sábado, 10 de marzo de 2012

Conferencia en Escobedo de Camargo y Visita a la cueva de El Pendo

23 de marzo 19:30 h.

Salón de actos Centro Cultural de Escobedo de Camargo

ORGANIZA: Sociedad Prehistórica de Cantabria

CONFERENCIA La cueva de El Pendo: hábitat y santuario en la Prehistoria

César González Sainz. Catedrático de Prehistoria, Universidad de Cantabria

Visitas guiadas a la cueva de El Pendo:

Viernes, 23 de marzo. Sesiones de 16:40 h. y 17:40 h

http://www.sociedadprehistoricadecantabria.es/?page_id=90

TEDxTbilisi - David Lordkipanidze - The First Humans Out of Africa



Vídeo YouTube ( TEDxTalks el 08/03/2012 ) añadido a Paleo Vídeos > Prehistoria Universal > L.R.2.3
David Lordkipanidze discusses the discovery of one of the world's most important archeological sites, and the challenge of changing humanity's view of it's origins.

Via john hawks weblog

Bestwood 1: a newly discovered Earlier Stone Age living surface near Kathu, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

The area around the town of Kathu in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa is the location of a number of significant Earlier Stone Age (ESA) localities (Figure 1). Kathu Pan 1 is a sinkhole site where excavations by P. Beaumont produced a rich assemblage of Acheulean and Fauresmith lithics and associated fauna (Beaumont 1990; Beaumont & Vogel 2006; Wilkins & Chazan, in press). The Fauresmith at Kathu Pan 1 has been dated by OSL (Optically Stimulated Luminescence) and ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) to c. 500 000 BP (Porat et al. 2010). Kathu Townlands is an open-air site, located partly on an outcropping of fine-grained ironstone (Beaumont 1990, 2004), whose surface is covered with a dense deposit of cores, flakes and occasional handaxes over an area of c. 25ha. Beaumont also identified a dense scattering of ESA artefacts on a hilltop c. 3km north-east of Kathu Townlands at Uitkoms Farm. Additional survey in 2011 revealed that the Uitkoms lithic scatter covers an area of c. 30ha mostly within the boundaries of the Bestwood Farm. The lithics lie directly on the surface of fine-grained ironstone bedrock and are mainly composed of this material, though artefacts made on quartzite are also present...

Antiquity 331 Vol 86, 2012: Project Gallery
http://antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/chazan331/