Seven of the best archaeological sites in the UK; Sarah Barrell; National Geographic — All About World Heritage Sites

New discoveries surrounding the origins of Stonehenge have piqued the nation’s interest in all things archaeological. Here are seven hands-on destinations to visit to dig a little deeper into the UK’s ancient history. Source: Seven of the best archaeological sites in the UK

Seven of the best archaeological sites in the UK; Sarah Barrell; National Geographic — All About World Heritage Sites

Archaeology news: ‚Undeniable evidence‘ proves Bible true about Israeli conquest of Canaan; Sebastian Kettley; Daily Express — All About World Heritage Sites

ARCHAEOLOGICAL evidence has been brought to light that could prove the Bible right about the Israelites‘ conquest of Canaan and the destruction of Hazor, a scripture expert has astonishingly claimed. Source: Archaeology news: ‚Undeniable evidence‘ proves Bible true about Israeli conquest of Canaan

Archaeology news: ‚Undeniable evidence‘ proves Bible true about Israeli conquest of Canaan; Sebastian Kettley; Daily Express — All About World Heritage Sites

Lepenski Vir, Hausbau im 6. Jahrtausend BC

Friday, 8 December 2017

Natufian house

According to a report in Seeker, published in August 2017, researchers led by Tobias Richter of the University of Copenhagen have excavated a Natufian culture site in Jordan known as Shubayqa 1, which was occupied between 12,600 and 10,000 BC. The early radiocarbon date for the site, obtained through accelerator mass spectrometry, suggests that Natufians lived across the region of the Levant earlier than had been previously thought, and adapted to a wide range of habitats. The site could also offer scientists information on the transition from hunting and gathering to farming. Richter said the people living at Shubayqa 1 domesticated dogs as early as 12,000 BC. They produced art in the form of carved bone and stone figures. They also buried their dead. “Some have argued that this is evidence for the presence of ritual specialists—shamans—or some kind of group leaders,” Richter said. “What seems clear is that the Natufians had developed a complex symbolic cosmology and treated their dead with respect.”

They also built one of the world’s earliest stone buildings, complete with a stone-paved floor. A stone-lined fire pit, and food remains from birds, gazelle, and tubers, vegetables, and wild cereals and legumes were also uncovered.

This is the building the article is talking about:

In the article „High Resolution AMS Dates from Shubayqa 1, northeast Jordan Reveal Complex Origins of Late Epipalaeolithic Natufian in the Levant“ by Tobias Richter, Amaia Arranz-Otaegui, Lisa Yeomans & Elisabetta Boaretto, we can see the aerial view of Shubayqa 1 showing the main excavation area A/B and location of Shubayqa 1 (insert bottom left). And in the centre we can see the above house with the paved floor and the stone lined hearth, which is clearly trapezoid in its shape.

This is very very interesting. Because there is another site, in Serbia, full of trapezoid houses with paved floors and central lined hearth.

Lepenski Vir, located in Serbia, is an important archaeological site of the Mesolithic Iron Gates culture of the Balkans. The latest radiocarbon and AMS data suggests that the chronology of Lepenski Vir is compressed between 9500/7200-6000 BC. The late Lepenski Vir (6300-6000 BC) architectural development was the development of the Trapezoidal buildings and monumental sculpture…

The houses are completely standardized in design, and have a very distinct shape, built according to a complicated geometric pattern.

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