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Wiltshire

Long Barrow business rates for storage


You couldn't really make this up.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/29/uks-first-pagan-burial-tomb-5000-years-hit-business-rates-bill/
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
12th December 2018ce

Vespasian's Camp and Blick Mead (Hillfort)

Ancient platform 'damaged' during Stonehenge tunnel work


Archaeologists have accused Highways England of accidentally drilling a large hole through a 6,000-year-old structure near Stonehenge during preparatory work for a tunnel.

The drilling, which is alleged to have taken place at Blick Mead, around a mile and a half from the world-famous neolithic ring of stones, has enraged archaeologists, who say engineers have dug a three-metre-deep hole (10ft) through a man-made platform of flint and animal bone.

Highways England have said they are not aware of any damage to archaeological layers on the site caused by their work and will meet with the archaeological team on Thursday, led by David Jacques, a senior research fellow at the University of Buckingham.......



https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/06/ancient-platform-damaged-during-stonehenge-tunnel-work
moss Posted by moss
7th December 2018ce

Wiltshire

Hoards ... exhibition at Salisbury Museum


https://salisburymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hoards-hidden-history-ancient-britain

In partnership with the British Museum
Hoards: a Hidden History of Ancient Britain.
Salisbury Museum - until Jan 5th 2019

"In partnership with the British Museum, this exhibition traces the story of hoarding from Bronze Age weapons discovered in the river Thames and the first Iron Age coin hoards, through to hoards buried after the collapse of Roman rule in Britain and in more recent times. It will showcase recent discoveries of hoards reported by finders and archaeologists through the Treasure Act and brings together objects from the British Museum and Salisbury Museum, including the spectacular Ipswich Iron Age gold torcs and new prehistoric and Roman finds from Wessex."

Why have ancient people placed precious objects underwater or in the ground? Were they accidentally lost or stolen, discarded as worthless, saved for recycling, hidden for safekeeping, or offered up to the gods? The archaeological evidence may point to different explanations for the burial of these hoards. Come and find out what careful study of these finds has revealed about the past."

- Saw this today, definitely worth a trip to the historic city of Salisbury.

See British Museum link below for other dates and venues later in 2019, including Ulster Museum, Buxton Museum, IoW and Peterborough.
https://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/tours_and_loans/uk_loans_and_tours/current_tours_and_loans/hoards.aspx
tjj Posted by tjj
29th November 2018ce

Boyne Valley Complex

Parts of a longboat found by River Boyne anglers are 5,000 years old


Story here:
https://jrnl.ie/4356455
ryaner Posted by ryaner
23rd November 2018ce

Pembrokeshire (County)

Pembrokeshire treasure hunter unearths Celtic chariot


A metal detectorist has found what is thought to be the first Celtic chariot burial to be uncovered in Wales.

The burial ritual was reserved for high-ranking chiefs who would be interred complete with their chariot, horses, tack and even weapons.

Mike Smith believes his find may point to a huge undiscovered Iron Age settlement nearby.

National Museum Wales describes the finds as "significant and exciting".

The actual location in south Pembrokeshire is being kept secret while archaeologists prepare for a major dig next year.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46294000
moss Posted by moss
23rd November 2018ce

Cairns O' The Bu (Broch)

Ancient repairs revealed on Orkney's oldest wooden bowl


Conservation work on an Iron Age bowl found in Orkney has revealed careful 2,000-year-old repairs to it.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-46124211
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th November 2018ce

First glimpse of “perfect” 2,000-year-old bowl.


A remarkable, perfectly preserved 2,000-year-old wooden bowl unearthed from a well on Orkney can be seen for the first time.

Read more at: https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/first-glimpse-of-perfect-2-000-year-old-bowl-found-on-orkney-1-4825431
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th November 2018ce

Highland (Mainland)

Tools discarded 6,000 years ago found near Muir of Ord


A harpoon or spear along with axes made by hunter-gatherers in the Highlands 6,000 years ago have been found.

The tools made from red deer antlers were uncovered at a Mesolithic site at Tarradale near Muir of Ord.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45963734
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th October 2018ce

Orkney

Scotland’s oldest heritage sites at risk from rising seas


Off the north coast of Scotland, Orkney’s soft green landscapes hold a trove of things from everyday life before history was written.

More than 3,000 archaeological sites — among them standing stone circles, Norse halls and a Neolithic tomb graffitied by Vikings — have endured for millenniums, scattered across the roughly 70 islands that make up the Orkney archipelago.

At Skara Brae, one of Europe’s best-preserved Stone Age villages, kitchens built around 3180 BC are fitted with hearths and cupboards, bedsteads and doors that could be bolted shut.

Today, in forays to remote spits of land, people are working to save some of these places for posterity from the climate changes accelerated by human activity.

About half of Orkney’s 3,000 sites, many built before Stonehenge or the pyramids, are under threat from those changes, according to the county archaeologist. Some are already being washed away.

Since 1970, Orkney beaches have eroded twice as fast as in the previous century. Others that had been stable are now shrinking. Rains, falling heavier and more often, are dissolving the crusts of soil and sand packs that protect remnants of civilizations.



https://www.sbs.com.au/news/scotland-s-oldest-heritage-sites-at-risk-from-rising-seas
moss Posted by moss
1st October 2018ce

Dun Deardail (Stone Fort / Dun)

Ancient hillfort Dun Deardail recreated in Lego


A 2,500-year-old Scottish hillfort has been recreated in Lego.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45420493
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th September 2018ce
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