viernes, 30 de marzo de 2012

El Equipo Primeros Pobladores de Extremadura inicia una excavación en la Cueva de "El Conejar"

Hasta el domingo 15 de Abril el Equipo de Investigación Primeros Pobladores de Extremadura (EPPEX) desarrollará una nueva campaña de excavación arqueológica en la Cueva de El Conejar, Cáceres...

El Equipo Primeros Pobladores de Extremadura ha programado unas II Jornadas de Puertas Abiertas coincidiendo con la campaña de excavación, animados por el éxito obtenido por esta actividad el año pasado, durante las cuales muchos cacereños se acercaron a conocer la Cueva y los trabajos desarrollados por el EPPEX.

La socialización del conocimiento y hacer partícipes a los ciudadanos de la importancia del patrimonio arqueológico en el Calerizo, son los objetivos fundamentales de estas Jornadas. El día previsto para este evento es el domingo 8 de Abril. Se realizarán, de 10:00 a 13:00 y de 17:00 a 20:00, una visita guiada cada hora...

Extremaduradehoy

Rare ancient temple found in Turkey's Çatalhöyük

A team working at Konya’s Çatalhöyük district’s archaeological site has revealed temples from the ancient Neolithic (new stone) and Chalcolithic (copper) eras.


There are two mounds in the district, Trakya University excavation team president, Burçin Erdoğu said. While the eastern part of the mound is from Neolithic era, the western part is from the Chalcolithic era. “We have found the largest Chalcolithic settlement on the Konya valley.”

The east of and west of Çatalhöyük have significant differences, said Erdoğu. “The biggest difference is in the architecture,” she said, explaining that the buildings in the Chalcolithic area were smaller than the others.

“In the eastern Çatalhöyük section, there are drawings on the walls. These have symbolic importance. There are geometric drawings on the walls. The symbolism is also reflected in the pottery,” said Erdoğu.
Noting that it is the first time the team has encountered such buildings, Erdoğu said: “We assumed that the people who lived during that era used this building to hold ceremonies and perform religious rituals.”

Human figures have also been discovered drawn on the walls, as well as pottery that was probably used during the ceremonies. “These potteries were found on the Western side of Çatalhöyük,” she said.
The discoveries will make Konya’s Çatalhöyük a valuable location in the archeology world.

ARCHAEOLOGY

Linda Hall lecture and exhibit illuminate our Ice Age kin - Kansas

... This talk, the first in the series “Blade and Bone: The Discovery of Human Antiquity,” dealt with Cro-Magnon Man in the cold but smartly decorated caves of Europe.

Anthropologist Brian M. Fagan of the University of California at Santa Barbara discussed those first modern humans, who pushed out — but apparently not before interbreeding with — the Neanderthals.

“What happened between the two groups is one of the raging questions,” Fagan said.

Before about 500 attendees, he described the brutal conditions of the Ice Age and explained the many advantages of the Cro-Magnon over their cousins in time, the heavier-browed, club-carrying cave man of cartoons...

The later lectures will range from the legacy of Lucy, also known as Australopithecus afarensis...

Last in the series: the so-called Indonesian hobbits. Expect no popcorn...

KansasCity.com

Wiltshire Bronze Age artefacts put on show

Bronze Age items which were excavated in Wiltshire 200 years ago are to go on display in the county after spending recent years in a bank vault.

The Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes, which had been at risk of closure, has been awarded a £370,000 lottery grant to create a new gallery.

The new Prehistoric Galleries will display Wiltshire's gold and amber finds dating back to before 2,000 BC.

Museum director David Dawson said he was "absolutely delighted".

"The best thing is we've got completely unique gold items from the time of Stonehenge and we've been able to put those on display for the first time in generations," he said.

'More visitors'

"It was excavated almost 200 years ago but it's been buried away in bank vaults for the last few generations - simply because we've not been able to display it.

"We haven't had the security in place but this lottery cash means that we'll be able to."

The museum currently receives a grant of £35,500 per year from Wiltshire Council.

But last month, the council rejected the museum's request to increase its grant despite the trustees claiming it could run out of cash within two years.

Negley Harte, the museum chairman, said the new gallery would be "vital for the future sustainability of the museum".

"It will bring more visitors to the museum and help us with our battle to make the museum financially sustainable." BBC

Link 2: Wiltshire Heritage Museum > Bronze Age Gallery
Related Video: "Bush Barrow - Insignia of Dignity" by WiltshireHeritage, 13/08/2009.

El Consell amplía la zona de protección del yacimiento dels Clossos de Can Gaià (Mallorca)

S. SANSÓ La Comisión Insular de Patrimonio Histórico del Consell ha iniciado el expediente para la ampliación de la zona de protección del yacimiento arqueológico dels Clossos de Can Gaià en Portocolom, lo que supondrá ampliar su delimitación y que el ayuntamiento de Felanitx deba suspender la tramitación de licencias municipales de obra o derribo dentro de la nueva parcelación.

El poblado de navetes edificado durante la Edad de Bronce, tiene una cronología aproximada entre el 1700 y el 850 a.C, periodo en que fue habitado de manera ininterrumpida. Ahora ante la posibilidad de que en el yacimiento (declarado Bien de Interés Cultural) puedan aparecer nuevas evidencias y elementos arqueológicos, el Consell propone una ampliación esencialmente hacia la parte norte del perímetro.
Actualmente en els Clossos de Can Gaià ya se han descubierto hasta nueve estructuras de construcción ciclópea, cifra que no parece definitiva y que permite suponer el hallazgo de más estructuras alejadas del núcleo central.

El ayuntamiento de Felanitx tiene ahora 20 meses tras la publicación del acuerdo en el Bolletí Oficial de les Illes Balears (BOIB), para suspender las licencias ya concedidas. Cualquier obra extraordinaria que quiera realizarse deberá contar previamente con la autorización de la Comisión Insular de Patrimonio.

Diario de Mallorca

Yacimiento prehistórico Son Fornés (Mallorca)


Vídeo YouTube (Luis1950ish el 29/03/2012) añadido a Paleo Vídeos > Prehistoria de España y Portugal > L.R.1.4
Yacimiento prehistórico "Son Fornés" y Cueva de "Na Cotona", Montuïri (Mallorca).