jueves, 8 de agosto de 2013

El CRV de Ibeas acoge la exposición La Dieta que nos hizo humanos

La alimentación es una de las claves para entender el presente y futuro de la especie humana y dar respuestas a las preguntas que surgen sobre la evolución. La exposición ‘La Dieta que nos hizo humanos’, que ya pudo verse en el Museo de la Evolución Humana (MEH) en 2010, se vuelve a mostrar al público desde esta mañana en el Centro de Recepción de Visitantes (CRV) de Ibeas de Juarros hasta finales de año. Comisariada por Ana Mateos y Jesús Rodríguez, del CENIEH, con la colaboración de la Cátedra Tomás Pascual-Sanz-CENIEH, se basa en el proceso evolutivo y de adaptación de la nutrición de la especie humana y está dividida en varios ámbitos. [...] museoevolucionhumana.com

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Carved ball found at the Ness of Brodgar dig

Day Eighteen... We have found a carved stone ball!
 
4/5. A closer view of the stone ball.
There you have it. We have ransacked our store of superlatives, but the extraordinary nature of this find has left us with just those plain, simple, but momentous words.

Here they are again. We have found a carved stone ball!
And the importance of this?

Well, hardly anyone has ever found a carved stone ball in a modern archaeological context.

The vast majority have been found, by chance, as dislocated finds across Britain, but with an apparent concentration in north-east Scotland. One was found last year at the Links of Noltland, on Westray, but we are unaware of its context.

And that is the really exciting part of this discovery.

The ball was found in a secure context, under the north-east buttress of Structure Ten, opposite the magnificent incised stone found last week, which was also under a buttress.

We certainly don’t want to leap ahead with interpretation, but it is beginning to look as if these special deposits, under buttresses, might constitute something like foundation deposits for the entire building.

The ball is heavy and initial impressions suggest that it may be basalt — a very hard and uniform stone — which works well, with a great deal of time and patience.

The stone is, of course, still coated with midden so its exact nature is still to be determined. We can, however, determine that it has six knobs, but not apparently even spaced. There may be extra decoration incised into its surface. It may even be coloured or painted.

Information on all this will only be clear when the very delicate job of cleaning it without disturbing any deposits is carried out. This will take place at a conservation laboratory in Edinburgh. [...] orkneyjar.com/

Crossrail unearths evidence humans lived on Thames in 7,000 BC

Rare evidence that humans lived on the River Thames 9,000 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists working on the Crossrail project.

A Mesolithic tool-making factory featuring 150 pieces of flint was found at the tunnelling worksite in Woolwich.

Archaeologists said prehistoric Londoners were using the site to prepare river cobbles which were then made into flint tools...

... Of the tool-making discovery, Crossrail lead archaeologist Jay Carver said: "This is a unique and exciting find that reveals evidence of humans returning to England and in particular the Thames Valley after a long hiatus during the Ice Age.

"It is one of a handful of archaeology sites uncovered that confirms humans lived in the Thames Valley at this time.

"The concentration of flint pieces shows that this was an exceptionally important location for sourcing materials to make tools that were used by early Londoners who lived and hunted on Thames Estuary islands."... bbc.co.uk/

Actualización. Hallan restos de asentamientos humanos en Londres de hace 9.000 años
EFE. Una excavación arqueológica ha descubierto restos que prueban la existencia de asentamientos humanos en la ribera sur del río Támesis, en Londres, hace 9.000 años, informó hoy el proyecto de infraestructuras Crossrail.

El hallazgo, una "fábrica de herramientas" del Mesolítico que incluye 150 piezas de sílex, se produjo en North Woolwich (sureste de la capital británica) durante las excavaciones realizadas como parte del proyecto Crossrail, un tren de alta velocidad.

Los arqueólogos creen que los londinenses prehistóricos utilizaban el lugar del descubrimiento para probar, dividir y preparar los cantos que posteriormente les servirían para elaborar las herramientas.

"Este es un hallazgo único que arroja pruebas de que seres humanos volvieron a Inglaterra, sobre todo al valle del Támesis, después de un largo paréntesis durante la Edad de Hielo", explicó el director de la excavación, Jay Carver...