sábado, 17 de marzo de 2012

El Centro de Recepción de Ibeas abrirá sus puertas en Semana Santa

El Sistema Atapuerca ultima la puesta en marcha de las últimas infraestructuras. Pendientes de una fecha definitiva para que el Fórum Evolución abra sus puertas, que se prevé sea este mismo verano, la Junta trabaja a contrarreloj para poner en marcha el Centro de Recepción de Visitantes de Ibeas de Juarros en unas semanas. «Estamos haciendo los máximos esfuerzos técnicos para lograr que esta misma Semana Santa el centro pueda estar abierto a todos los visitantes», confirmó en la presentación del Congreso de Ciencias Prehistóricas la consejera de Cultura, Alicia García. La obra civil ya está finalizada y recepcionada y el Ayuntamiento de Ibeas de Juarros ya ha concedido la licencia de uso público. «En estos momentos estamos apurando los trabajos de equipación de las instalaciones». El Centro de Recepción de Ibeas cuenta con una superficie de 2.100 metros cuadrados y con una inversión prevista en el momento de su adjudicación de cinco millones de euros. La construcción de los accesos desde la Nacional 120 generó diversos retrasos que han complicado la idea inicial de inaugurar esta instalación junto al Centro de Recepción de Visitantes de Atapuerca, que abrió sus puertas en marzo del año pasado.

La propuesta inicial de estos centros de visitantes permitía coordinar las visitas estableciendo parada en las dos localidades vecinas de los Yacimientos de Atapuerca. En principio se establecía el centro de Ibeas como la recepción al propio Espacio Cultural de Atapuerca para, posteriormente realizar una visita al Yacimiento in situ, y finalizar el encuentro con una visita didáctica al Parque Arqueológico y el Centro de Recepción de Visitantes de Atapuerca.

Correo de Burgos

Enrique Baquedano - De homínidos y carnívoros en la evolución humana



Vídeo YouTube (TEDxTalks el 16/03/2012) añadido a Paleo Vídeos > Prehistoria de España y Portugal > L.R.1.4

Neolithic pottery at Culduthel section of Inverness flood scheme

Neolithic pottery excavated ahead of work on a £16m flood scheme has added to archaeologists' understanding of a city's past.

Pits containing fragments of ceramics were recovered from the site in the Culduthel area of Inverness.

Archaeologists were brought in ahead of construction of phase three of the city's south west flood relief channel.

Iron Age weapons and a Romano-British brooch have been found previously at other sites nearby.

Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services carried out an assessment of the flood scheme site between December 2010 and January 2011.

The archaeologists' report on what they found has been published online.

Six Neolithic pots were identified and fragments of pottery from the early to middle Neolithic and later Neolithic grooved ware were recovered.

Other finds included a piece of polished stone axe, half of a stone ball and a possible fragment of an anvil stone.
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BBC - for Archaeology

19 de marzo. Conferencia sobre "Orce: carroña, hienas y homínidos" en Granada

Conferenciante: Bienvenido Martínez Navarro
Lugar: Aula García Lorca (Facultad de Filosofía y Letras)
Hora: lunes 19 de marzo a las 19:30h
Organizan: Máster de Arqueología. Departamento de Prehistoria y Arqueología

Departamento de Prehistoria y Arqueología
Link 2: Conferència "Orce: carronya, hienes i homínids"

Bahrain. Forum insight into prehistoric sites

PREHISTORIC sites and early Bronze Age civilisations in the Arab region will be the focus of a conference taking place in Bahrain next month, as part of celebrations marking Manama being named Arab Capital of Culture 2012.

The conference, which is being held from April 28 to May 2, will address the challenges in preserving prehistoric and Bronze Age sites in the region.

It aims to raise awareness on the need to strengthen studies, research efforts and excavation surveys, encourage the inclusion of more regional prehistoric sites on the World Heritage List, implement appropriate measures for their protection, and develop a database of such sites.

Participants will include representatives of archaeological directorates in the Arab countries, experts and specialists in the field of prehistory and the World Heritage Convention.

Gulf Daily News

Cois tSiuire - Nine Thousand Years of Human Activity in the Lower Suir Valley


Book: Cois tSiuire - Nine Thousand Years of Human Activity in the Lower Suir Valley
James Eogan (Author), Elizabeth Shee Towhig (Author)
Paperback
Publisher: National Roads Authority (November 1, 2011)

ONE OF THE ENDURING legacies of the Celtic Tiger is an improved road infrastructure. This is not without controversy, notably in the case of the M3 motorway’s construction and its impact on the Hill of Tara, in Co Meath, and its surrounding landscape. What received far less publicity were the systematic programmes of archaeological assessment and excavation undertaken along road routes, providing an enormous amount of new information about the past. This book presents the results of the investigation of the route of the N25 Waterford city bypass, in the Lower Suir Valley. The route runs to the northeast (in Co Kilkenny) and southwest (in Co Waterford) of the new River Suir bridge, providing an additional crossing with the aim of reducing congestion in the city.

Evidence from 60 excavations on sites identified by archaeological assessment is presented. The challenge of covering, as the subtitle of the book puts it, “9,000 years of human activity” for a diverse readership has been met by placing a lot of the detailed archaeological information on an accompanying CD and by organising the book into three parts...

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