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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: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/ancient-henge-discovered-in-yorkshire-1-8930717
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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42445823
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.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/stonehenge-comes-ayr-town-centre-11719847
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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42351956
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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42351959
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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42250514
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th December 2017ce

News

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

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/dec/05/how-neolithic-farming-sowed-the-seeds-of-modern-inequality-10000-years-ago
ryaner Posted by ryaner
6th December 2017ce

Lynchat (Souterrain)

Work on A9 leads to 'Iron Age finds' in Cairngorms


Work on the A9 has led to the discovery of a possible structure, pottery and a stone tool from the Iron Age.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42227561
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th December 2017ce

News

Prehistoric women's arms 'stronger than those of today's elite rowers'


New light shed on role of women in ancient communities, as bone analysis reveals profound effect of manual agricultural labour on the human body

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/29/prehistoric-womens-arms-stronger-than-those-of-todays-elite-rowers
MelMel Posted by MelMel
29th November 2017ce

Jersey

Jersey calls for return of dolmen


This news item appeared in Saturday's Times and was passed to me today. Regret Times online link is only available by subscription so will have to make do with this one.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5116637/Jersey-calls-return-dolmen-stones-Oxfordshire.html
Jersey calls for the return of its 'Elgin Marbles' monument that was taken and rebuilt in Oxfordshire as a governor's retirement gift
- The dolmen stones were discovered in 1785 near the Jersey capital St Helier
- Monument was uprooted and taken to Oxfordshire estate of retiring governor
- Templecombe House in Henley-on-Thames which is on the market for £7million
- It has given the residents of Jersey a new hope that they could buy back the stones and return them to the island

One local man named Neil Holmes is planning to raise £8million through an online crowdfunder in a bid to purchase the estate.
He said: 'The aim of this is to buy the property that the neolithic Jersey dolmen currently resides on, repatriate the dolmen, then resell the estate.'

The stones were one of dozens of dolmens placed across the island which were shrouded in legend and thought to be 'the home of sprites and fairies'.
But many were broken up for building materials in the 17th and 18th century amid waning interest in the mythology surrounding the stunning monuments, according to local history experts.
General Conway was persuaded by his cousin - author Horace Walpole - to pay for the transport of his gift.
Note: There have been several previous attempts to reclaim the dolmen and the issue was raised in the House of Commons as far back as 1928.
tjj Posted by tjj
27th November 2017ce
Edited 28th November 2017ce
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