Sites fossilifères de mammifères d’Australie (Riversleigh / Naracoorte)

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Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh / Naracoorte) Riversleigh and Naracoorte, situated in the north and south respectively of eastern Australia, are among the world’s 10 greatest fossil sites. They are a superb illustration of the key stages of evolution of Australia’s unique fauna. La description est disponible sous licence CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0 Sites fossilifères de … Lire la suite­­

Sites du tusi

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Tusi Sites Located in the mountainous areas of south-west China, this property encompasses remains of several tribal domains whose chiefs were appointed by the central government as ‘Tusi’, hereditary rulers from the 13th to the early 20thcentury. The Tusi system arose from the ethnic minorities’ dynastic systems of government dating back to the 3rd century … Lire la suite­­

Sites de métallurgie ancienne du fer du Burkina Faso

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Ancient Ferrous Metallurgy Sites of Burkina Faso This property is composed of five elements located in different provinces of the country. It includes about fifteen standing, natural-draught furnaces, several other furnace structures, mines and traces of dwellings. Douroula, which dates back to the 8th century BCE, is the oldest evidence of the development of iron … Lire la suite­­

Sites de la révolution industrielle Meiji au Japon : sidérurgie, construction navale et extraction houillère

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Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining The site encompasses a series of twenty three component parts, mainly located in the southwest of Japan. It bears testimony to the rapid industrialization of the country from the middle of the 19th century to the early 20th century, through the development … Lire la suite­­

Sites de l’évolution humaine du mont Carmel : les grottes de Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara

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Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves Situated on the western slopes of the Mount Carmel range, the site includes the caves of Tabun, Jamal, el-Wad and Skhul. Ninety years of archaeological research have revealed a cultural sequence of unparalleled duration, providing an archive of early human life … Lire la suite­­