domingo, 11 de enero de 2015

XVII Congreso Mundial de la UISPP: Vídeos

75 vídeos por White Tiger Books de las sesiones:
A3f. 50 Years of Prähistorische Bronzefunde
A11a. The chronology of Palaeolithic cave art: new data, new debates
A11d. Styles, techniques and graphic expression in rock art
A11f. The Role of Art in Prehistoric Societies
A15e. Museum networking in Global communities: experiences in sharing&cooperation in Quaternary&Prehistory Museums
A15d. The educational activities of archeology and socialization of knowledge
A15f. Education and dissemination strategies in museums and prehistoric Sites
A17c. Microscopic determination of hafting technology: use-wear and residues
A21a. Neanderthals on their own terms: new perspectives study of Mid Paleo behaviour
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El Museo de Melide identifica en la comarca nuevos restos neolíticos

1/2. De los restos de Boimorto se deduce que pudo haber un crómlech.

 Una ruta descubre menhires y lajas de dolmen en tres municipios

No hay peor ciego que el que no quiere ver; o que el que no sabe apreciar lo que ve. Porque visible a los ojos de todo el mundo pasan desapercibidos los monumentos megalíticos que hacen del interior de la comunidad «unha das zonas con máis densidade de pedras fitas». Es palabra de arqueólogo. De Xurxo Broz, colaborador del Museo Terra de Melide, la institución que ha puesto en conocimiento de Patrimonio la existencia de cuarenta elementos arqueológicos localizados en la comarca y entre los que destacan gigantescas piedras talladas que tienen entre 4.000 y 6.000 años de antigüedad. Las piezas arquitectónicas, del Neolítico final, son menhires y bloques propios de la cámara de un dolmen, un patrimonio «visible pero descoñecido», como apunta Cristina Vázquez Neira, arqueóloga de la galería etnográfica melidense. [...]

Human bones dating back 9,000 years found at Sakitari Cave

Vídeo YouTube por 琉球新報 el 14/12/2014 añadido a Paleo Vídeos > Prehistoria Universal > L.R.2.7 nº 47.

December 11, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo. On December 11, an official from the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art museum announced that they had found human bones dating back over 9,000 years at Sakitari Cave, located in the Valley of Gangala, Maekawa in Tamagusuku, Nanjo.

The bones were found with the head and upper body connected together. According to an official of the museum, the bones were possibly put into the land as burial. He said, “This indicates the possibility that people at that time used to use caves as graves.” In Okinawa, this is the first and oldest specimen of a connected skeleton found in its original position and not relocated.

Bones from one adult individual were discovered, with mainly upper-body parts such as the skull and arms, as well as the femur and pelvis. The bones were dug from about three meters beneath an excavation site near the entrance of Sakitari Cave. The bones were found in a posture lying flat and facing up, covered by four pieces of limestone about 30 centimeters in diameter, which suggests this was a deliberate burial.

While prehistoric human bones from the Paleolithic era, about 20,000 years ago, like the Minatogawa Man and the Shiraho Saonetabaru Cavemen, have previously been discovered in Okinawa, this is the first time a specimen with a connected skeleton has been found. (English translation by T&CT and Lima Tokumori)

Related news (January 09, 2015): Ancient burial remains in Okinawa cave may fill void in Japanese ancestry

At 11:28 a.m. on December 11, at Tamagusuku in Nanjo, human bones which appear to have been buried in Sakitari Cave were found. A finger points to a head with arms on the right and left, and a pelvis at the bottom.

...  The bones dating to the Jomon Pottery Culture period (c. 8000 B.C.-300 B.C.) were found under 3 meters of dirt, indicating they had not been disturbed. Four large stones about 30 centimeters long had been placed over such areas as the head, chest and stomach of the adult, of undetermined gender, who was lying face-up.
As joints in the arms remained connected, it is believed the bones were found in their original site, suggesting the cave was used as a tomb.

The bones were also excavated from a depth below where earthenware about 9,000 years old was previously found, suggesting they date further back in time...

Unmasking Uganda’s rock artists

Nyero Site in Kumi District. The Ugandan government has moved to document heritage sites for conservation. PHOTO | MORGAN MBABAZI |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

A five-year study has concluded that the paintings at Uganda’s rock art sites were done by settled human groups and not early hunter-gatherers as it has long been believed.
The findings also show that there is a connection between Bushmen societies of southern and Central Africa and groups that conceived the rock paintings.
The researchers noted that it is difficult to interpret the different signs because the human groups who drew them have disappeared.
The findings are contained in a new book titled Uganda Rock Art Sites: A Vanishing Heritage of Lake Victoria Region published by the National Museum of Uganda and edited by Prof Barbara Turchetta and Jackline Nyiracyiza.
“According to our C-14 investigations on pigments at Nyero and Kakoro sites, different paintings of the Uganda side of Lake Victoria region date between 5,000 and 1,600 years BP, being on a line with Wiltonian and Magosian like industries in the late Stone Age period described by archeologists that offered us evidence of settled human groups rather than hunter-gatherers nomadic groups,” Prof Turchetta said.
Prof Turchetta adds that “cultural documentation of sites and interpretation of design patterns,” which excavations at Magosi (north of Moroto) showed evidence of a Magosian culture older than the one found in the Horn of Africa and Kenya.[...]

Related news (October 4 2014): Honouring Uganda’s rock art in writing

State minister for Karamoja Affairs Barbra Oundo and the author, Prof Barbara Turchetta, during the launch of the book at the Uganda Museum last month. PHOTO BY RACHEL MABALA