lunes, 7 de enero de 2013

Vallebona: Scoperto nell'entroterra Menhir enorme. Secondo per altezza in Italia

Il reperto è gemello di quello denominato 'Bausu du Diavu' che si trova nell'opposta vallata di Vallecrosia nei pressi della cappella dell'Annunziata, comune di San Biagio

Il 'Gruppo ricerche archeologiche Val Nervia e dintorni', formato da Andrea Eremita, Bruno Calatroni, Stefano Albertieri e Paolo Ciarma, ha ritrovato nel circondario di Vallebona un Menhir di circa 5 metri di altezza. Come è andata ce lo spiega Andrea Eremita:

"Le nostre ricognizioni sul territorio dell'entroterra, recentemente ci hanno condotto ad esplorare la collina che sovrasta il comune di Vallebona dove tra le pagine dei ricordi degli anziani del luogo era rimasta memoria che, nel corso di lavori agricoli erano stati messi in luce dei muri, delle sepolture e altri materiali di incerta natura. [...] sanremonews.it

Archaeologists unearth more than 300 prehistoric clay figurines in Greece

Archaeologists from the University of Southampton studying a Neolithic archaeological site in central Greece have helped unearth over 300 clay figurines, one of the highest density for such finds in south-eastern Europe.

This shows a figurine found at Koutroulou Magoula depicting a hybrid human-bird form.
Archaeologists from the University of Southampton studying a Neolithic archaeological site in central Greece have helped unearth over 300 clay figurines, one of the highest density for such finds in south-eastern Europe.

The Southampton team, working in collaboration with the Greek Archaeological Service and the British School at Athens, is studying the site of Koutroulou Magoula near the Greek village of Neo Monastiri, around 160 miles from Athens.

Koutroulou Magoula was occupied during the Middle Neolithic period (c. 5800 – 5300 BC) by a community of a few hundred people who made architecturally sophisticated houses from stone and mud-bricks. The figurines were found all over the site, with some located on wall foundations. It's believed the purpose of figurines was not only as aesthetic art, but also to convey and reflect ideas about a community's culture, society and identity. [...] EurekAlert!

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New dates refine Australian timeline

Oldest known occupation in the Pilbara

The Nyiyaparli Heritage Sub-Committee and Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation working with archaeologists from the heritage company Archae-aus evaluated a rock shelter in the area as part of a larger survey. The samples of charcoal retrieved along with artefacts were analysed using carbon-dating techniques and returned a date that amazed the archaeologists – the layer of occupation was 41,230 calendar years old (ka).

The charcoal was discovered in a layer 27cm below the current surface of the rock shelter, along with associated stone tools. As the evaluation of the site was confined to a 1m x 1m test pit, there was no sign of a hearth but this may well be uncovered during future excavations in 2013.

What is more remarkable is that stone tools were discovered below the charcoal level, meaning even earlier occupation of the site. However, optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) needs to be carried out in order to obtain dates for the layers containing these artefacts. [...] Past Horizons