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Maeshowe (Chambered Tomb)

Maeshowe Neolithic Burial Cairn To Stay Open In Orkney To Stay Open

Good news :-)
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
27th September 2016ce

Scotland (Country)

Amateur archaeologist finds ‘phenomenal’ trove of rock engravings

From The Guardian...

"An amateur archaeologist has tracked down hundreds of prehistoric rock engravings in Scotland in what has been described as a “phenomenal” contribution to the understanding of Britain’s earliest artworks.

Walking in all weathers once or twice a week, George Currie, 66, a musician by trade, has located more than 670 Neolithic and Bronze Age carvings over the past 15 years. He told the Observer: “It was ridiculous … I got tired of recording the stuff. I’ve never come across quite so much.”

There are many more to be found, he believes. Describing the thrill of uncovering ancient artworks that no one has seen for thousands of years, he said: “It’s quite a privilege.”

Currie’s discoveries will be included in the biggest research project into British prehistoric rock art, a five-year, £1m study starting next year. The project will be hosted by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) under the leadership of Dr Tertia Barnett, an honorary fellow of the University of Edinburgh. Rock art is “relatively undervalued and little known”, she said. “This project is very exciting.”

More here...
1speed Posted by 1speed
26th September 2016ce

Ness of Brodgar (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

Time Lines : Sketches Record Archaeological Dig On Orkneys
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
21st September 2016ce

Dun Deardail (Stone Fort / Dun)

New Aerial Images Of The Fort
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
16th September 2016ce

The Cochno Stone (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

Fire Crews Fighting Mud For Cochno Stone Archaeologists
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
16th September 2016ce


Carnoustie's Golden Sword

Intriguing find under footie pitch.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
15th September 2016ce

Highland (Mainland)

Inverness West Link : Artefacts Unearthed By Road Works
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th September 2016ce

The Cochno Stone (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

New excavation

A prehistoric stone panel said to be the “most important in Europe” is being unearthed for the first time in 50 years - next to a housing estate in Clydebank. The Cochno Stone, which dates to 3000BC and is described as one of the best examples of Neolithic or Bronze Age cup and ring markings in Europe, is being fully excavated for the first time since being buried in 1965 to protect it from vandalism. The stone lies on land next to a housing estate near Faifley in West Dunbartonshire.

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LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
8th September 2016ce

Maeshowe (Chambered Tomb)

no public access

CLOSED September 26th indefinitely owing to traffic concerns
wideford Posted by wideford
7th September 2016ce

Belle Tout (Enclosure)

Could archaeologists be about to uncover an early Bronze Age settlement.

A huge outer earthwork, stretching across 1.2 kilometres of the beautiful hilltop of Belle Tout on top of the Seven Sisters cliff, was probably part of an early Bronze Age settlement. Archaeologists are about to get to work on a coastal site they describe as a mystery in their field, with their plans including laser scans, environmental scanning and analysis of microscopic snails which can only exist in certain habitats.

They don’t know when the hilltop enclosure was built, and their previous discoveries in the area have ranged from prehistoric flintwork to early Bronze Age Beaker pottery. “We don’t know for sure how much we’ve lost over the last 6,000 years due to coastal erosion,” says Tom Dommett, the National Trust Archaeologist and key man on the Seven Sisters Archaeology Project, underlining the urgency of the latest work....

further information....
moss Posted by moss
2nd September 2016ce
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