World Archaeology

Staraya Ladoga

Megalithic Portal News - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:41

Staraya Ladoga is a remarkable place. Here is the Aldeigjuborg of Norse fame, the settlement on the western side of the Volkhov river that provided the Swedish Vikings - the Varangian Rus who gave their name to Russia - with the gateway to the Russian river system and ultimately Constantinople. Today a number of large burial mounds, or "Sopki", survive, hulking high over the Volkhov around the point where it meets the smaller Ladozkha before sweeping down into Lake Ladoga, Europe's largest lake.

Stone of Mannan

Megalithic Portal News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 21:44

In the village of Clackmannan, Central Scotland, are three structures in the central market square: a toll booth with clock tower, a market cross, and the Stone of Mannan. This stone that sits on the top of a column of whinstone brought from Abbey Craig is said to be pre-Christian – moved up from nearby Lady’s Well to its current spot.

Castro Chao Sanmartín

Megalithic Portal News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 21:36

Ancient Settlement in Asturias

Fearnoch Stone

Megalithic Portal News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 21:33

The intriguingly shaped Fearnoch Stone, with Cairns and Rock Art, all within 500m of each other. . A 2.5 metre tall standing stone standing stone in Argyll, West Scotland

Old Keig

Megalithic Portal News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:01

Old Keig recumbent stone circle boasts the largest/heaviest recumbent stone, at an estimated 40 tons. Both flankers top nine feet but regrettably little else remains of the circle.

Suggestions for women travelling alone

Megalithic Portal News - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 16:07

Trying to access some of the more isolated ancient places can sometimes be a bit unnerving if you’re a woman travelling alone. One of our members took a year out to travel on a solo tour of the UK, long before the internet made communication, and in some ways safety a lot easier to cope with.

Suggestions for women travelling alone

Megalithic Portal News - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 16:07

Trying to access some of the more isolated ancient places can sometimes be a bit unnerving if you’re a woman travelling alone. One of our members took a year out to travel on a solo tour of the UK, long before the internet made communication, and in some ways safety a lot easier to cope with.

Tarradale

Megalithic Portal News - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 15:35

Tarradale Through Time‏ community archaeology project, digging from 23 Sept 2017 at Tarradale, neir Muir of Ord, Inverness. More details in the comments. Chambered Tomb in Highland

Tarradale

Megalithic Portal News - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 15:35

Tarradale Through Time‏ community archaeology project, digging from 23 Sept 2017 at Tarradale, near Muir of Ord, Inverness. More details in the comments. Chambered Tomb in Highland

Fossa Sanguinis

Megalithic Portal News - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 14:48

The Fossa Sanguinis is (according to some) an ancient temple in Neuss (North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany). The so-called Kybele-Kultstätte in Neuss is an ancient dry stone cellar discovered in 1956.

Fossa Sanguinis

Megalithic Portal News - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 14:48

The Fossa Sanguinis is (according to some) an ancient temple in Neuss (North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany). The so-called Kybele-Kultstätte in Neuss is an ancient dry stone cellar discovered in 1956.

Petróglifo do Monte Castelo

Megalithic Portal News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 18:22

Rock Art in Galicia. Check Xandlinathry's page for more rock art from the area.

Bones suggest cannibal ritual in ancient Britain

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:54
Archaeological evidence suggests that most cannibalism in human history occurred for complex and varied reasons. Human bones found in Gough's Cave - a sizeable limestone cave in Cheddar Gorge in...
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Excavation of a round mound in the Isle of Man

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:56
Archaeologists glimpse Manx history A team of archaeologists, students, and local volunteers have for the past twelve months been investigating prehistoric mounds in fields south of Kirk Michael, a village...
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7,000-year-old figurine discovered in Poland

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:55
A 7-centimetre fragment of a 7,000-year-old baked clay human figurine has been found by archaeologist Piotr Alagierski while on holiday, walking in a cultivated field in one of the villages...
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Sound-reflecting rock shelters attracted ancient artists

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:02
Researchers say that members of early farming communities in in the central Mediterranean preferred to paint images in rock shelters where sounds bounced off walls and into the surrounding countryside....
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Ancient warrior, weapons drawn, wears stylish earrings

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:43
The extraordinary find of a Bronze Age warrior buried between 2,700 and 2,900 years ago with dagger in one hand, a knife in the other, spiral earrings, and a bronze...
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Hundreds of stone tombs discovered in Jordan

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:11
Hundreds of ancient stone tombs have been discovered in Jebel Qurma, south of Damascus, in a 'black desert' stretching across northeastern Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Many are covered by stone...
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Ancient monuments may have been used for moonlit ceremonies

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:10
A new investigation of the stone age rock art panel at Hendraburnick Quoit in Cornwall, southwest England, found nearly ten times the number of markings when viewed in moonlight or...
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Invasion may have transformed India's Bronze Age

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:10
New data confirm a long-held but controversial theory that Sanskrit, the ancient language of Northern India, emerged from an earlier language spoken by people in Central Asia, who may have...
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