sábado, 21 de septiembre de 2013

Art of Primitive Sound - "Musical Instruments From Prehistory - The Paleolithic" (full album)

Walter Maioli and Luce Maioli, 1991.

1. "The Dance Of Leaves" 0:00 2. "Leaves" 4:09 2a Aerial Harmonics 2b Curved Melodies 2c In Flight 3. "Eagle Bone For The Ghost Dance" 8:39 4. "Flying Rhombs" 10:04 4a Horn (Africa) 4b Bamboo (Nias) 4c Wood (India) 4d Wood (Australia) 5. "The Horn, The Tortoise, The Bow, The Flintstone" 15:01 6. "Sonorous Stones In The Cave" 18:45 6a Stactite Gong 6b The "Organ" 7. "River Stones" 24:53 8. "Vegetable Seeds: Jungle Voices" 26:42 9. "The Spirit of he Marshed" 31:59 10. "Sea Language, Shells" 37:35 11. "Amazonian Finds" 42:13 11a River Shells 11b Tucan Beaks 11c Coleopter Eleters.

Cyprus. Excavations at Ayia Varvara Asprokremnos completed

1/2. Female statuette
The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Communications and Works, announces the completion of the 2013 excavations at the PPNA (9th millennium) site of Ayia Varvara-Asprokremnos. The excavations were conducted from the end of March to mid-June 2013 under the direction of Dr. Carole McCartney on behalf of the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus working in partnership with Cornell University and the University of Toronto.

This season of excavation focused on the recording of three structures, evidence of the industrial activities carried out at the site and documenting the sequence of occupation. The site, currently dated by radio-carbon to between c. 8,800-8,600 BC cal., marks the initiation of the Neolithic period on Cyprus at a time when the transition from hunting to farming economies was beginning throughout the Middle East. Taking the Neolithic Revolution into the Mediterranean zone, the occupants of Ayia Varvara-Asprokremnos carried cultural traditions and intensive resource procurement and manufacturing activity to the island some 11,000 years before present. [...] mcw.gov.cy/  /  Link 2

3/3. Stone figurine from the excavations at Ayia Varvara-
Asprokremnos [Credit: Cornell University]