|Lunar crescent made of agate with cuneiform inscription.|
Excavations at the sanctuary of tas-Silg (Malta) by the Italian Archeological Mission in Malta have brought to light a Babylonian artefact, made of agate, with a cuneiform inscription dating back to c. 1300 BC. It is the first time that a second millennium cuneiform inscription has been found so far westwards from Mesopotamia. The discovery raises many questions about the date of its arrival in Malta and the possible reasons for its presence in a sanctuary, whose long-term use spanned from the third millennium BC to the first millennium AD.
The GNewArchaeology workshop is part of a cultural project promoted and organized by the student from the University of Ferrara – Department of Biologia ed Evoluzione and funded with the Cultural Fund of the University of Ferrara, Italy.
The name GNewArchaeology is a wordplay between two reciprocal concept, the New Archaeology of L.R.Binford1 and the free GNU/Linux OS2 in order to bring up the innovative nature of one and the infinite potential offer to the archaeological research of the other.
The conference provides a venue for scholars, students, and the interested public from across the region to share ideas, information, and interpretations.
“We are willing to determine if coevolution between Hominids and carnivores really exists”.
The Department of Archaeology is proud to host the UK Archaeological Sciences 2011 meeting.
UKAS is a bi-annual international conference which aims to bring together archaeological scientists from all areas of the field.
This Conference aims to highlight numerous new trends in bioarchaeology research that are made possible by the rapid development of current biomedical science and technology. These innovative approaches will shed new light on the mystery of human skeletal remains within their archaeological and historical contexts.
The 6th International Conference on the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology welcomes all contributions on the application of Raman spectroscopy in the fields of art-history, history, archaeology, palaeontology, conservation and restoration, museology, degradation of the Cultural Heritage, archaeometry, etc.
Organizer: Matthias Bürgi
Human activities are important drivers of landscape development and ecosystem change. Consequently, the relevance of considering human impacts has become increasingly popular in ecology over the past several decades. Historical ecology has been promoted as an integrative approach for the study of human impacts on ecosystems and landscapes over time and as a prerequisite to understand current day ecosystems and landscapes.
For visitors to the Giovanni Capellini Geological Museum in Bologna, the two yellowish slabs of marble, which have preserved for 160 million years, the remains of a great marine crocodile have for a long time seemed anonymous, particularly after the setting up of adjacent halls of exhibits like the impressive Diplodocus or the Mastodon.