólogos en busca de redes comerciales de hace 5.000 años en Harappa

Pakistán. Los arqueólogos en busca de redes comerciales de hace 5.000 años en Harappa.: Investigadores del Departamento de Arqueología de Deccan College, Pune, pronto escavarán en Kotada Bhadali pueblo de Kutch distrito de Gujarat, donde tienen la esperanza de encontrar evidencias de los vínculos comerciales existentes entre las diferentes civilizaciones de Harappa. El equipo, una colaboración entre el Deccan College y el Departamento de Arqueología del Estado de Gujarat , está [...]

Letter from Ireland: Mystery of the Fulacht Fiadh - Archaeology Magazine

Versions of the same Bronze Age structure pop up all around Ireland and throughout the United Kingdom. Archaeologists, however, still have not agreed on their purpose.

On a typically misty morning in the west of Ireland, just outside the medieval town of Athenry, County Galway, archaeologist Declan Moore opens the trunk of his car and invites me to pull on a pair of Wellingtons. “Believe me, you’ll need them,” he assures me as we cross the parking lot and hop a fence into a nearby field.

Moore is taking me to visit an unexcavated fulacht fiadh (pronounced FULL-ahk FEE-add), or fulachtaí fia in plural, the most common type of prehistoric archaeological site in Ireland. Better known as a “burnt mound” in the neighboring United Kingdom, where they are also found, there are nearly 6,000 recorded fulacht fiadh sites dotted around Ireland alone. As we trudge through the wet and soggy field, Moore points out a small stream. “They are usually found near water or in marshy areas, so this is a prime location,” he explains...

Volume 65 Number 1, January/February 2012
Archaeology Magazine

Grands Maîtres de la Préhistoire - Le génie Magdalénien. La sculpture pariétale

Vídeo YouTube (vodeotv el 03/01/2012) añadido a Paleo Vídeos > Prehistoria Universal > L.R.2.3

Genre : Documentaire
Réalisation : Philippe Plailly
Production : Mona Lisa Production
Co-Production : Arte
Durée : 51mn
Année : 2009

Resumé:
A Angles-sur-l'Anglin, petit village de Poitou-Charentes, au pied d'une falaise calcaire, se niche le plus beau joyau de la sculpture du paléolithique : une frise longue de plus de trente mètres, datant de 15 000 avant l'ère chrétienne, une véritable "grotte de Lascaux de la sculpture".
Ses auteurs : des Magdaléniens, ancêtres installés dans une grande partie de l'Europe entre 18000 et 11000 avant J.-C. Si les représentations animales dominent, d'autres motifs, plus rares, symboles de la féminité, profils et visages, témoignent d'une réelle intention artistique de la part des Magdaléniens, qui semblent avoir accordé une importance considérable à l'art.

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