Archive for the ‘Prehistory’ Category

  • Book: Squaring the Circle – Neolithic Way (Balkans)

    on Oct 12, 14 • in Archaeology, Book, Internet, Neolithic, News, Pottery, Prehistory, Serbia • with Comments Off on Book: Squaring the Circle – Neolithic Way (Balkans)

    Original title Ненад Н. Тасић НЕОЛИТСКА КВАДРАТУРА КРУГА The book in front of you comes as an invitation and a teaser for the revival of interest in the complex enigmas of the Neolithic period of the Central Balkan region. For that reason, this book tackles diverse subjects from different perspectives and involves some of the most important and yet unsolved questions. These are the initial settling down of Neolithic communities, their taming of nature, the importance of salt, infant nutrition and its role at the beginning of the Neolithic period, and the periodization of the Early

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  • 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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  • Romanian cave holds some of the oldest human footprints

    on Jul 22, 14 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, News, Paleolithic, Prehistory, Romania • with Comments Off on Romanian cave holds some of the oldest human footprints

    Preserved Stone Age impressions were made about 20,000 years earlier than thought Human footprints found in Romania’s Ciur-Izbuc Cave represent the oldest such impressions in Europe, and perhaps the world, researchers say. About 400 footprints were first discovered in the cave in 1965. Scientists initially attributed the impressions to a man, woman and child who lived 10,000 to 15,000 years ago. But radiocarbon measurements of two cave bear bones excavated just below the footprints now indicate that Homo sapiens made these tracks around 36,500 years ago, say anthropologist David Webb of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania

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  • Prehistoric conference 2015: “Settlements, culture and population dynamics in Balkan prehistory”, March 13-14, Skopje, Macedonia

    on May 12, 14 • in Archaeology, Conference, News, Our Activity, Prehistory, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on Prehistoric conference 2015: “Settlements, culture and population dynamics in Balkan prehistory”, March 13-14, Skopje, Macedonia

    The prehistoric period in the Balkans undoubtedly attracts attention related to the questions about the spatial and temporal boundaries of the ancient societies, showing the common patterns, or maybe interweaving cultures. The conference theme “Settlements, culture and population dynamics in Balkan prehistory” is designed to encourage and inspire different ways of thinking about the past in the prehistory of the Balkan peninsula. Official web site: http://balkanprehistory2015.com/ The main aim of the conference is to gather the experts from the Balkans and wider, and to discuss the latest achievements in the field of archaeology. The topics

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  • International Conference Heidelberg – Balkan Dialogues

    on Apr 25, 14 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Conference, Cultural heritage, News, Prehistory • with Comments Off on International Conference Heidelberg – Balkan Dialogues

    Balkan Dialogues Spatial Boundaries and Cultural Identities in the Prehistoric Balkans International Conference Heidelberg 2-3 May 2014 The relationship between material culture and group identity is a major concern for the discipline of prehistoric archaeology and, simultaneously, a highly political issue. In the Balkans, (re)constructions of prehistoric identities still tend to follow the political borders established after the Second World War or to reflect current political aspirations. Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent end of the socialist regimes in the Balkans, a new generation of scholars is struggling to

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  • Göbekli Tepe, an early Neolithic wonder in Turkey – News in Conservation

    on Apr 23, 14 • in Archaeology, Conservation, Management, Neolithic, News, Prehistory, Turkey • with Comments Off on Göbekli Tepe, an early Neolithic wonder in Turkey – News in Conservation

    Place: Gobekli Tepe, Turkey TURKEY – Göbekli Tepe in south-eastern Turkey, is one of the most exciting and historically significant archaeological sites currently being excavated anywhere in the world. Dating to the earliest Neolithic period, its significance is demonstrated by its construction implying organisation of an advanced order not previously associated with early societies. Göbekli Tepe has been interpreted as the oldest human-made place of worship yet discovered. The Global Heritage Fund (GHF), the non-profit organisation working to protect, preserve and sustain the most significant and endangered cultural heritage sites in the developing world, has

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