domingo, 26 de mayo de 2013

IoA Rock Art Fieldtrip - Dordogne 2013

A group of Institute students has recently returned from the Dordogne where they gained unprecedented access to Palaeolithic decorated cave sites.

Didier Bouakaze-Khan organised a Rock Art field trip to Dordogne for the second consecutive year in conjunction with his Masters courses on World Rock Art: from Palaeolithic to Present and Rock Art Studies: Theories, Methods and Management.

The group, lead by Didier, was accompanied by the Institute's Director, Stephen Shennan and three students taking the MA course on Rock Art Studies, Ethan White, Kate Sinha and Ginger Drage.

Maria Guagnin (Edinburgh University), who also teaches Saharan Rock Art on Didier’s course, accompanied the group as well as Peter Robinson (Bradshaw Foundation). The group was hosted by Prof Jean-Michel Geneste and his team at the Centre National de Prehistoire in Les Eyzies de Tayac, from 12-19 May. [...] ucl.ac.uk/

Link 2: The Decorated Caves of the Dordogne



This month I was invited to join the Dordogne Rock Art Field Trip in France to view the decorated caves, organised by Dr Didier Bouakaze-Khan, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of MA Rock Art Studies courses at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UCL). The Field trip was arranged in conjunction with Centre National de Prehistoire (CNP) and...

Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern ... (UNESCO/NHK)



Vídeo YouTube por unesco el 24/05/2013 añadido a Paleo Vídeos > Prehistoria de España y Portugal > L.R.1.7 nº 8.

Seventeen decorated caves of the Paleolithic age were inscribed as an extension to the Altamira Cave, inscribed in 1985. The property will now appear on the List as Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain. The property represents the apogee of Paleolithic cave art that developed across Europe, from the Urals to the Iberian Peninusula, from 35,000 to 11,000 BC. Because of their deep galleries, isolated from external ...

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URL: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/310/

Archaeological Site of Atapuerca (UNESCO/NHK)



Vídeo YouTube por unesco el 24/05/2013 añadido a Paleo Vídeos > Prehistoria de España y Portugal > L.R.1.7 nº 7.

The caves of the Sierra de Atapuerca contain a rich fossil record of the earliest human beings in Europe, from nearly one million years ago and extending up to the Common Era. They represent an exceptional reserve of data, the scientific study of which provides priceless information about the appearance and the way of life of these remote human ancestors.

Source: UNESCO TV / © NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
URL: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/989/

Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites (UNESCO/NHK)



Vídeo YouTube por unesco el 24/05/2013 añadido a Paleo Vídeos > Prehistoria Universal > L.R.2.5 nº 28.

Stonehenge and Avebury, in Wiltshire, are among the most famous groups of megaliths in the world. The two sanctuaries consist of circles of menhirs arranged in a pattern whose astronomical significance is still being explored. These holy places and the nearby Neolithic sites are an incomparable testimony to prehistoric times.

Source: UNESCO TV / © NHK Nippon Hoso KyokaiURL: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/373/

Heart of Neolithic Orkney (UNESCO/NHK)



Vídeo YouTube por unesco el 24/05/2013 añadido a Paleo Vídeos > Prehistoria Universal > L.R.2.5 nº 29.

The group of Neolithic monuments on Orkney consists of a large chambered tomb (Maes Howe), two ceremonial stone circles (the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar) and a settlement (Skara Brae), together with a number of unexcavated burial, ceremonial and settlement sites. The group constitutes a major prehistoric cultural landscape which gives a graphic depiction of life in this remote archipelago in the far north of Scotland some ...

Source: UNESCO TV / © NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
URL: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/514/