16 JUIN 2017 NEWS: Kurumpoyil - New Forest - Big Talbot - Antartique -






INDE 14ctbijurnschgbm1tkmlm5jpgjpg Kurumpoyil - In a serendipitous encounter, an urn dating back to Iron Age (1000 BC to 1000 AD) has been located in the compound of a school at Kurumpoyil near Balussery in Thamarassery taluk in Kozhikode district. The urn having a height of one metre was found when workers were flattening the land and clearing the dense thicket to build a playground at the Desa Deva Aided Upper Primary School. “Associated potteries such as black and red ware and black ware are found inside the partly broken pyriform (pear shaped) jar. Such urns were excavated from Kinalur and Puvambayi a few months ago. Etched Carnelian beads, iron implements and bone fragments were found in these excavations,” said K. Krishnaraj of the Department of Archaeology. This comes close on the heels of the discovery of a Megalithic urn-burial site at Athiyorakunnu near Payanthong in Nadapuram. Geographically, Mr. Krishnaraj said, Kurumpoyil lies just west of Kinalur. “Proximity to the Kinalur urn-burial site makes this site important. Archaeological excavations will be carried out at the site after the rainy season so as to get the exact carbon dating. More urns could possibly be discovered from the compound. The school authorities have been advised not to disturb the site,” he added. Kinalur excavations have yielded a considerable number of microlithic tools such as lunates, scrapers and flakes made of quartz crystals. Most of the microlithic tools have been discovered from the strata beneath the urns, thereby suggesting their antiquity in the pre-Iron Age context.“The discoveries ascertain that the area in and around Kinalur has a continuous occupation from the Mesolithic Age. More archaeological spade works in this area will help develop an understanding of the distribution pattern and the use of landscape by the people of pre-Iron Age cultures,” Mr. Krishnaraj said. Archaeologists had unearthed a rock-cut tomb from Kakkodi, 10 km from the city, a year ago. The Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (an advanced radio carbon dating) of the bone fragments retrieved from the chamber showed a date 2680 Before Present (BP), he said.


ROYAUME UNI Imgid113890883 jpg gallery New Forest - Archaeological excavation work on a medieval earthwork in the New Forest – believed to be a royal hunting lodge – is now underway for a second season, enabling a team from the University of Winchester to discover more about the medieval and prehistoric landscape of the National Park. Last year, the excavations in Denny Inclosure – led by Dr Paul Everill from the University’s Department of Archaeology – produced fragments of medieval pottery, and charcoal that was radiocarbon dated to the 14-15th centuries.


USACopy of img 1980 475x267 Big Talbot Island - “So we found a lot of animal bones, we found a lot of Native American pottery that dates back to 900 to 1250 A.D. which is a thousand years roughly,” Farrell said. “We have found some stone that is not local to this area which really cool.”


ANTARTIQUE96444525 antarctica1 - The mystery of a beautifully painted watercolour of a dead bird that was found in Antarctica's oldest building has been solved. The painting of a Tree Creeper was in a hut built by Norwegian explorers and later used by the Scott expedition. The image was found in a pile of papers covered in mould and penguin excrement. It is believed to be by British scientist Dr Edward Wilson, who died on the ill-fated Scott expedition to the South Pole in 1912.