jueves, 9 de octubre de 2014

Découverte d’un nouveau pré-Néandertalien en France : l’homme de Tourville-la-Rivière



(De 1:02 a 2:28 sin grabación).

Une équipe d’archéologues de l’Inrap a mis au jour, sur le site préhistorique de Tourville-la-Rivière (Seine-Maritime), les vestiges d’un pré-Néandertalien. Cette découverte fait aujourd’hui l’objet d’une publication dans la revue internationale PLOS ONE par un groupe de chercheurs du CNRS, de l’Inrap, de l’université nationale australienne, du Centre national de recherche sur l’évolution de l’Homme à Burgos (Espagne) et du département d’Anthropologie de l’université Washington à Saint Louis.

Malgré les nombreux sites très anciens exhumés depuis la fin du XIXe siècle, les fossiles humains du Pléistocène moyen (781 000 - 128 000 ans) restent extrêmement rares en Europe du nord-ouest. En effet, hormis les deux crânes fragmentaires de Biache-Saint-Vaast dans le nord de la France, les rares fossiles humains de cette période proviennent de dix sites entre Allemagne et Angleterre. L’individu de Tourville-la-Rivière constitue une découverte majeure en Europe pour la connaissance de cette lignée humaine. [...] inrap.fr

Link 2: 'Homme de neandertal en Seine-Maritime (Tourville-la-Riviere)


Actualización: 200,000-year-old Neanderthal human remains found in Normandy
French archaeologists have discovered some 200,000-year-old Neanderthal human remains in Normandy in an extremely rare discovery in northwestern Europe.

The three long Neanderthal bones - from the same left upper limb - found in September at Tourville-la-Rivière in Normandy and exhibited on Thursday in Paris are human fossils which are extremely rare in this part of Europe.

The remains are attributable to the Neanderthal lineage -  in the Middle Pleistocene era - and are aged between 236,000 and 183,000 years.

The open-air site of Tourville-la-Rivière was discovered in 1967 as a sand and gravel quarry and has since been monitored by archaeologists.

It is the second time such remains have been found in France. In the 1980s two partial crania from this period were excavated from Biache-Saint-Vaast in northern France.

All known human fossils from this period have been found from ten sites in either Germany or England.
The three bones most probably belong to an adult or an older adolescent but archaeologists said they were unable to tell if it's a male or female remain.

The archaeological discovery was published on Thursday on the American sciences review Plos One.


Actualización 10-10-14: Vídeo. Archaeologists find 200,000-year-old pre-Neanderthal bones | Reuters.com
 


Vídeo YouTube por Reuters Plus PigMine 6 el 910/10/2014 añadido a Paleo Vídeos > Prehistoria Universal > L.R.2.7 nº 29.


Actualización 10-10-14: Vídeo. 200,000-year-old human bones found in France



Vídeo YouTube por AFP news agency el 9/10/2014 añadido a Paleo Vídeos > Prehistoria Universal > L.R.2.7 nº 30.


Actualización 11-10-14: Descubrimiento de un nuevo pre-Neandertal en Francia: el Hombre de Tourville-la-Rivière
Un equipo de arqueólogos del Inrap ha descubierto los vestigios de un pre-Neandertal en el sitio prehistórico de Tourville-la-Rivière, situado en el departamento de Sena Marítimo. El día de hoy, este importante hallazgo es objeto de una publicación en la revista internacional PLOS ONE por parte de un grupo de investigadores del Centro Nacional de Investigación Científica (CNRS, por su sigla en francés), del Inrap, de la Universidad Nacional Australiana, del Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana de Burgos y del Departamento de Antropología de la Universidad de Washington en San Luis. Pese a que desde fines del siglo XIX se han exhumado numerosos sitios muy antiguos, los fósiles humanos del Pleistoceno medio (781 000 - 128 000 años) siguen siendo extremadamente escasos en Europa del noroeste. En efecto, fuera de los dos cráneos fragmentarios de Biache-Saint-Vaast (norte de Francia), los pocos fósiles humanos de este período han sido descubiertos en diez sitios, entre Alemania e Inglaterra. El individuo de Tourville-la-Rivière constituye por tanto un hallazgo de la mayor importancia en Europa para el conocimiento de esta estirpe humana...

Rare Bronze Age knife discovered in Denmark

A “magnificent specimen” says archaeologist about dagger that is at least 3,000 years old

1/3. Rare knife found in Rødby (Photo: Lolland-Falster Museum)

A flint-bladed knife with a wooden handle has been found in an archaeological dig in Rødby in southern Zealand. It is the first such knife ever found in Denmark and it is at least 3,000 years old.

While Stone Age flint knives are a somewhat common find, finding a flint knife with a wooden handle, an improvement that first appeared in the Bronze Age (which fizzled out in about 1200 BC), has never happened before.

"A dagger of this type has never before been found in Denmark,” Anders Rosendahl, an archaeologist at the Lolland-Falster Museum, told Jyllands-Posten. “It is exciting to find such a magnificent specimen.”

As people transitioned from flint to bronze tools, the supply of bronze often could not keep up with the demand for the metal, so artisans sometimes made knives that combined new designs with old materials such as a Bronze Age knife with a flint blade.

3/3. Photo: Lolland-Falster Museum

Learning about its origins

Knife owners typically kept a knife until they died, often being buried with it. The 20 centimetre long specimen unearthed this week was found in an old seabed.

The knife is on its way to the national museum in Copenhagen.

Similar knives have been found in Germany, and researchers hope that a detailed study of the blade and handle will tell them more about the knife's origins and links between Denmark and Germany during the time it was made. cphpost.dk / Link 2

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