lunes, 16 de enero de 2017

Algo más que carne y grasa… Bellotas


 
Investigadores del CENIEH publican un trabajo sobre la eficacia de la recolección de bellotas por las poblaciones humanas del Pleistoceno en la Sierra de Atapuerca

Un equipo de científicos del Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), liderado por los doctores Ana Mateos y Jesús Rodríguez, acaba de publicar un artículo en la revista Journal of Anthropological Archaeology donde demuestra que la recolección de bellotas en los ecosistemas mediterráneos de hace alrededor de 300.000 años, resultaba más eficaz, energéticamente hablando, que el aprovechamiento de los recursos animales.

Para llevar a cabo su investigación, los autores de este artículo diseñaron un estudio de energética experimental con mujeres en el entorno de la Sierra de Atapuerca (Burgos). Las voluntarias simulaban la recolección de bellotas en dos localizaciones: una, en el entorno de Cueva Mayor, y otra, en las orillas del río Arlanzón. [...] CENIEH  / Link 2

Referencia: Efficiency of gathering and its archaeological implications for an European Early Palaeolithic population.

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Indigenous australians hope ancient eel traps will be recognised as world heritage


Traps were built by the Gunditjmara people to manage eels in Lake Condah. They are considered the largest example of ancient freshwater fishing structures created by hunter-gatherers in the world. Photograph: Budj Bim

Gunditjmara people to find out if Australian government has accepted bid for 6,000-year-old network of fish traps in Victoria to be put forward

Traditional owners pushing for a 6,000-year-old network of eel traps in south-west Victoria to be included on the world heritage list will find out next month if the Australian government has accepted their bid.

The traps were built by the Gunditjmara people to manage eels in Lake Condah and nearby Darlot Creek and are among the earliest surviving examples of aquaculture.

Known as Budj Bim, the site received national heritage listing in 2004 and has been put forward for inclusion in the Australian government’s nomination to the Unesco world heritage council by the Victorian government, at the instigation of the Gunditjmara people, as part of an $8m management plan.


Gunditjmara elder Dennis Rose said a world heritage listing would ensure the long-term protection of the site – some of which was damaged when non-Indigenous farmers drained the lake at the end of the 19th century – and also attract visitors to the area. [...] The Guardian


Related video: World Heritage Nomination - Budj Bim Cultural Landscape (2015)
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