World Archaeology

Can Polish group save an important Neolithic site?

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:30
A battle is ongoing in eastern Poland to save a very important range of Neolithic structures from total destruction. The range of Gory tombs in question (named after the rural...
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Late Neolithic giant farmhouse uncovered in Denmark

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:30
A new town is being built at a place called Vinge in north Zeland, Denmark. Under common legislation for most European countries, archaeologists are allowed to excavate and research all...
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Could ancient farmers hold the secret to improved world rice crops?

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:29
Approximately 4,000 years ago farmers in South America - the Monte Castelo and Guapore River areas of Brazil to be more precise - worked out how to domesticate and increase...
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Neolithic rock carvings on a capstone in Cornwall

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:29
An innovative use of 3D laser scanning has uncovered previously unidentified carvings in a quoit capstone in Cornwall (England) which could well rival and surpass the scale of similar carvings...
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The Cochno Stone

Megalithic Portal News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 10:22

Video Talk: Revealing the Cochno Stone - Dr Brophy speaks about last year's excavations . Kenny Brophy / The Urban Prehistorian writes: In 2015 we opened up a trial trench to examine a prehistoric site, on the fringe of Glasgow, that was buried 51 years ago beneath a 1m layer of soil and turf. The site is called the Cochno Stone and it is one of the most spectacular and extensive panels of prehistoric rock-art in Britain. In 2016 the Cochno Stone was uncovered for a few days and received some well deserved media attention.

Trethevy Quoit

Megalithic Portal News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:30

Trethevy Quoit put on Heritage at Risk Register 2017 due to past erosion by livestock and fencing damage. Now owned by Cornwall Heritage Trust and Historic England actively monitoring the stability of the site, more details in the comments on our page.. An ancient Neolithic burial chamber, standing nine feet high and consisting of five stones surmounted by a huge capstone. One of the uprights seems to have fallen inwards and the capstone has a terrific slope.

40,000-year-old man reveals genetic history of Asia

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:58
The archaeological record in China shows a rich history for early modern humans. Though several ancient humans have been sequenced in Europe and Siberia, few have been sequenced from East...
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Artefact suggests long-distance exchange between Mesolithic communities

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:58
An ornamented 'pierced baton' recently found in Central Poland may provide evidence of exchange between Mesolithic communities, according to a study by Grzegorz Osipowicz from Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland, and...
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Bronze Axe found north of the Alps

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:58
The shape and material of a copper axe blade found in 2008 at Riedmatt, Switzerland, are practically identical to those used by Neolithic peoples further south - including Oetzi, the...
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Prehistoric cave paintings discovered in Spain

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:57
With a temperate climate and abundance of wild animals, the region of Cantabria in northern Spain was a good place to live during glacial periods, and has some of the...
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Mithras Temple (London)

Megalithic Portal News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:04

Reconstructed Roman Temple of Mithras opens to the public in London. Situated on the site of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters, this new cultural hub showcases the ancient temple, a selection of the remarkable Roman artefacts found during the recent excavations, and a series of contemporary art commissions responding to one of the UK’s most significant archaeological sites.

Mycenaean Palace of Nestor

Megalithic Portal News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 18:42

Archaeologists unearth 'masterpiece' sealstone just 1.4 inches (35mm) across in Greek 'tomb of the Griffin Warrior' - see the comments on our page for more. Ancient Palace in the Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece. The ruins are very similar to those in Crete or at Mycenae and there are several beehive tombs. The site was first excavated in 1939, which unearthed thousands of Linear B tablets.

The best sites to visit in New York for an ancient sites enthusiast

Megalithic Portal News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:28

It’s that time of year where thoughts are leading towards Christmas and already our TVs are filled with picturesque winter wonderland scenes in New York, happy shoppers laden with boxes and Americanised Jolly Santas by the hundred in their red suits ho-ho-ho-ing and ringing their Bells of Good Cheer. But this is the Megalithic Portal I hear Andy B in the background(*) - we can't be talking about such things - we must remain at least vaguely relevant to our subject! So coming out of my daydream I wondered what there might be in NY to lure an ancient site enthusiast to visit, once the desire for materialistic things has subsided.

Ancient inscription tells of Trojan prince, Sea people

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:13
A 3,200-year-old inscription in an ancient language called Luwian has been deciphered. The stone inscription, which was 29 metres long, describes the rise of a powerful kingdom which launched a...
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Ancient inscription tells of Trojan prince, Sea people

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:13
A 3,200-year-old inscription in an ancient language called Luwian has been deciphered. The stone inscription, which was 29 metres long, describes the rise of a powerful kingdom which launched a...
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10,000-year-old petroglyph found in Norway

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:12
Analysis of a petroglyph discovered by retired geologist Ingvar Lindahl at Efjorden in the Nordland county of Norway has estimated the petroglyph, which depicts a boat, to be between 10,000...
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10,000-year-old petroglyph found in Norway

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:12
Analysis of a petroglyph discovered by retired geologist Ingvar Lindahl at Efjorden in the Nordland county of Norway has estimated the petroglyph, which depicts a boat, to be between 10,000...
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Late Neolithic burials in Spain reveal surprising differences

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:12
Analysis of megalithic graves and caves in Spain suggest different lifeways for people buried in different types of funerary sites. Previous research on the burial practices of the Western European...
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Late Neolithic burials in Spain reveal surprising differences

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:12
Analysis of megalithic graves and caves in Spain suggest different lifeways for people buried in different types of funerary sites. Previous research on the burial practices of the Western European...
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11,500-year-old settlement unearthed in Turkey

World Archaeology News from Stone Pages - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:12
Am 11,500-year-old settlement from the beginning of the Neolithic era with features similar to Göbekli Tepe has been unearthed in the fifth stage of archaeology digs at the ancient town...
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