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medieval-villagers-mutilated-the-dead-to-stop-them-rising-study-finds


https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/03/medieval-villagers-mutilated-the-dead-to-stop-them-rising-study-finds

Don't think this investigation is included in the UK Archaeological Science Conference (see below) .
But a good example of tech clarifying the muddy waters .
tiompan Posted by tiompan
3rd April 2017ce

UK Archaeological Science Conference 5th - 8th April 2017


See
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/cal...tract_book.pdf
For info .
Abstracts start at P. 21 .
Pps 48, 57 , 65 & 107 .Look the most likely to grab attention here , particularly the Aveline's Hole one .
tiompan Posted by tiompan
2nd April 2017ce

England (Country)

Uffington White Duck


Those zany National Truss People really had me going then.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/news/second-chalk-figure-discovered-near-uffington-white-horse?campid=Social_Central_Twitter_Conservation_Duck-010417
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
1st April 2017ce

Wiltshire

Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon 2017 - cancelled


Wiltshire Wildlife Trust have made the following announcement:

"It is with much regret that we must cancel the 2017 Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon.

Unfortunately there is now going to be a major military exercise on Salisbury Plain with live firing. As a result we will be unable to access the Plain or Old Carter Barracks at Bulford (the finish) on 30th April, the planned date of our Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon.
We have overcome many challenges in the 29 years of running this event but after looking at alternatives including changing the date and route, none of these options are viable.

To find out more information, how to claim a refund or how to donate your entry fee please call 01380 829084."
tjj Posted by tjj
31st March 2017ce

Avebury (Stone Circle)

Changes to Sunday bus service to Avebury


As helpfully pointed out by thesweetcheat on TMA Forum, there have been some seemingly sudden changes to the 49 bus service from Swindon Bus Station to Avebury.

Anyone planning a bus trip to Avebury from Sunday 2nd April 2017, they now only run every two hours. Here are the times:
From Swindon Bus Station: 08.15, 10.15, 12.15, 14.15, 16.15, 18.15
Return from Avebury: 09.34, 11.34, 13.34, 15.34, 17.34, 19.34 (leaving Devizes at 11 minutes past the hour - every two hours).
tjj Posted by tjj
29th March 2017ce

News

Volunteers for Bryn Celli Ddu dig


An appeal is being made for volunteers to join archaeologists to excavate in the surrounding landscape of Bryn Celli Ddu passage tomb on Anglesey.
The team behind the dig — led by staff from the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, Cadw, University of Central Lancashire and Manchester Metropolitan University are calling on local volunteers to join the team for a two week excavation taking place this summer.
During the dig, due to begin on 11 of June, archaeologists hope to find further evidence of a Late Neolithic / Bronze Age burial cairn located meters from the main Bryn Celli Ddu passage tomb.
There will also be opportunities to explore the surrounding landscape, recording the eight new rock art panels found during the last two years. Dr Ffion Reynolds, from Cadw, said the dig would end on 24 of June and participants do not need any prior knowledge of archaeology to take part, just a curious mind.
She said: “There’ll be opportunities for archaeological investigation, geophysical survey, field walking and we also need people to help record our new rock art panels.”
The main passage tomb and cairn were built around 4,800 years ago, and the project is building up a picture of a complex landscape of activity, from burial locations to sites of pilgrimage. Dr Seren Griffiths, from University of Central Lancashire, said “the nature of the monument and the rock art at Bryn Celli Ddu makes it internationally important.”
Members of the public will also get a chance to experience a real life dig and see the newly discovered secrets, when Bryn Celli Ddu plays host to an open day on Saturday 17 June, between 11am and 4pm.
To sign up to be a volunteer, get in touch with Dr Seren Griffiths from the University of Central Lancashire on SGriffiths7@uclan.ac.uk Public events:
The archaeological open day (17 June, 11am – 4pm) is free to attend, and no booking is required.
The stargazing event (16 June, 9.30pm) is £5 per ticket, places are limited. To book phone Dark Sky Wales on 07403 402114.

Read more: Call For Volunteers For Third Season Of Bryn Celli Ddu Landscape Excavation http://www.news.wales/national/cadw/call-for-volunteers-for-third-season-of-bryn-celli-ddu-landscape-excavation-2017-03-31902.html
blossom Posted by blossom
28th March 2017ce

Castell Dinas Bran (Hillfort)

Underground castle' archaeological search underway


“It will be intriguing to know whether any remains of the 2,500 year hillfort are evident or did the castle obliterate it all? We think there must have been more buildings within the castle walls but we’ll have to wait and see whether there are any hints of their remains."


http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/underground-castle-archaeological-search-underway-12790723
moss Posted by moss
28th March 2017ce

News

Visitor centre at Orkney gets "go-ahead"


https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/islands/orkney/1205200/new-visitor-centre-for-neolithic-tourist-attraction-in-orkney-gets-the-go-ahead/
Posted by tomatoman
27th March 2017ce

Grianan of Ailech (Stone Fort / Dun)

Amazing Picture Captures Donegal's Ancient Miracle of Light


"Adam’s stunning picture shows a shaft of life entering one side of the historic fort, before creating a perfect line to the other side."

From The Donegal Daily
baza Posted by baza
27th March 2017ce

Finistère (29) (Departement)

14,000 year old engraved 'tablets' discovered in France


Some forty prehistoric engravings, more than 14,000 years old, have been discovered in Finistere, at the town of Plougastel-Daoulas, in Brittany (northwestern France).
Depicting several animals, these artistic vestiges date back to the Upper Palaeolithic period and are extremely rare in Europe.

Read more at https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2017/03/14000-years-old-engraved-tablets.html#qMS1uqLGExkMDcwR.99


Also:

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0173037
baza Posted by baza
23rd March 2017ce
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