World Archaeology

Perdu Cossu Nuraghe

Megalithic Portal News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:25

Nuraghe in Sardinia (Sardegna). Nuraghe Perdu Cossu is one of the best preserved nuraghi near Norbello. It is a single-towered structure with mostly preserved tholos chamber. The intra-mural staircase opens right of the entrance corridor - it is partly collapsed and filled with debris, but it is still possible to reach the current top of the tower.

Digital exploration of a prehistoric Scottish cave

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 17:00
During the late Bronze Age, the The Sculptor's Cave in Moray (Scotland) appears to have been a repository for precious objects, with finds ranging from bronze bracelets via pottery to...
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Iron Age fortress discovered in Turkish lake

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 17:00
A lost 3,000-year-old castle has been discovered by divers and researchers in Turkey's Lake Van. The spectacular ruins are thought to be those of a fortress built by the Uratu...
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Clues to fighters on Europe's oldest known battlefield

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 16:44
Ancient weapons and human bones had been found in river sediment around the Tollense Valley in northeastern Germany from the 1980s, but not until 2007 was any systematic exploration begun....
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European hunter-gatherers co-existed with farmers from Near East

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 16:43
The Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods included one of the most important shifts in human history: the transition from hunter-gatherer groups to farming communities. Extensive new DNA evidence by a large...
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5000-year-old figurine from Siberia

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 16:43
In an old potato field near the east bank of the Ob River in Novosibirsk with remains Neolithic and late Bronze Age settlements, a Bronze Age burial site, and a...
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Cockrow Hill Bell Barrow

Megalithic Portal News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:55

Expensive (and marginal) upgrade for the A3 / M25 junction to further damage the setting of this lovely Surrey barrow and its partner (in yellow). A large bell barrow, 42m in diameter, 3.3m high, is situated upon the top of a rise of ground on heathland. The mound is tree covered, and has been eroded away in part by footpaths, but is otherwise in fairly good condition. It is very close to the M25 / A3 roundabout which is due to be upgraded with 'Option 14' - shown left. Further consultation to follow.

Foel Drygarn Fort

Megalithic Portal News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 11:17

This Late Bronze Age / Early Iron Age hillfort stands at the end of the Preseli range and is capped by three cairns which can be seen for miles around. Aerial photographs have revealed numerous hut circles on the summit.

Prehistoric standing stone discovered in Switzerland

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 08:46
An oval-shape piece of sandstone 2 metres long, 1.3 metres wide, and weighing two to three tons, has been found as part of excavations of a known Bronze Age site...
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Ancient bear statuette unearthed in Turkey

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 08:45
Turkish archeologists have announced the discovery of an approximately 8,600-year-old, 5 centimetre high baked clay statuette interpreted as representing a bear, during excavation works in the Yeshilova Mound, one of...
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The best sites to visit in New York for an ancient sites enthusiast (Part 2)

Megalithic Portal News - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 19:35

We mentioned museums to visit in our last article, in this second part I’m going to look at other things of interest to the ancient site enthusiast in the New York area. ‘Cleopatra's Needle’ is an Egyptian obelisk which was installed in its current position in Central Park, New York, in 1880 and is actually a pair of the obelisk of the same name in London.

Acre Geoglyphs

Megalithic Portal News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:29

James Q Jacobs has been in touch with details of his web site containing videos and Google Earth downloads of many hundreds of geoglyphs in Bolivia and across the border in Brazil. See the latest comments on our page for details.. Hundreds of Geometric Earthworks, some only roughly circular or square, others very regular, are being found in western Brazil along the Acre River nears is outflow into the Purus River. The figures are continuing to be revealed as forest has been cleared for modern agriculture and other development.

Ramesseum

Megalithic Portal News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:05

Temple in Upper Egypt. New Kingdom mortuary temple of Rameses II, partially destroyed in 27BC. There was once a 1200 metric ton colossal statue of Rameses which now lies in pieces.

5,500-year-old cemetery excavated in China

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:19
Archaeologists are currently excavating a 5,500-year-old cemetery in Shaanxi Province, north-central China, which is estimated to have more than 2,000 graves. Covering around 90,000 square metres, the cemetery lies to...
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'Stones of interest' found on Jersey

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:18
Five stones which could date back to the island's Neolithic past were discovered by a team from the Museum of London Archaeological Services investigating fields in St.Clement. The survey was...
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Volunteers discover Bronze Age settlement in Lake District

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:41
Archaeologists looking for Viking remains have found artefacts that are 2,000 years older. The dig at Longhouse Close on fells above Seathwaite, Cumbria (England), was excavating Norse longhouses, dating from...
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5,000-year-old fortress discovered in central Turkey

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:40
Archeologists uncovered an approximately 5,000-year-old settlement and fortress in central Turkey's Nevşehir province, in the region known as Cappadocia. The site, which dates to the Early Bronze Age, was discovered...
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Gadachrili Gora

Megalithic Portal News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:27

Evidence of world's earliest winemaking uncovered by archaeologists. More in the latest comment on our page.. A Neolithic settlement in Georgia dating from the 6th millennium BCE.

Digging into the Dark Ages conference, 13th December, Chester - Free!

Megalithic Portal News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 18:00

Also links to videos of last year's conference. Following the previous two successful University of Chester archaeology student conferences, their third Conference takes on a period-focused theme. There are multiple simmering and raging current controversies regarding the uses and abuses of the Early Middle Ages ('Dark Ages') in the heritage sector, popular culture and politics.

Skull could be from the world's earliest known tsunami victim

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 15:09
Scientists studying the effects of tsunamis - giant waves, caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and underwater landslides - have now shed light on what could be the earliest record of...
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