Archive for the ‘Bones’ Category

  • Remains of 5 people found in Amphipolis tomb

    on Jan 20, 15 • in Ancient Greece, Anthropology, Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Bones, Excavation, Greece, News • with Comments Off on Remains of 5 people found in Amphipolis tomb

    The Greek Ministry of Culture has announced the long-awaited results of the analysis on the bones found inside the 4th century BC tomb uncovered in Amphipolis in northern Greece, and the news is quite unexpected – the bones belong to not one, but five individuals, pointing to the likelihood that it is a family tomb. The tomb is located within Kasta Hill in what was once the ancient city of Amphipolis, conquered by Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, in 357 BC. Experts have known about the existence of the burial mound

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  • Book: Archaeotechnology – Studying Technology From Prehistory to the Middle Ages

    on Oct 30, 14 • in Archaeology, Bones, Book, Clay, Metal, News, Stone, Technology • with Comments Off on Book: Archaeotechnology – Studying Technology From Prehistory to the Middle Ages

    Archaeotechnology – Studying Technology From Prehistory to the Middle Ages edited by Dragana Antonović and Selena Vitezović Technology is a fascinating material expression of human culture, commonly regarded as an evidence of human triumph over nature. The human past was seen as a constant progress from “primitive” to “technologically advanced”, and even classiied after what is thought to be a dominating technique in a given period. Technological innovations were considered the main, if not the only driving forces that shape societies and cultures. A wider concept of technology, which goes beyond artefact analyses, which regards technology as

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  • 2,800-Year-Old Zigzag Art Found in Greek Tomb

    on Aug 22, 14 • in Archaeology, Archaic period, Architecture, Art, Bones, Excavation, Greece, News • with Comments Off on 2,800-Year-Old Zigzag Art Found in Greek Tomb

    Archaeologists working at the ancient city of Corinth, Greece, have discovered a tomb dating back around 2,800 years that has pottery decorated with zigzagging designs. The tomb was built sometime between 800 B.C. and 760 B.C., a time when Corinth was emerging as a major power and Greeks were colonizing the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. The tomb itself consists of a shaft and burial pit, the pit having a limestone sarcophagus that is about 5.8 feet (1.76 meters) long, 2.8 feet (0.86 m) wide and 2.1 feet (0.63 m) high. When researchers opened the

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  • Faunal Remains from Pigi Athinas, a Late Neolithic Settlement in Aegean (Thessaly, Greece)

    on Aug 7, 14 • in Articles, Bioarchaeology, Bones, Greece, News • with Comments Off on Faunal Remains from Pigi Athinas, a Late Neolithic Settlement in Aegean (Thessaly, Greece)

    Jean Cantuel Faunal Remains from Pigi Athinas, a Late Neolithic Settlement in Aegean (Thessaly, Greece) Abstract The zooarchaeological study of the settlement of Pigi Athinas shows a significant proportion occupied by cattle compared to other animals, which seems original in the Aegean world where breeding is usually based on caprines (goat and sheep). Also, this study helps us to better understand animal use and, the way of life of the Neolithic population.   Keywords: Zooarchaeology, Neolithic, Greece, Breeding strategy, Environment Reference: CANTUEL J., Faunal Remains from Pigi Athinas, a Late Neolithic Settlement in Aegean (Thessaly, Greece), Haemus journal Vol.

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  • Retouching Tools from Osseous Raw Materials in the Starčevo Culture

    on Jul 10, 14 • in Articles, Bioarchaeology, Bones, Neolithic, Serbia, Technology • with Comments Off on Retouching Tools from Osseous Raw Materials in the Starčevo Culture

    Selena Vitezović Retouching Tools from Osseous Raw Materials in the Starčevo Culture Abstract Tools from osseous materials were used for a variety of tasks during prehistoric times – for processing organic materials such as leather, hide, plant fibres; but they may have been also used for the manufacture of flint tools, as percussors, hammers, retouching tools, or anvils. These are relatively easily identifiable through characteristic use wear traces and numerous examples of them were noted on sites throughout Europe, covering the span from the Middle Palaeolithic to the Late Neolithic / Chalcolithic. These tools are

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  • The 10th meeting of the ICAZ Worked Bone Research Group – Belgrade 2014

    on Apr 11, 14 • in Archaeology, Bones, Conference, News • with Comments Off on The 10th meeting of the ICAZ Worked Bone Research Group – Belgrade 2014

    The 10th meeting of the ICAZ Worked Bone Research Group will be held from August, 25 to August, 30, 2014 in Belgrade, Serbia. It will be organised by Selena Vitezovic (Archaeological Institute, Belgrade), in cooperation with National museum, Belgrade. Abstract submission is now open. Please send your name (with affiliation and e-mail address), the abstract and the type of your contribution (paper/poster) until May, 20, 2014 to selenavitezovic@gmail.com. Conference fee: 2.400 RSD for PhD students and unemployed, 4.800 RSD for scholars (to be payed in cash, upon arrival), and includes: abstract book, coffee/tea during the sessions, welcome reception, gala dinner and visit to

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