Posts Tagged ‘Neolithic’

  • HAEMUS partcipated in the international workshop – Tracing pottery making recipes in the Balkans, 6th – 4th millennium BC

    on Oct 6, 14 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Conference, Neolithic, News, Our Activity, Prehistory • with Comments Off on HAEMUS partcipated in the international workshop – Tracing pottery making recipes in the Balkans, 6th – 4th millennium BC

    Members of HAEMUS participated at the international workshop ‘Tracing pottery making recipes in the Balkans, 6th – 4th millennium BC‘. The event took place on September 19-20.2014 at the Serbian Academy of Science and it was organized as collaborative activity between the UCL Institute of Archaeology and the Institute for Balkan Studies (Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences), with the generous contribution of the Institute of Archaeometallurgical Studies (IAMS). Workshop concept was the Neolithisation of southeast Europe, which is one of the most dynamic periods in European prehistory, including, amongst many other features rapid developments in pyrotechnologies, particularly pottery and metal making

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  • Archaeologists Uncover 7,000-Year-Old Stone Age City In Croatia

    on Sep 16, 14 • in Archaeology, Croatia, Neolithic, News • with Comments Off on Archaeologists Uncover 7,000-Year-Old Stone Age City In Croatia

    Archaeologists in Croatia have unearthed what they say is the largest Stone Age city ever discovered in the region. The new find stretches for more than 100 thousand square meters, and it is believed to be roughly 7,000 years old. A research team led by Maja Krznaric Skrivanko and Hrvoje Vulic from Vinkovci Municipal Museum announced this week that they had discovered a previously unknown village that dates back to the fifth or fourth millennium BC. Speaking with JutarnjiList, the team said that the discovery lurked for millennia just a couple of feet below the

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  • Ancient footprints discovered in Bursa

    on Sep 2, 14 • in Archaeology, Excavation, Neolithic, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Ancient footprints discovered in Bursa

    Footprints dating back to the Neolithic period (6,400 B.C.) have been discovered during excavations in Barçın tumulus in the northwestern province of Bursa’s Yenişehir district. Koç University academic, Rana Özbal, said works had been continuing in Barçın tumulus since 2007 under the coordination of the Culture and Tourism Ministry and the Dutch Research Institute. She said the oldest settlement in the region dated back to 8,600 B.C., adding, “The houses in tumulus are semidetached. In one of the houses, we have found a pair of footprints and now we are searching for how they appeared.”

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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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  • Centuries-old fabric found in Çatalhöyük

    on Apr 11, 14 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Excavation, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Centuries-old fabric found in Çatalhöyük

    Excavations works that have been continuing in the earliest settlement of Çatalhöyük in the central Anatolian province of Konya have revealed a 9,000-year-old piece of linen fabric. The world’s first hemp-weaved fabric has been found in the ground of a burned house. The report about the new findings includes the process between June 15 and Aug. 15. More than 120 people from 22 countries worked for the excavations in this process. The most striking thing on the report is this fabric, which was wrapped around a baby skeleton. Best preserved piece The head of the

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