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#Solstice #Sunrise at the Barrow - a meditation on time, what litte, we know of #AngloSaxon "#Litha", and on what #livinghistory #history and #archaeology is truly "for". 🧵 Image
Very early yesterday morning members Æd and AlexP travelled to @SoultonHall @SacredStonesLtd Soulton Long Barrow to experience a unique moment in the solar calendar which, though concerned with the reckoning of time, is essentially universal and #timeless. 1/32
The Midsummer Solstice has always been a significant moment in the year, across many cultures, as far back as deep #prehistory. In Britain our landscape is dotted with #stoneage #neolithic and #bronzeage #prehistoric monuments which bear witness to this. 2/32 Image
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#Russia-#Ukraine-#FoodCrisis

"When Russia invaded the Ukraine, we were already in the midst of hat we probably could have called a world food crisis anyway" @StateDept Special Envoy for Global Food Security Dr. Cary Fowler tells #EUDFF22

"This is built on top of that..."
"When you look at the current acute crisis that we face, you have to say to yourself & you have to get into the mindset that this is a 3-year crisis" per @StateDept's Fowler

"Short term in this situation does equal 3 years..."
As for grain stuck in #Ukraine, "1 alternative to the #BlackSea ports in Ukraine that we're currently looking at is essentially making use of the Black Sea ports in #Romania itself" per @EU_Commission Deputy Director-General for Agriculture Michael Scannell at #EUDFF22
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Here’s a look at some more of our finds recently featured in the ‘The world of Stonehenge’ exhibition publication, this time from the unusual ‘Boscombe Bowmen’ grave which we excavated 600 metres north of the ‘Amesbury Archer’s’ grave at Amesbury Down, near Stonehenge.
The communal grave contained the remains of nine, possibly ten, individuals including one infant (cremated), two children, one teenager and five adult males.
#wessexarchaeology #wessexarch #stonehenge #stonehengelandscape #flint #flintarrowheads #prehistory #lateneolithic
Much of the bone had been curated and redeposited, placed in bundles within the grave lying around (generally just below) and – in the case of a few random bones – above the in situ (articulated) remains of one of the adult males.
#wessexarchaeology #wessexarch #stonehenge
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This comes a month late (genuine #slow #Archaeology here!) but here some insights about a 5th drum known in Britain that has been forgotten in all this press/media frenzy ..... A THREAD about the (unfinished) Lavant Drum..1/1

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When the amazing Burton Agnes drum was presented to the public, it was noted in the press that this was one of 4 drums known in Britain, being the other three the famous, beautiful, Folkton drums found in the 19th century also in a child's grave. 2/* cambridge.org/core/journals/…
But the fact is that there is a fifth chalk drum which was discovered in the 1990s by archaeologist James Kenny in a multi-period site in Chalkpit Lane, East Lavant (Sussex), around 280 miles from Burton Agnes and 300 miles from Folkton in North Yorkshire. 3/*
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#HumanAnimalEntanglement. - Today: "The Curious Case of the #Dancing #Cranes".

1/ Among the many naturalistic animal depictions at early #Neolithic #GöbekliTepe in southeastern Turkey there are some bird depictions with suspiciously odd legs ...
2/ Generally, birds seem to take up a noteworthy role in the iconography at #GöbekliTepe (and other related #Neolithic sites).

The #cranes mentioned above in particular stand out due rather muscular legs and what seems a more human-like #anatomy, including 'knees' and 'toes'.
3/ Do these #crane representations evoke the impression of #masked people?

Yet it was suggested that this even could be more than simple #masquerade: The visualisation of a transformation into the animal itself in the course of #shamanistic rituals?

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This weekend, @NishiDholakia @AntiokhosE and I explored the largest & most confounding #Neolithic site in China: #Shimao. A massive fortified stone city in an unexpected place, w/ objects from far afield, and grizzly human sacrifices. Vibrant until abandoned around 1800BCE 1/
This first mystery of #Shimao was the location: the city was built on the Northern Loess Plateau, relatively dry and far from the lush Yellow River “cradle of Chinese civilisation”. What might attract a large #Neolithic population to create a major city in such a place? 2/
The second mystery was the building material. #Archaeologists associated this period in #China with rammed earth structures. But this #Neolithic city - built in 2300 BCE - was made of #stone, dominated by a 20 tiered oblong stepped #pyramid structure on the highest hill 3/
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There are many different types of stone structures in #KSA and it is easy to be confused by all the different shapes and what they were used for. In this thread, we will present the main types of structures our project has documented, the names we use, and some basic information. Image
Mustatil- these large structures are generally rectangular(ish) in shape and consist of two thick platforms at either end connected by 2-5 long walls. These are ritual structures dating to the #Neolithic i.e 7000 years ago. #MustatilMonday. Image
Kite- A kite is a large animal hunting trap. They are found in a range of different shapes and sizes, from simple V-shape constructions to much more elaborate structures, like those found around #Khaybar. These date from the #Neolithic onwards. ImageImage
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Linear Pottery Culture - 5500BCE

In villages containing 50-150 people built on banks of rivers, these longhouse dwelling river people are some of the earliest #Neolithic inhabitants in western Euro. They farmed, hunted, gathered, and raised animals.

#Archaeology
Art @afilipek3 Art by @afilipek3 - Linear Pottery Culture, 5500BCE In villa
In case you were curious, this is an illustration I commissioned of a typical LBK village, but is also the village of my Neolithic novel character, Ember!

This is what it should look like
So let's explore the picture and see what's what
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Since we're all still here ... how about a little tour through the #Neolithic exhibition of Urfa's new archaeological museum?

Well, at least the part I'm somehow familiar with ... which means the Pre-Pottery Neolithic #GobekliTepe finds on display there.
Before we start with the tour, let's just have a look at this sculpture right over here: It's so-called #UrfaMan (from Yeni Mahalle / Yeni Yol) - one of the oldest examples of a life-sized human statue, dating back to the Pre-Pottery #Neolithic as well.

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Starting with what still can be considered the only clear #female depiction at #GobekliTepe (which otherwise seems strongly dominated by a rather masculine iconography):

The (later?) carving of a woman on a stone slab found in one of the younger rectangular buildings there.
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#NeolithicWine may gave predated beer, though we may never know. Simplisticly, wine is a little easier to make.

Neolithic people combined honey, fruit and anything else sweet to make the first wines...

So let's make some lol ❤🍇🐝🍷

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A few caveats:

1. Have to use bottle of 100% pure grape juice due to lack of fresh grapes.

2. Using Pyrex lab glassware, as my authentic pottery will contain some nasty heavy metals.
We start by boiling spring water to kill anything in it. I suspect prehistoric people did not do the step, no it's hard to be sure. Also, use spring water. Distilled doesn't have enough minerals which makes me yeast not grow well, and tap water contains chlorine.

#NeolithicWine
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#GobekliTepe‘s monumental T-pillars are actually giant #anthropomorphic sculptures. Got to admit that in the beginning of my work there, more than 12 yrs ago, I found it quite ... challenging to recognize this likeness. Until we finally excavated the 'hands & loincloth' part ...
Of course #NevaliCori‘s pillars were already known for some time, complete with hands and stola-like garments. But their abstracted and stylised appearance (still impressively expressionistic to me, by the way) made it a bit of a challenge to easily accept their human shape.
Why am I telling all this? Because there is another find which early on helped me better seeing and understanding this human likeness. I am, of course, talking about the so-called #Kilisik-sculpture found near #Adiyaman in Turkey in the 1960s.
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1. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಮಾರು 820 ಶಿಲಾಯುಗದ ನೆಲೆಗಳು ದೊರೆತಿವೆ, ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ 600 ಸಮಾಧಿಗಳು ಮತ್ತು 220 ವಾಸದ ನೆಲೆಗಳು.
#StoneAgeKarnataka
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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