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Neolithic Architecture Masterpiece: Dolmen of Menga, Antequera, Spain

Found mostly in Britain and France. Dolmens are megalithic tombs with a large flat stone laid on upright ones. Its word origin is mid 19th century. From French, or perhaps via Breton, from Cornish. Dolmen is a ‘hole of a stone’. Yet, this form of Neolithic Architecture is in modern Spain.In the south, a longContinue reading “Neolithic Architecture Masterpiece: Dolmen of Menga, Antequera, Spain”

Neolithic Site: El Fin del Mundo (‘End of the Earth), Sonora, Mexico

University of Arizona researchers preciously found El Fin del Mundo (‘End of the Earth’) not that long ago, in 2007. Yet it is recognized for a huge amount of reasons. It is the first discovery of humans and gomphotheres in North America. The radiocarbon dating also makes it, along with ‘Aubrey site’, in north Texas,Continue reading “Neolithic Site: El Fin del Mundo (‘End of the Earth), Sonora, Mexico”

Lithic Technolgies, Neolithic Arch

Lithic technology are skills and techniques used to produce tools from various types of stone.Ideal stone characteristics include: non-crystalline or glassy, which allows for the right cryptocrystalline structure and conchoidal fracturing.Being conchoidal, and cryptocrystalline, is a characteristic sometimes easier to picture in your mind. Think, flint, chert , or jadeite used in projectile points andContinue reading “Lithic Technolgies, Neolithic Arch”

What is Neolithic; and Neolithic Architecture

It is believed ‘neolithic’, (based on Greek νέος néos ‘new’ and λίθος líthos ‘stone’, literally ‘New Stone Age’), started around 10,200 BC in the Middle East, arising from the Natufian culture, when pioneering the use of wild cereals evolved into early farming.Climatic changes, associated with the Younger Dryas (about 10,000 BC) are thought to haveContinue reading “What is Neolithic; and Neolithic Architecture”

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