World Archaeology

Neolithic women's arm bones stronger than today's elite female rowers

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:25
The study of ancient bones suggests agricultural work had a profound effect on the bodies of women living in central Europe between the early Neolithic and late Iron Age, from...
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Unique Iron Age artefacts reveal prehistoric feasting

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:57
Eleven cauldrons, an ancient sword, fine ring-headed dress pins, an involuted brooch, and a cast copper alloy object known as a 'horn-cap' are among unprecedented Iron Age finds by University...
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Unique Iron Age artefacts reveal prehistoric feasting

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:57
Eleven cauldrons, an ancient sword, fine ring-headed dress pins, an involuted brooch, and a cast copper alloy object known as a 'horn-cap' are among unprecedented Iron Age finds by University...
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Iron Age remains found during roadworks in Scotland

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:58
A possible Iron Age structure, tool and pottery pieces have been unearthed during roadworks in the Highlands of Scaotland. Archaeologists made the discoveries on the Crubenmore to Kincraig stretch of...
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Prehistoric graves discovered in Norway

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:57
Archaeologists from Norwegian University of Science and Technology have unearthed Bronze Age graves ahead of planned road construction at Sandbrauta in Melhus municipality (Norway). "We don't often make a find...
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Bronze Age elite forged iron weapons and jewelry from meteorites

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:56
How could people living during the Bronze Age pull off the difficult process of making iron? They didn't, concludes a new study; instead, they got the iron for the rare...
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Jersey calls for return of ancient dolmen rebuilt in England

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:55
Dolmen stones discovered in 1785 near the Jersey capital Saint Helier were taken to the Oxfordshire estate of Jersey governor General Henry Seymour Conway three years later as a retirement...
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Neolithic link between Cyprus and Lebanon

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:17
At the site of Prastio-Mesorotsos in the Paphos district (Cyrpus), a number of shallow pits were found many containing broken objects placed in a ritualistic manner, including stone vessels, human...
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15.000-year-old statuette discovered in Croatia

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 20:58
During a research study of the Vlakno cave on the Dugi otok island (Croatia) archaeologists discovered an anthropomorphic statuette, estimated to be 15,000 years old, which was named Lili. The...
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Upper Paleolithic cave painting found in the Urals

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 11:47
The ancient image of a two-humped camel has been discovered in the Kapova cave (Southern Urals). With the dating of cave painting being estimated to between 14,500 and 37,7000 years...
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Ancient textiles reveal differences in Mediterranean fabrics

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 11:46
One of the earliest human craft technologies and applied arts, is the production of textiles. The production of this material would represent one of the most important, time, resource, and...
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3,000-year-old graves found in Norway: report

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 11:46
Archaeologists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology Museum have recently uncovered 3,000-year-old graves in central Norway near a new part of the European route E6, which is under...
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Journal of Lithic Studies Special Issue guest editor Terence Meaden - plus DVD

Megalithic Portal News - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 21:53

Formally titled Advances in Understanding Megaliths and Related Prehistoric Lithic Monuments, the latest Journal of Lithic Studies is now available, with guest editor Terence Meaden, who writes: "A new approach to the science of archaeoastronomy is presented and a practical prehistoric calendar has been rediscovered. The key is watching the position of the rising sun on important dates of the calendar while also observing shadow-casting by positioned male-principle stones that make union with a waiting stone classifiable as female."

Rescue archaeology in England uncovers rare jewellery

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 11:43
As part of the Planning Approval for a proposed Eastern Bypass for Lincoln, in Eastern England, archaeologists from Network archaeology Ltd were called in to carry out rescue archaeology prior...
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Bronze Age site in Palestine under serious threat

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 11:43
Archaeologists and activists are seriously concerned that a valuable Bronze Age site on the outskirts of Gaza City (Palestine) is under threat of destruction. The site was first identified in...
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Evidence grows that Neanderthals lived in a caring society

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 11:42
In 1957 a team of archaeologists working in the Shanidar caves in Iraqi Kurdistan, discovered the bones of a 50,000 year old Neanderthal, nicknamed Shanidar 1. Nothing extra remarkable in...
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Mystery surrounds 2,400 year old find in Ontario

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 11:42
In the province of Ontario (Canada), lies a city called Mississauga. In the distant past, before European settlers moved here, in fact nearly 2,400 years ago, Iroquois Indians were travelling...
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Cliffsend

Megalithic Portal News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:16

Pegwell Bay confirmed as Caesar's Roman Invasion landing site (probably!) - featured in Episode 2 of Digging for Britain now on iPlayer (30 days). Details in the comments on our page. Cliffsend is a village (sometimes written, correctly, as Cliffs End) situated almost 2 miles west of Ramsgate, Kent. Hengist and Horsa landed near here in 410AD, and St Augustine in 597. On permanent display on the cliff top at Pegwell Bay is a replica of the Viking longship Hugin to commemorate this.

Knowlton Rings

Megalithic Portal News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:38

Knowlton Henge talk with Dr Martin Green, 7 December 2017, Bath. details in the comment on our page. Henge in Dorset with a church built in the middle, which must point to early Christianisation of a pagan temple. There are actually three henges here, as shown in detailed research done by students of Bournemouth University.

Five Megalithic sites not to miss on a trip to Ireland

Megalithic Portal News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 20:34

Ireland, and County Meath in particular is an excellent place to visit if you are keen to see lots of megalithic sites in a short space of time. There are so many places where you can get a sense of our prehistoric ancestors as they planned these amazing monuments. Here are five sites in Ireland you won’t want to miss on your trip.
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