The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Latest Posts — News

Previous 10 | Showing 11-20 of 2,473 news posts. Most recent first | Next 10

Alkmaar Paardenmarkt (Burial Chamber)

The excavation of the Paardenmarkt Alkmaar

In June-August 2010 large scale excavations were executed on the cemetery belonging to the monastery, an area now termed the Paardenmarkt, by Hollandia Archeologen in cooperation with Leiden University. During the course of nine weeks, the students from the former minor Human Osteoarchaeology excavated and cleaned over 180 single coffin burials and 20 secondary inhumations. Interestingly, also two mass graves dating to the Siege of Alkmaar with 9 and 22 individuals were encountered. All the remains are housed in the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University and are currently undergoing the osteological analysis.

Read more about this in English.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
13th January 2018ce

Dunbeg (Cliff Fort)

'We cannot stress how dangerous it is': Ancient Kerry fort closed after storm damage

More serious problems at Dunbeg.

Full story:
ryaner Posted by ryaner
5th January 2018ce

England (Country)

English Heritage jobs at risk

As if anyone will be surprised to learn that the decision to split EH in two and stop government funding of the larger part without proper impact assessment would probably lead to job losses.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
2nd January 2018ce

East Riding of Yorkshire

Ancient henge discovered in Yorkshire

THOUSANDS of years ago it would have stood proud on the horizon, a striking monument which could be seen for miles. The circular monument lay hidden for centuries under farmland, its existence only hinted at in crop marks, spotted in aerial surveys.

Read more at:
moss Posted by moss
1st January 2018ce

Highland (Mainland)

Site chosen for replica Iron Age broch in Caithness

A site has been chosen in Caithness for a planned reconstruction of an Iron Age broch.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd December 2017ce

South Ayrshire

Council celebrates staffing cuts by building a "Stonehenge" style monument on a roundabout

Couldn't make it up.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
20th December 2017ce

Highland (Mainland)

Evidence of 'special site' for Bronze Age burials near Loch Ness

Archaeologists say they are finding increasing evidence that a site near Loch Ness was important for burials in the Bronze Age.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th December 2017ce

Isle of Skye

60 million-year-old meteorite impact found on Skye

Geologists have found evidence of a 60 million-year-old meteorite impact on the Isle of Skye.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th December 2017ce

Clachtoll (Broch)

Discoveries made at Iron Age house site in Assynt

Volcanic pumice stone and pottery of a type common on the Isle of Lewis have been found at a 2,000-year-old site in the Highlands.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th December 2017ce


How Neolithic farming sowed the seeds of modern inequality 10,000 years ago

The prehistoric shift towards cultivation began our preoccupation with hierarchy and growth – and even changed how we perceive the passage of time

ryaner Posted by ryaner
6th December 2017ce
Previous 10 | Showing 11-20 of 2,473 news posts. Most recent first | Next 10