sábado, 1 de febrero de 2014

El Parque de la Prehistoria de Teverga da este sábado la bienvenida a una pareja de caballos Przewalski

El Parque de la Prehistoria de Teverga dará la bienvenida a una pareja de caballos Przewalski este sábado, 1 de febrero, con una visita especial que se realizará a las 12:00 horas.


Según ha informado Recrea a través de una nota de prensa, el público podrá observar a estos dos ejemplares de caballos de origen prehistórico en una zona adaptada del exterior del Parque y conocer todos los detalles de esta iniciativa, que busca "integrar en el entorno del equipamiento tevergano a esta especie, contribuyendo así al desarrollo rural y conservación de este animal del que apenas quedan 1.500 ejemplares en todo el mundo".

Con motivo de la llegada de los caballos, a las 13:00 horas los niños podrán participar en un taller en el que personalizarán una chapa con la imagen de los caballos que se llevarán a casa.

Tanto esta visita especial como el taller infantil son actividades gratuitas. Se puede reservar plaza en los teléfonos 902 306 600/985 185 860 o en el correo electrónico promocionrecrea@recrea.asturias.es.
Por otra parte, este sábado el Parque de la Prehistoria y La Ponte-Ecomuséu ofrecen una nueva actividad para acercarse al Paleolítico y Prerrománico con una visita conjunta.

A las 12:00 horas se podrá realizar una visita guiada a la Iglesia prerrománica de Santo Adriano de Tuñón, con pinturas de gran interés pertenecientes a este periodo del Medievo. La visita se completará con un recorrido y taller temático al Parque para acercare al arte rupestre, que se podrá realizar a lo largo del día en las distintas frecuencias que se ofrecen. (EuropaPress)

Pre- historic rock art sites in Wayanad mired in neglect

Two pre-historic rock art sites in Wayanad district are facing neglect and ruin. 

The petroglyphs on a slanted rock on Thovarimala Hills in Wayanad
The petroglyphs (rock engravings) on the walls of a slanted rock on the Thovarimala hills, near Sulthan Bathery, and a newly discovered art site at Kappikunnu, near Pulpally, both believed to date back to the Neolithic period, are in urgent need of attention. 

Though the rock engravings at Edakkal caves had been protected by government agencies, the ones at Thovarimala, just five km from Edakkal, and Kappikunnu are yet to be taken care of by the Department of Archaeology. Miscreants and anti-socials who reportedly frequent the Thovarimala had disfigured some of the precious carvings by wanton etching. More than 50 motifs had been engraved on the rock walls and many of these resemble the rock carvings of Edakkal.[...] thehindu.com

Dog Family Tree Traced Back 2 Million Years

A new cache of extremely well preserved, prehistoric canine fossils is shedding light on dog and wolf ancestors from 2 million years ago to today.

The fossils, described in the latest issue of the Journal of Mammalian Evolution, date to that early period and belonged to a scrappy canine carnivore known as Canis etruscus that lived near Rome, Italy.

Canis etruscus. commons.wikimedia.org
"Canis etruscus appeared approximately 2 million years ago and is the oldest European species referred to in the genus Canis," lead author Marco Cherin told Discovery News, adding that this species "was considerably smaller than the modern wolf."

"We can suppose that it was a social dog, as most of the living species of similar size," continued Cherin, who is a researcher at Perugia University's Department of Earth Sciences. "Hunting in packs, Canis etruscus could have preyed on small to medium-sized animals."

The prey of this carnivore, which looked like a cross between a German shepherd and a wolf, would have included animals such as ancient relatives of deer and pigs. They were all common at the site: Pantalla, Italy. [...] news.discovery.com