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Wiltshire

6,000-year-old monument offers a glimpse of Britain’s neolithic Game of Thrones


This summer, the University of Reading Archaeology Field School excavated one of the most extraordinary sites we have ever had the pleasure of investigating. The site is an Early Neolithic long barrow known as “Cat’s Brain” and is likely to date to around 3,800BC. It lies in the heart of the lush Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire, UK, halfway between the iconic monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury.

https://theconversation.com/6-000-year-old-monument-offers-a-glimpse-of-britains-neolithic-game-of-thrones-87730
A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
20th November 2017ce

Penchrise Pen (Hillfort)

Turbine plans near hill fort near Hawick rejected


Plans for a wind farm near the site of an ancient hill fort in the Scottish Borders have been unanimously rejected by councillors.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41899701

Original Story.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41843876
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th November 2017ce

Moel Arthur (Hillfort)

Mysterious Stone Tools Unearthed at Bronze-Age Site in Wales


Amateur archaeologists excavating a Bronze Age site in the United Kingdom have discovered a cache of unusual stone tools unlike any that have been found before.

The tools appear to have been deposited deliberately — perhaps ceremonially — in what would have been a stream around 4,500 years ago, according to the researchers.


https://www.livescience.com/60606-stone-tools-unearthed-at-bronze-age-site.html

Thanks to Stone Pages for this information.
moss Posted by moss
6th November 2017ce
Edited 7th November 2017ce

Jersey

Archaeologists find Stones of interest


A COLLECTION of stones has been unearthed by a team of UK archaeologists investigating fields in St Clement earmarked for a new estate of 200 affordable homes.
Five stones, which could date back to the Island’s neolithic past when the dolmens were built, were discovered by a team from the Museum of London Archaeological Services at the former Samarès Nursery site.

Read more at..

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2017/10/18/archaeologists-find-stones-of-interest-on-estate-site/#5rD5GMXgMU4tVElq.99
moss Posted by moss
23rd October 2017ce

Scotland (Country)

Heritage 'angel' award winners revealed


The winners of the Scottish Heritage Angel awards have been revealed.

(Good to see Whithorn and in particular Leslie Merriman receive awards)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41638223
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th October 2017ce

Stonehenge builders 'ate food from Scotland'


The "army of builders" of Stonehenge ate animals brought from as far away as the north east of Scotland, according to a new exhibition at the famous Neolithic site in Wiltshire.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-41669774
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th October 2017ce

County Down

Save Knock Iveagh!


We all want to believe that the places and heritage we love will be protected by somebody else for our children to enjoy. Some really important places in the UK benefit from protection by law and are supposed to be kept safe by our government bodies for the benefit of everyone. One such place is the ancient Neolithic burial site on the hill at Knock Iveagh. Although the burial site (cairn) is older than the pyramids and should be treated as a gem in the crown of beautiful Co Down, right now unfortunately it looks like somebody has dropped the ball because it is under terrible threat. Our public bodies have the power to save the hill and it is up to us to make sure they do so. That is why we are asking for your contribution to this important fight. Legal advice costs money, but this is a fight we can and must win.

https://www.gofundme.com/saveknockiveagh
ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th October 2017ce

Lincolnshire and Humberside

Archaeologists unearth massive 5,000-year-old structure near Lincoln industrial estate


Archaeologists from Network Archaeology Ltd have teamed up with Lincolnshire Live to reveal more about the incredible artefacts from a dig along part of the route of Lincoln's Eastern Bypass


http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/archaeologists-unearth-massive-5000-year-603713.amp
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13th October 2017ce

Stonehenge and its Environs

New Stonehenge path open – at last 9 October 2017 |


For those who like to walk and cycle and it's free...


The new Permissive Path at Stonehenge is finally open after a three-year delay waiting for the grass to grow strong enough to bear the weight of a few cyclists and pedestrians.
A group of pedestrians and cyclists from surrounding villages joined together to mark the re-opening of the route, accompanied by former Wiltshire councillor Ian West. He campaigned strongly against English Heritage for the path to be re-opened as specified in a planning agreement.
The right of way passes within a few feet of the Heal Stone and gives free access to the public. The path allows the public to use the old A344 road and the new path from Airman’s Corner roundabout to the A303 free of charge and without any passes.
“It allows you to take some beautiful photographs without having to have a local residents’ pass and then booking your appointment time along with other tourists,” said a jubilant Mr West. “The path opens up the old connection between Shrewton and West Amesbury, if you are brave enough to cross the A303, although the authorities deem it to be a safe crossing,” he added.
Horses are not permitted on the new path, which is part of the old road now grassed over, but they can go from the roundabout to By-Way 12, which passes close to the stones, to Larkhill in one direction and Druids Lodge in the other, free of charge and without passes. This opens up the access to the by-way and allows travel in both directions on horseback.



http://www.yourvalleynews.co.uk/frontpage-news/new-stonehenge-path-open-last/
moss Posted by moss
10th October 2017ce

Cambridgeshire

'Most important' Ely Bronze Age gold torc on display


One of England's "most important Bronze Age finds" has gone on display for the first time near to where it was found.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-41513451
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th October 2017ce
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