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Des bracelets en verre pour nos Gauloises : archéologie, expérimentation, fabrication
Réalisation : Annie Mercier | Montage : Annie Mercier | Musique : Christine Groult La direction des archives de la ville de Pantin et le bureau de l'archéologie du conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis se sont associés pour lancer un protocole d'expérimentation scientifique et tenter de comprendre la méthodologie de fabrication de bracelets en verre à l’époque gauloise. Cette expérimentation a été organisée sous la direction scientifique d’Yves Le Bechennec, après les travaux de fouilles effectués à Pantin depuis 1996.
Plusieurs techniques de fabrication ont été mises en application : la technique indienne (formation d’un anneau de verre sur un cône de terre cuite et pose d’un cordon de verre chaud cueilli dans le four sur un anneau élargi sur cône), la technique népalaise élargissement d’une perle aux ferrets) ainsi qu'une technique spécifique (enroulement du verre sur cylindre et estampage) proposée par les verriers. En outre, l’équipe nous montre également l’utilisation du four à bois pour cette fabrication, permettant aux verriers de travailler au plus près de la source de chaleur.
Cette expérience nous a appris enfin que la fabrication de ces bracelets pendant la protohistoire fut une production de masse et que les ateliers de fabrications possédaient parfaitement la maîtrise du feu.
Nous remercions tout particulièrement la ville de Pantin qui nous a gracieusement autorisé la diffusion de ce film ainsi que Madame Geneviève Michel, conservateur du patrimoine, pour sa coordination.
+ info: http://www.archivesaudiovisuelles.fr/EN/Event.asp?id=2092&url=/2092/home.asp

Visite du chantier de fouilles archéologiques à Noisy-le-Grand avec Cyrille Le Forestier - Noisy-le-Grand (France)
Cyrille Le Forestier, archéologue de l’Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives (INRAP) et responsable d'opération nous présente le chantier de fouilles archéologiques à Noisy-le-Grand. Le reportage décrit l’histoire et l’importance de l’opération menée et le caractère spécifique de ce site funéraire du haut Moyen Age composé de 600 sépultures et recoupant deux nécropoles successives.
La première, mérovingienne (Ve- VIIe s.), constituée de près de 300 inhumations, est caractérisée par des sarcophages de plâtre, des défunts parés de colliers de perles, de boucles d’oreille, de fibules et de plaques boucles (ceinture). Les sarcophages, orientés est-ouest, sont regroupés par famille ou par communauté. La seconde, carolingienne (VIIIe- Xe s.), est marquée par une évolution des pratiques funéraires imposées par l’Eglise, la règle devenant celle de l’humilité face à Dieu. Progressivement, l’organisation des sépultures changent, laissant la place à de simples fosses. Les corps, sans aucun apparat, sont enveloppés dans un linceul et inhumés en pleine terre…
+ info: http://www.archivesaudiovisuelles.fr/EN/Event.asp?id=2100&url=/2100/home.asp

NEW STUDY: Mass Killings of Gazelles Marked Rise of Human Civilization
The mass killing of wildlife by humans is not a modern phenomenon. A new study concludes that around the time the first cities were founded in the Near East, people herded hundreds of gazelles into long stone passageways that ended in circular pits, where they would slaughter every animal. These massive hunts may have been rich with symbolism at the time, yet the authors argue that they have left the gazelles of the Near East a highly endangered species today.
Gazelles were the favorite prey of hunter-gatherers who lived in the Near East—an area that includes modern-day Israel, the Palestinian territories, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria—before farming began about 11,000 years ago. But there is little evidence that their numbers declined at that time. And when early farmers began domesticating cattle, sheep, and goats, the gazelle's importance as food declined rapidly.
+ info: http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/04/mass-killings-of-gazelles-marked.html?etoc

The Cyrus Cylinder, a 6th Century B.C. Clay Tablet Returns to British Museum After Iran Loan
A 2,500-year-old Babylonian artifact sometimes described as the world's first human rights charter was returning to the British Museum Monday after a seven-month loan to Iran.
Hundreds of thousands of people viewed the Cyrus Cylinder while it was on display at Iran's National Museum.
The clay cylinder carries an account of how the Persian king Cyrus conquered Babylon in 539 B.C. and restored many of the people held captive by the Babylonians to their homelands.
The British Museum said the artifact would go back on display in its ancient Iran gallery on Tuesday.
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46650

Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Côa Valley / Camilo Rebelo - Vila Nova de Foz Côa - Portugal
The Palaeolithic art in the Coa Valley is perhaps man’s first land art manifestation.
+ info: http://www.archdaily.com/52866/museum-of-art-and-archaeology-of-the-coa-valley-camilo-rebelo/

Archaeology of World War II
Between 1939 and 1945, the world was engulfed in a conflict fought on almost every continent and ocean, involving every world power, and ultimately costing more than 50 million people, both soldiers and civilians, their lives. More than a dozen nations, among them the United States, Great Britain, and the U.S.S.R, fought on the side of the Allies, joining forces against the Axis powers—primarily Germany, Italy, and Japan—who, at the apex of their power, controlled or were poised to control large swaths of Europe, Africa, the Pacific Ocean, and East and Southeast Asia. Perhaps the greatest difference between World War II and the wars and conflicts that preceded it was its ubiquity.
For the first time, there were no clearly defined front lines where battles began and ended, were won and lost. Instead, according to University College London archaeologist Gabriel Moshenska, who studies the archaeology of modern conflict, "Everyone was on the front line and that transformed the world. World War II made the modern world what it is more than any single event in history," he says. "It changed the technology we use, it changed art and literature and the world's legal, international, and political structures—everything from nations to families."
+ info: http://www.archaeology.org/1105/features/world_war_II_wwII_archaeology.html

The Hackney Hoard: Coroner to Rule on Unique and Historic Treasure Case Found in Garden - London - United Kingdom
On 18 April 2011 the Coroner for Inner North London resumed an inquest in relation to a hoard of American gold dollars found in Hackney in 2007. The hoard consists of 80 coins which were minted in the United States between 1854 and 1913. They are all $20 denominations of the type known as ‘Double-Eagle’ and the find is totally unprecedented in the United Kingdom.
The hoard was discovered in the back garden of a property in Hackney and reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme but in a unique twist to the story a likely descendent of the original owner of the coins has been found.
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46686

Lima : son passé pré-inca et Inca
Lima, ancienne capitale du vice-royaume du Pérou, est généralement identifiée à son passé colonial. Aujourd’hui, mégapole de plus de huit millions d’habitants, elle est le centre économique, social et politique du Pérou.
De son passé pré-colonial, important au vu du nombre élevé de restes archéologiques qui émanent de nombreuses cultures, on connaît bien peu de choses. Sont également rarement mentionnés les aspects identitaires de ses habitants et la place de « l’andino et de l’amazónico » dans la capitale.
Cette conférence est accompagnée d’images retraçant le passé et le développement pré-coloniaux de Lima, ainsi que le Lima actuel et les défis posés par les perspectives d’une nouvelle identification du « limeño ».
+ info: http://www.archivesaudiovisuelles.fr/EN/Event.asp?id=1791&url=/1791/accueil.asp

Une immense statue d'Amenhotep III extraite du sable de Louxor - Egypte
A proximité de Louxor, des archéologues égyptiens ont découvert une immense statue d’Amenhotep III. Il s’agirait de l’une des plus grandes représentations du pharaon jamais découverte.
En Egypte du Sud, sur la rive ouest du Nil, une équipe d’archéologues vient d’exhumer une énorme statue représentant Amenhotep III. Cette imposante sculpture de quartzite mesure plus de treize mètres de hauteur. Elle a été retrouvée dans le temple funéraire du pharaon, à Kom al-Hitan, près de Louxor.
+ info: http://www.artclair.com/site/archives/docs_article/84163/une-immense-statue-d-amenhotep-iii-extraite-du-sable-de-louxor.php?xtor=EPR-129

Sauvetage archéologique en Seine-Saint-Denis - Drancy (France)
Le chantier archéologique situé dans l'enceinte du parc du Château de Ladoucette, qu’Yves LE BECHENNEC dirige à Drancy, en Seine-Saint-Denis, intervient dans le contexte d’un ensemble de fouilles menées par la Mission archéologique départementale depuis 1991 (notamment l'opération "Bobigny Gaulois" dont Yves Le Bechennec a été le coordinateur), et qui a mis en évidence une occupation ininterrompue du territoire depuis l’Antiquité voire depuis la fin de l’époque gauloise.
A partir des connaissances sur la population gauloise des Parisii, dont on a retrouvé des traces dans ce département, il évoque les différentes problématiques auxquelles l’archéologue doit faire face sur ce type de terrain. Après une vision générale du chantier de Drancy, Yves Le Bechennec dresse l’inventaire des objets que l’on extrait de ce site - dont Lionel Pernet, élève conservateur au sein de l’Institut National du Patrimoine, nous en présente un certain nombre -, et nous explique l’interprétation qu’un archéologue peut tirer de ces découvertes…
+ info: http://www.archivesaudiovisuelles.fr/EN/Event.asp?id=1625&url=/1625/presentation.asp

United States Bureau of Land Management Sites in Wyoming Added to Historic Register - Rock Springs - Wyoming - USA
Two cultural sites on U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in western Wyoming are being listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
One is an archaeological site north of Rock Springs. The site contains prehistoric projectile points dating to 9,000 years ago. The Finley site also contains the only evidence of Paleoindian bison hunting in southwest Wyoming.
The other is the old JO Ranch, a sheep operation active from 1885 to the 1990s. The BLM acquired the ranch in 2004 through a land exchange. The site still has a complex of original buildings including ranch and bunk houses, barns and corrals.
Properties on the register are eligible for funding for preservation work.
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46704

Archaeological Institute of America Provides Grant to Protect Cave with Some of the Oldest Human Remains Discovered in the Americas -Tulum Speological Project (Mexico)
The AIA Site Preservation Program announced today that it will award a grant to protect what is believed to be among the oldest human remains discovered in the Americas. The human skeletal material, discovered in an underwater cave in Mexico by a team of divers from the Tulum Speleological Project, was found in association with mastodon remains and could exceed 14,000 years in age. The association of preserved mastodon and human skeletal material is unprecedented in any context.
AIA’s grant will fund a project co-led by Dominique Rissolo of San Diego State University, and his colleagues from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, to protect the site through the construction of a secured entrance gate, fencing, and signage, as well as to improve access for researchers by building a road, stairway, and dive platform. These protective measures will pave the way for the first-ever comprehensive and coordinated study of a submerged Pleistocene (2.5 million years ago to 12,000 years ago) deposit on the Yucatán Peninsula.
+ info: http://www.archaeological.org/news/currentprojects/4673

Collection of Archaeological Pieces Seized in Germany Handed Over to Mexico
After a 7-year process conducted by legal and diplomatic ways before the German Government, which concluded with success, Mexico recovered 49 archaeological pieces illegally subtracted from national territory.
This is the first delivery made to Mexico of Prehispanic objects seized in 2004 in Frankfurt, part of the Patterson Collection.
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46735

Archaeologist Believes Evolution Of Human 'Super-Brain' Tied to Development Of Bipedalism, Tool-Making
Scientists seeking to understand the origin of the human mind may want to look to honeybees - not ancestral apes - for at least some of the answers, according to a University of Colorado Boulder archaeologist.
CU-Boulder Research Associate John Hoffecker said there is abundant fossil and archaeological evidence for the evolution of the human mind, including its unique power to create a potentially infinite variety of thoughts expressed in the form of sentences, art and technologies. He attributes the evolving power of the mind to the formation of what he calls the "super-brain," or collective mind, an event that took place in Africa no later than 75,000 years ago.
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46760

Marvelous Menagerie: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel at the Legion of Honor- San Francisco - California - USA - 23 March - 24 July 2011
First unearthed in 1996 in a rescue excavation in Lod, ancient Diospolis, Israel, a large and extraordinarily detailed floor mosaic was recently lifted from its site and conserved. Found in a large villa believed to belong to a wealthy Roman, the exquisitely preserved floor dates to about AD 300. This glorious mosaic is in the United States for a limited time before it returns to Israel to become the focus of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Center. The Legion of Honor is one of only four museums to display this treasure before its final and permanent installation in Lod.
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46784

Hospital's CT(computed tomography) Scans of Egyptian Mummy Help Vermont's Medical Examiner Solve Crimes - BURLINGTON - VERMONT - USA
A childhood fascination with archaeology and a chance encounter with a 2,700-year-old Egyptian mummy are helping Vermont doctors and law enforcement officials find truth in some of the most challenging of modern-day crimes: the unexplained deaths of young children.
After spotting the mummy at the University of Vermont's Robert Hull Fleming Museum in Burlington, Dr. Jason Johnson, a radiology resident, arranged to have it put through his hospital's state-of-the-art CT scanner. He wanted to know about the life of what is believed to be the remains of an Egyptian servant girl of about 14 — and what led to her death.
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46858

Enormous Statue of Powerful Pharaoh Amenhotep III Unearthed by Archaeologists in Egypt - Cairo - Egypt
Archaeologists unearthed one of the largest statues found to date of a powerful ancient Egyptian pharaoh at his mortuary temple in the southern city of Luxor, the country's antiquities authority announced Tuesday.
The 13 meter (42 foot) tall statue of Amenhotep III was one of a pair that flanked the northern entrance to the grand funerary temple on the west bank of the Nile that is currently the focus of a major excavation.
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46872

UNESCO Kathmandu office newsletter Vol. III Issue I-2011
The UNESCO Office in Kathmandu contributes to building peace, alleviating poverty, and fostering sustainable development and intercultural dialogue in Nepal through education, science, culture, communication and information.
UNESCO works to attain a quality Education for All, focusing on gender equality and adult literacy, to mobilize scientific knowledge and science policy for sustainable development, to preserve cultural heritage, promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue, and to empower people through the free flow of ideas and access to information and knowledge.
To achieve these objectives, UNESCO actively participates in the work of the UN Country Team in Nepal and closely cooperates with other development partners in the country.
+ info: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0019/001921/192160e.pdf

Mexico Returns an Invaluable Archaeological Piece to the Government of Egypt
An invaluable archaeological piece from Aswan, Egypt, from the Medium Kingdom period (2055-1650 BC), was returned by the Government of Mexico to the Arab nation in a ceremony at the National Museum of Anthropology, where it was safeguarded and examined: after 4 years of research, authenticity and its illegal extraction from the country were confirmed.
The piece was detected in 2006 during an inspection of authorities from the Central Administration of Mexican Customs; when checking packages from abroad, they found an Egyptian effigy which authenticity was confirmed later by specialized experts from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and from the Egyptian Government.
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46903

COMPETITIONS - Vote for the Best AIA (Archaeological Institute of America) Local Society Program
The AIA is looking for the best Society program or event that took place between January 1, 2010, and April 30, 2011. Societies have a chance to win $200!
AIA members, vote now through May 17 for your favorite! You are able to vote once per day during this period, so remember to e-mail your Society and remind them to vote every day.
+ info: http://www.archaeological.org/outreach/contest/societyentries

Did Neandertals Linger in Russia's Far North?
On page 841 of this week's issue of Science, a research team claims that some of the last Neandertals may have taken refuge in the dark Arctic north rather than the sunny south as archaeological evidence has indicated. At the 32,000-year-old site of Byzovaya in Russia's Polar Ural Mountains, which at 65 degrees latitude is as far north as Iceland, archaeologists found stone tools they argue are typical of those long associated with Neandertals in Europe. If Neandertals did make the tools, it would push Neandertals' range northward by 1000 kilometers, and the site would be one of the youngest claimed for Neandertals, especially since recent redating has moved many Neandertal sites earlier in time. It would also show that the cold-adapted Neandertals could survive the rigors of the Arctic.
+ info: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/332/6031/778

Conference: Continuity and Destruction in Alexander's East: The Transformation of Monumental Space from the Hellenistic Period to Late Antiquity
6 abr - 7 abr 2011 . Oxford, Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord
Contact: Marlena Whiting, marlena.whiting@arch.ox.ac.uk Sujatha Chandrasekaran, sujatha.chandrasekaran@arch.ox.ac.uk Anna Kouremenos, anna.kouremenos@arch.ox.ac.uk
+ info: http://www.archaeological.org/events/3149

Imagined Encounters: Historiographies for a New World
6 may - 8 may 2011 . California, États-Unis d'Amérique
Contact: roland.betancourt@yale.edu
+ info: http://www.archaeological.org/events/3405

Theoretical Archaeology Group USA Conference: The ideational archaeological landscape: archaeological sites, cultural heritage, tourism and public imagination
6 may - 8 may 2011 . Berkeley, États-Unis d'Amérique
Contact: tag2011.ucb@gmail.com
+ info: http://arf.berkeley.edu/TAG2011/sessions/the-ideational-archaeological-landscape-archaeological-sites-cultural-heritage-tourism-and-public-imagination/

Reconstruction and Exploratory Visualization: Engineering meets ArchaeoLogy (REVEAL) & the Future of Excavation
7 may - 8 may 2011 . Providence, États-Unis d'Amérique
Contact: David_Cooper@Brown.edu
+ info: http://vision.lems.brown.edu/Future-of-Exc

Conference on Fluide Körper - Bodies in Transition: Dissolving the Boundaries of Embodied Knowledge
26 may - 27 may 2011 . Cologne, Allemagne
Contact: frank.wascheck@uni-koeln.de
+ info: http://www.ik-morphomata.uni-koeln.de/?q=content/Bodies-in-Transition

1st International Conference on Best Practices in World Heritage: Archaeology
9 abr - 13 abr 2012 . Menorca, Espagne
Contact: congresopatrimonio.menorca@cime.es
DATE LIMITE: 10 sep 2011
+ info: http://www.congresopatrimoniomundialmenorca.cime.es/

Colorado State Anthropology Department Receives $1 Million Gift for Mountain Archaeology Fund - Fort Collins - Colorado - USA
A $1 million gift to Colorado State University’s Department of Anthropology will help support better understanding of the role that Native Americans played in forming the cultural and ecological landscapes of the southern Rocky Mountains.
The gift, which establishes the James and Audrey Benedict Mountain Archaeology Fund, also will help train a new generation of Colorado State students as archaeologists by allowing for exploration of new mountain ranges in alpine country, one of the least understood cultural environments.
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47012

Archaeologists Discover Stairway with Maya Hieroglyphs in the Mexican State of Campeche - Campeche - Mexico
A stairway with Maya hieroglyphs was discovered at El Palmar Archaeological Zone, in southeast Campeche, by experts from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the University of Arizona (UA) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), revealing the preliminary decipherment that this Maya city maintained contact with Calakmul, in Campeche, and Copan, Honduras, almost 1300 years ago.
Leaders of the project Javier Lopez Camacho, from the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH) and Kenichiro Tsukamoto, from the University of Arizona (UA), announced that the 6-step stairway conserves 90 blocks with more than 130 glyphs that refer to events registered in the Classic Maya period (250-900 AD).
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46982

Study by Paleontologists Says Ancient Pre-Human 'Nutcracker Man' Really Ate Grass
Nutcracker Man didn't eat nuts after all. After a half-century of referring to an ancient pre-human as "Nutcracker Man" because of his large teeth and powerful jaw, scientists now conclude that he actually chewed grasses instead.
The study "reminds us that in paleontology, things are not always as they seem," commented Peter S. Ungar, chairman of anthropology at the University of Arkansas.
The new report, by Thure E. Cerling of the University of Utah and colleagues, is published in Tuesday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47030

One of the Most Significant Archaeological Sites on Easter Island Gets New Visitor Center - Easter Island - Chile
World Monuments Fund (WMF), American Express, and the Corporación Nacional Forestal de Chile (CONAF) celebrated the completion of a sustainable visitor reception center on Easter Island in Chile on May 13th.
The new visitor center, the Centro de Recepción de Visitantes de la Aldea Ceremonial de Orongo, is located at the entrance to the Orongo Ceremonial Village, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Rapa Nui National Park and the most visited place on Easter Island. Severely impacted by increasing numbers of tourists each year, Orongo has been the focus of an intensive conservation and interpretive program supported by WMF and American Express since 2001. The visitor center is the last component of this program and serves as an introduction to the national park, providing information and educational materials for visitors as well as helping to monitor and manage visitation to the site.
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47401

Egyptian Princess, Who Lived More than 3,500 Years Ago, was First to Have Heart Disease
An Egyptian princess who lived more than 3,500 years ago is the oldest known person to have had clogged arteries, dispelling the myth that heart disease is a product of modern society, a new study says.
To determine how common heart disease was in ancient Egypt, scientists performed computer scans on 52 mummies in Cairo and the United States. Among those that still had heart tissue, 44 had chunks of calcium stuck to their arteries — indicating clogging.
"Atherosclerosis clearly existed more than 3,000 years ago," said Adel Allam, a cardiology professor at Al Azhar University in Cairo, who led the study with Gregory Thomas, director of nuclear cardiology education at the University of California in Irvine. "We cannot blame this disease on modern civilization."
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47474

Pre-Hispanic Cities Reproduced the Narration of the "Sacred Mountain" with Construction of Great Temples
The majestic pyramids of the Sun, in Teotihuacan, Estado de Mexico, of the Niches in El Tajin, Veracruz, and of the Inscriptions, in Palenque, Chiapas, are clear examples of the symbolic representation that Prehispanic peoples made of the “Sacred Mountain” myth, which refers to the beginning of time, when a creational couple joined forces to make a huge mountain emerge from the ocean.
This was explained by Diana Magaloni, director of the National Museum of Anthropology (MNA) at the first of a conference series that complement the exhibition Six Ancient Cities of Mesoamerica.
As an introduction to the myth that supported the Prehispanic world view, the restorer explained the beginning and planning of the 6 ancient cities of the exhibition – Monte Alban, Palenque, Teotihuacan, El Tajin, Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco -, which developed parting from a great temple in the shape of a mountain: the pyramid.
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47496

An Attempt to Smuggle Hundreds of Stolen Antiquities from Israel was Thwarted
The suspect, a retired university lecturer with a Ph. D in history from the United States, sold among other things, silver coins from the Second Temple period and 1,500 year old clay oil lamps. He planned on leaving the country with a handful of checks and cash totaling more than $20,000.
During the past two weeks an extensive campaign was undertaken to prevent the illicit trafficking in antiquities excavated and plundered from archaeological sites.
In an operation in Jerusalem conducted by the Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery, an American tour guide was identified while selling antiquities to a group of American tourists he was leading in Israel.
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47504

 
 
Agenda
 

Exhibition - More than 1,000 Year-Old Archaeological Pieces from Palenque Studied and Restored
17 mar - 30 jun 2011 . Mexico D.F., Mexique
Organizateurs: MNA - National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico)
+ info: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47056

Cours de formation en archéologie subaquatique auprès l'ICUA de Zadar en juin 2011
30 may - 11 jun 2011 . Zadar, Croatie
Organizateurs: Centre d'archéologie subaquatique (ICUA) et Bureau de l'UNESCO à Venise
Contact: lbekic@icua.hr
+ info: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/training_course_on_underwater_archaeology_at_the_icua_in_zadar_in_june_2011/

Conference: Greek (Hi)stories through the Lens: Photographs, Photographers & their Testimonies
8 jun - 11 jun 2011 . London, Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord
Organizateurs: King’s College London
Contact: Philip Carabott , philip.carabott@kcl.ac.uk
DATE LIMITE: 10 may 2011
+ info: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/depts/bmgs/news/greek-histories/index.html

Housing and habitat in the Mediterranean World: responses to different environments
29 jun - 1 jul 2011 . Prato, Italie
Organizateurs: Centre for Archaeology and Ancient History, Monash University and the Soprintendenza Archeologica per la Toscana
Contact: andrea.dicastro@monash.edu
+ info: http://www.archaeological.org/events/3373

Conference: Western Missions in the Levant
18 jul - 20 jul 2011 . Oxford, Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord
Organizateurs: ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies
Contact: aram@orinst.ox.ac.uk
+ info: http://www.archaeological.org/events/3343

Australian Capital Territory Symposium 2011 - Heritage and Planning: partners in development
23-jul-2011 . Canberra, Australie
Organizateurs: Canberra Archaeological Society
Contact: contact@cas.asn
+ info: http://australia.icomos.org/e-news/australia-icomos-e-mail-news-no-482/#8

Conference: 17th Biennial Jornada Mogollon Archaeology Conference
7 oct - 8 oct 2011 . El Paso, États-Unis d'Amérique
Organizateurs: El Paso Museum of Archaeology
Contact: guidamr@elpasotexas.gov.
DATE LIMITE: 19 ago 2011
+ info: http://www.elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/jornada_conference.asp

 
Publications
 

Emergency Safeguarding of the World Heritage Site of Byblos (Lebanon)
Coodination and Follow-up: Joseph Kreidi
© UNESCO Beirut, 2010

UNESCO Beirut completed the Safeguarding of World Heritage Site Byblos and all shores of the ancient city are clean from the oil spill after the 2006 war on Lebanon.
The project which was initialized by UNESCO after the 2006 war on Lebanon in cooperation with the Lebanese Ministry of Culture and financed by the Japanese Government has ended and the Byblos site is once again protected.
+ info: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/295/documents

Protecting Baalbek 's Integrity - A Proposal for an Integrated Risk Preparedness Strategy. Baalbek (Lebanon)
Editors: Assaad Seif - Mario Santana Quintero
Project Coordinator: Joseph Kreidi
ISBN 978-90-8169-530-5

This publication describes the activities carried out by consultants from the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC) at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and from the University College St. Lieven, according to the objectives of the project “Capacity building of human resources for digital documentation of World Heritage Sites affected by the 2006 war in Lebanon”, which is a donation of the United Nations to Lebanon and is administered by UNESCO-Beirut for Lebanon’s Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA).
The main objective of the project was to build human resource capacities in charge or potentially linked with the conservation, development, and enhancement of tangible cultural heritage in Lebanon.
+ info: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/FIELD/Beirut/pdf/Protecting%20Baalbek%27s%20Integrity.pdf

Un conflit d’intérêts : l’exemple d’une tentative d’archéologie communautaire dans l’Arctique canadien
Series: Museum international 245-6
Author: Griebel, Brendan

Cette étude décrit l’évolution d’un programme communautaire mené sur le terrain pendant un an en vue de jeter un pont entre les approches méthodologiques et thématiques du passé propres à l’archéologie et les intérêts et les réalités sociales du peuple Inuit. À travers une série d’ateliers pratiques organisés en partenariat avec la Kitikmeot Heritage Society de Cambridge Bay, elle montre comment une pratique archéologique moins étroite et plus soucieuse de s’adapter au contexte culturel permet à cette discipline de mieux explorer de nouvelles voies où l’interprétation de l’histoire associe scientifiques et autochtones.
+ info: http://portal.unesco.org/culture/fr/ev.php-URL_ID=41265&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html#un

Review:The Aigina Treasure: Aegean Bronze Age Jewellery and a Mystery Revisited
J. Lesley Fitton
The British Museum Press, London 2009.
ISBN 978-0-7141-2262-5

Within the portfolio of immeasurable treasures held by the British Museum, the find kwon as the Aiginia Treasure, a marvelous collection of gold and precious stone jewelry with a single gold vessel, still holds a special and much-debated position.
+ info: http://www.ajaonline.org/sites/default/files/09_Zimmerman.pdf

Review: The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean
By Eric H. Cline, ed.
Oxford University Press, New York 2010.
ISBN 978-0-19-536550-4

This timely volume in the Oxford Hanbook series presents the current state scholarchip over the broad spectrum of Aegean Bronze Age studies. Editor Eric Cline states that the intent is to provide a "comprehensive overview of our current understanding of the Bronze Age Aegean", and such it certainly suceeds (xxxi).
+ info: http://www.ajaonline.org/sites/default/files/08_Haskell.pdf

Review: Excavations by K.M. Kenyon in Jerusalem 1961-1967. Vol. 5, Discoveries in Hellenistic to Ottoman Jerusalem: Centenary Volume. Kathleen M. Kenyon 1906-1978
By Kay Prag
Oxbow, Oxford 2008.
ISBN 978-1-84217-304-6

This is the fifth volume in the series of final reports presenting the results of the excavations directed by the late Jathleen M. Kenyon between 1967 and 1969 in Jerusalem.
+ info: http://www.ajaonline.org/sites/default/files/07_Gutfeld.pdf

Review:The Philistines and Aegean Migration at the End of the Late Bronze Age
By Assaf Yasur-Landau
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2010.
ISBN 978-0-521-19162-3

Even if we accurately "read" individual migrations in the archaeological record, how important were migrations generally to changing ancient societies? This book offers an up-to-date discussion of evidence for one putative migration - from the Aegean to the southern Levant in the early 12th century B.C.E A permanent, partly organized migration/colonization by up to 10,000 "Aegean" people is argued for by identifying certain "migrant" material culture correlates.
+ info: http://www.ajaonline.org/sites/default/files/05_Wallace.pdf

Review: Art and Society in Cyprus from the Bronze Age into the Iron Age
By Joanna S. Smith
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2009.
ISBN 978-0-521-51367-8

Joanna Smith's Art and Society in Cyprus from Bronze Age into the Iron Age is a welcome addition to the growing number of studies about this transitional period in the eastern Mediterranean.
+ info: http://www.ajaonline.org/sites/default/files/03_Averett.pdf

Review: The Mythology of Kingship in Neo-Assyrian Art
Mehmet-Ali Ataç
Cambridge University Press, New York 2010
ISBN 978-0-51790-4

This volume presents a consideration of the ways in which Neo-Assyrian art incorporates a Mesopotamian iconography traditions.
+ info: http://www.ajaonline.org/sites/default/files/04_Guralnick.pdf

Review: The 2003 Excavations at Tol-e Baši, Iran (Islamic Republic of): Social Life in a Neolithic Village
Susan Pollock, Reinhard Bernbeck, and Kamyar Abdi
ISBN 978-3-8053-4261-2

The detailed report describes rhe goals and initial results of the Fars Archaeological Project, intended to be a multiseason excavation at Tol-e Baši in the Kor River basin, not far from Persepolis, but cut short, presumably, as U.S.-Iranian relations deteriorated over the issues of air surveillance and nuclear ambitions.
Considering that this season consited of less than three weeks of excavations and two weeks of analysis, this volume is a substantial and very useful work.
+ info: http://www.ajaonline.org/sites/default/files/02_Banning.pdf

The Mediterranean from 50,000 to 25,000 BP: Turning Points and New Directions
By Marta CAMPS
ISBN: 9781842173145
Año de Edición: 2009

The passage between the periods which we call Middle and Upper Palaeolithic has long held a special fascination for Palaeolithic archaeologists, but over the past ten years or so it has gone right to the top of the list of 'hot' research topics. Underpinning it all is genuine and apparently enduring public interest in what actually happened at this point in human history. Why so much public interest? Well, it's us, isn't it? - bright, clever, intelligent modern humans replacing those tiresome and deeply flawed, if quite charming, Neanderthals. Modern behaviours, art, population explosion, economic revolution, all happening at once well, probably, or possibly well, maybe not. This book is a highly informative progress report on the state of current research concerning the passage from Middle to Upper Palaeolithic, focusing on the Mediterranean
+ info: http://www.ajaonline.org/sites/default/files/01_Clark.pdf

Review:The Necropolis of Bet Guvrin-Eleutheropolis - Israel
By Gideon Avni, Uzi Dahari, and Amos Kloner
Israel Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem 2008.
ISBN 978-965-406-214-5

The Israel Antiquities Authority oversees the excavation, analysis, and publication of an enormous number of archaeological sites, and this book is a welcome addtions to their series of sites reports.
+ info: http://www.ajaonline.org/sites/default/files/06_Fatkin.pdf

Medieval Archaeology
The Society publishes Medieval Archaeology, an internationally respected, peer-reviewed journal whose content is of international significance and interest.
We encourage prospective authors to read our Instructions for Authors before contacting the relevant Editor – our publisher’s website provides details. Please send books for Review direct to the Reviews and Medieval Britain and Ireland Editor. For details of how to submit fieldwork summaries and highlights for publication see the Medieval Britain and Ireland page.
+ info: http://www.medievalarchaeology.org/

Journal of the British Archaeological Association
Volume 164 (2011), 1 issue per year
Print ISSN: 0068-1288 / Online ISSN: 1747-6704
Editor: Dr Julian Luxford (University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland)

This journal publishes open access papers.
The BAA was founded in 1843 to promote the study of archaeology, art and architecture and the preservation of our national antiquities. It encourages original research and publishes new work on art and antiquities of Roman to post-medieval date, although the art, architecture and archaeology of the Middle Ages form the core of its interests.
+ info: http://www.maney.co.uk/index.php/journals/jba

 
 
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