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#Mesolithic #Aegean #Ikaria
1/ The discovery of untouched Mesolithic layers in the cave of Cyclops at Youra and a coastal Mesolithic open-air settlement in Maroulas at Kythnos have come to add to the Mesolithic finds from the great cave site at Franchthi, ➡️
➡️ offering valuable information for the understanding of the survival strategies of the pre-Neolithic groups of Aegean.
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How ongoing research is increasing the available corpus (and our understanding) of Pre-Pottery #Neolithic #iconography.

Just a little #archaeology 🧵 on why this is really fascinating. 😉

@DrKillgrove reporting on new finds from #Sayburc in SE Turkey for @LiveScience: Screenshot of a Live Scienc...
Original report ("The #Sayburç reliefs: a narrative scene from the #Neolithic") by E. Özdoğan in @AntiquityJ 96(390), 2022:…
Of course, the phallus-flashing guy gets all the headlines.

Well, it *is* quite a picturesque scene - one fitting #Neolithic iconographic conventions in the region & an apparently strong focus on male depictions (here's e.g. a comparable image from contemporary #GobekliTepe). Drawing of a 40 cm high scu...
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There is some great evidence emerging for local Bronze Age #viticulture and winemaking on peninsular #Italy - long before the traditionally accepted “Phoenician and Greek introduction”. 🍇🍷

A #thread on recent evidence supporting local Italian expertise... 🧵 Map showing some of the Bronze Age sites in north Italy withBacchus with Vesuvius clad in trellised vineyards.
Early evidence for wild grapevine and grape consumption appears at Epigravettian and #Mesolithic Grotta del Romito (Calabria) and Torre Canne (Apulia).
Localised domestication may have occurred in Neolithic S Italy and pollen indicates possible early grapevine cultivation c. 2000 BCE in the Massaciuccoli Basin, Tuscany.
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Thanks to @kimbiddulph it’s #Archaeology31 time again! - Starting with prompt number one: #new.

Which in this case is: New year, new journal. Empty pages waiting to be filled with thoughts, notes, sketches ... opportunities. Image
#Archaeology31 day 2, #future, offers a great chance to highlight a topic I found particularly interesting as of late:

How will an #ArchaeologyOfTheFuture look like - What do *we* leave behind for future colleagues?

(Weekend reading recommendations included. 😉) Image
Starting with the question what actually constitutes #CulturalHeritage, #sites, and #monuments of our age ...

(#Archaeology31, 2. #future)
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1. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಮಾರು 820 ಶಿಲಾಯುಗದ ನೆಲೆಗಳು ದೊರೆತಿವೆ, ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ 600 ಸಮಾಧಿಗಳು ಮತ್ತು 220 ವಾಸದ ನೆಲೆಗಳು.
2. ರಾಯಚೂರಿನ ಲಿಂಗಸೂಗೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿಕ್ಕ ಒಂದು ಶಿಲಾಯುಗದ ಕಲ್ಲಿನ ಕೊಡಲಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿನ ಶಿಲಾಯುಗದ ಮೊದಲ ಅರಕೆ(1842),ಇದನ್ನು ಪತ್ತೆಹಚ್ಚಿದವರು ಕ್ಯಾ.ಮೀಡೋಸ್ ಟೇಲರ್.
3. ರಾಬರ್ಟ್ ಬ್ರೂಸ್ ಪೂಟ್(1834-1912) ಅವರು ಬಳ್ಳಾರಿ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವಾರು ಶಿಲಾಯುಗದ ತಾಣಗಳನ್ನು ಪತ್ತೆಹಚ್ಚುತ್ತಾರೆ, ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಖ್ಯವಾದದ್ದು ಸಂಗನಕಲ್ಲು ತಾಣ.
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