Posts Tagged ‘technology’

  • Book – Neolithic Ground Stone Industry in Serbia

    on Jan 13, 15 • in Archaeology, Book, Neolithic, News, Prehistory, Serbia, Stone • with Comments Off


    Dragana Antonović Neolithic Ground Stone Industry in Serbia The ground stone industry in Serbia commenced to exist during the Neolithic and under conditions of a sedentary life. The term ground stone here is referring to all those artefacts that their final shape have acquired by grinding, as well as to unfinished objects produced by other techniques of stone manufacturing. Along with numerous types of tool sand arms various ornamental, ritual and artistic objects are also included.The basis for this study of ground stone industry enabled the material of the fol-lowing Neolithic localities in Serbia: Belovode,

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  • HAEMUS – partner organization of the 10th International Symposium on Knappable Materials

    on Nov 19, 14 • in Archaeology, Conference, News, Our Activity, Prehistory, Stone, Technology • with Comments Off


    HAEMUS signed an agreement and became official partner of the 10th International Symposium on Knappable Materials  ‘On the Rocks’ International Symposium on Knappable Materials 8–10 September 2015 University of Barcelona, SpainAs far as raw materials go, chert and other knappable stone stand out as some of the most common materials in the archaeological record, and at some sites the only preserved material. They were used in almost every corner of the world, from the Palaeolithic up until today. Use of these materials even predates the appearance of our own species. Being so widespread, both geographically as

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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


    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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  • Retouching Tools from Osseous Raw Materials in the Starčevo Culture

    on Jul 10, 14 • in Articles, Bioarchaeology, Bones, Neolithic, Serbia, Technology • with Comments Off


    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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  • Declassified Spy Photos Show Ancient Roman Walls In Romania

    on May 25, 14 • in Methodology, News, Photo, Roman period, Romania • with Comments Off


    Sometimes it pays to take a second look. Archaeologists from two United Kingdom universities examining declassified spy photos rediscovered part of a what they believe is a series of Roman fortifications dating back to the 2nd century A.D. Although parts of the ruins had once been known to 19th-century researchers, they were subsequently misidentified, dismissed and largely forgotten, according to Bill Hanson, a professor of Roman archaeology at the University of Glasgow. In some areas the structures were heavily damaged by ploughing or construction — even to the point of complete destruction. “If you look

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  • UAB archaeologist featured on BBC program “Rome’s Lost Empire”

    on Dec 20, 12 • in Ancient Rome, News, Romania, Serbia • with Comments Off


    Ancient sites thought lost forever have been discovered with the help of University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) associate professor of archaeology Sarah Parcak, Ph.D. An expert in the field of remote sensing, Parcak spent months using advanced satellite imagery techniques to uncover long-buried sections of the Roman Empire. Her research has uncovered a host of hidden finds, including an amphitheater and the likely location of a famous lighthouse. Parcak’s journey will be documented in “Rome’s Lost Empire,” an 80-minute film that airs on BBC One on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in the United Kingdom

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