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Posté le: Ven 26 Aoû - 00:10 (2016) Sujet du message: [Serbie ] Plocnik exemple du niveau atteint par la civilisation de Vinca entre 5400 et 4700 av JC
Je rapatrie içi un article qui etait paru en 2007 sur les decouvertes archéologiques faites sur le site de Plocnik (actuelle serbie - site de la la civilisation Vinca )
- figurines feminines permettant de recenser leur tenues vestimentaires - nombreux jouets et jeux fabriqués pour les enfants - et surtout fourneaux assez elaborés pour la metallurgie du cuivre qui en fait un des plus anciens (et loin d'être le plus archaique...) trouvé en Europe.
17 November 2007 Neolithic Vinca was a metallurgical culture
Recent excavations at an ancient settlement – part of the Vinca culture which was one of Europe's biggest prehistoric civilizations – point to a metropolis with a great degree of sophistication and a taste for art and fashion, archaeologists say. In the Neolithic settlement located in what is now southern Serbia, men rushed around a smoking furnace melting metal for tools. An ox pulled a load of ore, passing by an art workshop and a group of young women in short skirts. "According to the figurines we found, young women were beautifully dressed, like today's girls in short tops and mini skirts, and wore bracelets around their arms," said archaeologist Julka Kuzmanovic-Cvetkovic. The unnamed tribe who lived between 5400 and 4700 BCE in the 120-hectare site at what is now Plocnik knew about trade, handcrafts, art and metallurgy. Near the settlement, a thermal well might be evidence of Europe’s oldest spa. "They pursued beauty and produced 60 different forms of wonderful pottery and figurines, not only to represent deities, but also out of pure enjoyment," said Kuzmanovic. The findings suggest an advanced division of labor and organization. Houses had stoves, there were special holes for trash, and the dead were buried in a tidy necropolis. People slept on woollen mats and fur, made clothes of wool, flax and leather, and kept animals. The community was especially fond of children. Artefacts include toys such as animals and rattles of clay, and small, clumsily crafted pots apparently made by children at playtime. One of the most exciting finds for archaeologists was the discovery of a sophisticated metal workshop with a furnace and tools including a copper chisel and a two-headed hammer and axe. "This might prove that the Copper Age started in Europe at least 500 years earlier than we thought," Kuzmanovic said. The Copper Age marks the first stage of humans’ use of metal, with copper tools used alongside older stone implements. It is thought to have started around the 4th millennium BCE in southeast Europe, and earlier in the Middle East. The Vinca culture flourished from 5500 to 4000 BCE on the territories of what is now Bosnia, Serbia, Romania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. It got its name from the present-day village of Vinca, 10 km east of Belgrade on the Danube River, where early 20th-century excavations uncovered the remains of eight Neolithic villages. The discovery of a mine at the nearby Mlava river suggested at the time that Vinca could be Europe’s first metal culture, a theory now backed up by the Plocnik site. "These latest findings show that the Vinca culture was from the very beginning a metallurgical culture," said archaeologist Dusan Sljivar of Serbia’s National Museum. "They knew how to find minerals, to transport them and melt them into tools." The metal workshop in Plocnik was a room of some 25 square meters, with walls built out of wood coated with clay. The furnace, built on the outside of the room, featured earthen pipe-like air vents with hundreds of tiny holes in them and a prototype chimney to ensure air goes into the furnace to feed the fire and smoke comes out safely. Sljivar said the early metal workers very likely experimented with colorful minerals that caught their eye – blue azurite, bright green malachite and red cuprite, all containing copper – as evidenced by malachite traces found on the inside of a pot. The settlement was destroyed at some point, probably in the first part of the 5th millennium, by a huge fire. The Plocnik site was first discovered in 1927 when the then Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was building a rail line. Some findings were published at the time but war, lack of funds and objections from farmers meant it was investigated only sporadically until digging started in earnest in 1996. "The saddest thing for us is always the moment when we finish our work and everything has to be covered up with earth again," Kuzmanovic said. "That’s the easiest for the state; conservation is very expensive and the land owners want to work in their fields." But there was some hope that the latest excavation would be preserved due to its importance, Kuzmanovic added.
Source: Reuters (11 November 2007), Kathimerini (16 November 2007)
*** [ Note: a titre de comparaison l'age du cuivre commence il me semble en france vers 2500 BC - Là on parle d'un site au minimum daté a 4700 BC]
En 2013, et apparemment sur les mêmes sites archéologiques cités plus haut et appartenant à la culture de Vinca, ils ont découvert la plus ancienne métallurgie du bronze au Monde, 1500 ans avant la plus ancienne trace de métallurgie du bronze au Proche-Orient
Posté le: Mer 21 Sep - 16:05 (2016) Sujet du message: [Serbie ] Plocnik exemple du niveau atteint par la civilisation de Vinca entre 5400 et 4700 av JC
Salut Quercus Oui en effet , du bronze en 4500 BC grace a cette culture c'est impressionnant Avant les debuts du bronze au proche Orient , il y avait aussi des foyers du Bronze du "petit caucase" il me semble (fin IV eme millenaire) avec les cultures Kouro-Araxe ( en transcaucasie) et du caucase septentrionnal avec Maikop. Mais même ces foyers sont prédatés par cette culture metallurgique serbe donc.