viernes, 17 de mayo de 2013

Titanes en el Complejo Motillas. La secuencia del Pleistoceno Superior de la cueva del Higueral-Guardia en la bética occidental (Proyecto Kuretes)

Autores: Javier Baena Preysler, Antonio Morgado Rodriguez, Jose Antonio Lozano Rodriguez, Concepcion Torres Navas, Antonio Alcala Ortiz, Rafael Bermudez Cano, Francisco Bermudez Jimenez y Francisco Ruiz-Ruano Cobo.
Fuente: Menga 03, Revista de Prehistoria de Andalucía. Año 2. Número 02, 2012. Pgs. 107 a 117.

Resumen:
El “Proyecto KURETES. Primeras ocupaciones humanas, evolucion paleoecologica y climatica del Cuaternario de la Cordillera Betica occidental”, aprobado por la Direccion General de Bienes Culturales de la Consejeria de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucia busca analizar las primeras ocupaciones humanas en el contexto de la evolucion paleoecologica y los cambios climaticos del Cuaternario de la cordillera Betica occidental, a partir de diferentes actuaciones de prospeccion y excavacion arqueologica en los sistemas karsticos de la serrania de Ronda.

La primera actuacion arqueologica realizada dentro de este proyecto consistio en la apertura de tres sondeos arqueologicos en la cueva del Higueral-Guardia (Malaga-Cadiz) en agosto de 2011 (Baena Preysler et al., e.p).

Los primeros resultados indican que contamos con una secuencia, muy afectada por la accion de clandestinos, en la que se documentan distintas ocupaciones a lo largo del tramo final del Pleistoceno Superior.

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Actualización 18-12-13. UN ENCLAVE SOLUTRENSE EN LAS CORDILLERAS BÉTICAS OCCIDENTALES: LA CUEVA DEL HIGUERAL-GUARDIA (CORTES DE LA FRONTERA MÁLAGA, ESPAÑA)
Manuel Alcaraz Castaño, Mario López-Recio, Marta Roca, Fernando Tapias, Inmaculada Rus, Javier Baena, Jorge Morín, Alfredo Pérez-González, Manuel Santonja
No 5 (2012). Espacio Tiempo y Forma. Serie I, Prehistoria y Arqueología. Nueva época
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Site provides clearer picture of China's past

New archaeological discoveries in Yuyao city, in eastern China's Zhejiang province, provide a clearer picture of life in China's Neolithic age and confirm that the nation originated the practice of paddy cultivation.

Archaeologists are completing a 10-year dig in Tianluo Mountain, which demonstrates a clear layout of typical Neolithic tribes, Sun Guoping, captain of the exploration team, told China Daily on Tuesday.

"It is so far the best preserved site of the Hemudu culture," he said, referring to one of the cradles of Chinese civilization.

"We can see a clear wooden structure of the living and working areas of a tribe. There were walls, food stores, paddy fields and even piles of rice husks."

The Hemudu site recorded primitive activities of ancient China from 7000-5000 BC, one of the earliest recordings of China's Neolithic age. Archaeological exploration of the site began in 1973.

Discoveries at the Tianluo Mountain site prove that the practice of cultivating paddy started in China, Sun said.

He said the site covers an area of more than 30,000 square meters with six layers. Some 1,800 sq m of land has been explored during the past 10 years of exploration, and more than 7,000 relics have been discovered. [...] usa.chinadaily.com.cn/

Star Carr: Life in Britain After the Ice Age




Book: Star Carr: Life in Britain After the Ice Age (Achaeology for All) Nicky Milner (Author), Barry Taylor (Author), Chantal Conneller (Author)
Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: Council for British Archaeology (May 30, 2013)

First-ever book about the iconic site of Star Carr aimed at the general public. Begins with an overview of the Mesolithic period in Britain and NW Europe before describing the history of excavations at Star Carr, including Grahame Clark's pioneering work in 1949-51. Then describes the current work, and the latest research into reconstructing the landscape of the time. Latest work has uncovered what may be the earliest 'house' ever found in Britain, as well as thousands of flints and organic artefacts.

Related: 17/05/2013First exhibition to showcase Scarborough’s Stone Age gem
Some of the most remarkable and complete finds from Britain’s Stone Age, unearthed on the outskirts of Scarborough, will be assembled for the first time in a special exhibition.

Eleven thousand-year-old deer skull head-dresses, bone harpoons and amber jewellery - amazingly preserved in peat - are just some of the highlights of the exhibiton at the Yorkshire Museum, in York, later this month. [...]

A stag frontlet unearthed at Star Carr