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Highland (Mainland)

Further evidence of Bronze Age cemetery at Drumnadrochit


Archaeologists have uncovered a Bronze Age burial cist close to where two of the stone slab-built graves were previously found.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-44847198
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
19th July 2018ce

Dowth

‘The find of a lifetime': Megalithic passage tomb dating back 5,500 years found in Co Meath


To date, two burial chambers have been discovered within the western part of the main passage.

A MEGALITHIC PASSAGE tomb cemetery dating back some 5,500 years has been unearthed beside Dowth Hall in Co Meath.

The discovery is within the Brú na Bóinne heritage site. The excavation is being carried out by agri-technology company Devenish in partnership with UCD’s School of Archaeology.

More: http://www.thejournal.ie/megalithic-passage-tomb-meath-4130419-Jul2018/
ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th July 2018ce

Scotland (Country)

Warm weather reveals previously unknown archaeology


Archaeologists say recent dry weather has given them the best chance since 1976 to detect new sites from the air.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-44812713
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13th July 2018ce

Boyne Valley Complex

Recent drought led to archaeological discovery of circular enclosure near Newgrange


Anthony Murphy, founder of Mythical Ireland, made the discovery when flying drones in the Brú na Bóinne area yesterday evening.

A LARGE CIRCULAR enclosure, or henge, has been revealed near the UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Newgrange in Co Meath.

Anthony Murphy, founder of Mythical Ireland, made the discovery when flying drones in the Brú na Bóinne area yesterday evening with photographer Ken Williams.

More: http://www.thejournal.ie/newgrange-mythical-ireland-4123238-Jul2018/
ryaner Posted by ryaner
12th July 2018ce

The Burren

Bear skull from Aillwee Cave over 10,000yrs old


https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0704/976284-bear-skull/
"New analysis of the skull of a brown bear discovered in Aillwee Cave in Co Clare over four decades ago has found that it is more than 10,400 years old.
The study by researchers at IT Sligo also made the surprising finding that a collection of other bones found with the bear skull include those of a second bear dated to the late Neolithic period, 4,600 years ago.
The discovery was made using radiocarbon dating during the re-analysis of more than 450 bones originally collected from the cave system in Co Clare.
The Early Mesolithic or Stone Age bones were first found when the cave was being developed as a tourist attraction in 1976.
The research was led by Dr Marion Dowd, Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Centre of Environmental Research Innovation and Sustainability (CERIS), at IT Sligo.
tjj Posted by tjj
4th July 2018ce

Devon

Prehistoric stone hunt under way in Devon salt marsh


A team of archaeologists is braving horse flies, spiky vegetation and murky ditches to hunt for mysterious standing stones lost beneath a West Country salt marsh.

The Yelland stone row at Isley Marsh disappeared beneath a thick blanket of silt after the closure of a power station changed the flow of sediment in the Taw and Torridge estuary in north Devon in the 1980s.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jun/27/prehistoric-stone-hunt-under-way-in-devon-salt-marsh
moss Posted by moss
2nd July 2018ce

County Donegal

Locals unearth 'significant' prehistoric hoard of gold bands in Donegal


Experts from the National Museum have begun an investigation into the exciting discovery of four prehistoric gold arm bands they believe date back to the Bronze Age.

The amazingly intact ornaments were found buried together several feet underground at an undisclosed location in Co Donegal earlier this week.
Maeve Sikora, keeper of Irish antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland, credited local Donegal residents for finding the treasures and immediately reporting them to officials at the Donegal County Museum, who in turn alerted them to the find yesterday.

"These people were so helpful and quick to report it," she said.

More:
https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/locals-unearth-significant-prehistoric-hoard-of-gold-bands-in-donegal-37058447.html
ryaner Posted by ryaner
28th June 2018ce

Stonehenge and its Environs

150-year-old Stonehenge photos unearthed on the Summer Solstice


"They are some of the oldest photographs ever taken of the ancient Stonehenge landmark and the book in which they are bound dates back to 1867. It’s a chronicle which until now has been lost in the archives of the national mapping agency Ordnance Survey....."

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2018/06/150-year-old-stonehenge-photos-unearthed-summer-solstice
thelonious Posted by thelonious
21st June 2018ce

Highland (Mainland)

Prehistoric roundhouse excavated at Tore near Inverness


The remains of an ancient roundhouse have been uncovered by archaeologists in the Highlands.

The prehistoric property was excavated ahead of the construction of a new business park at Mullan's Wood at Tore, near Inverness.

Archaeologists said the roundhouse may have been built in the Iron Age 2,000 years ago, or earlier.

The excavation area has been reinstated and the site will be protected during the future building work.

Environmental samples taken during the fieldwork has the potential to provide material for dating the site.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-44398322
moss Posted by moss
11th June 2018ce

Eire

History of Ireland in 100 0bjects on postage stamps


http://100objects.ie/stamps/

An Post’s Ninth Definitive Stamp Series, A History of Ireland in 100 Objects, a selection, began life as an original series by Fintan O’Toole of The Irish Times. Over time, the stamp series will feature many of the objects from the fully illustrated hardback book of the series, A History of Ireland in 100 Objects. Starting with the issue of the first 12 stamps and continuing over five years to when the final stamps are issued, you’ll discover more and more about our island’s long history from c.5000BC to the early 21st century.
tjj Posted by tjj
28th May 2018ce
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