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Trusty's Hill (Hillfort)

'Lost Kingdom' Linked To Galloway


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-38679324
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
21st January 2017ce

Stonehenge and its Environs

Highways England A303 consulation


Lots of paperwork here:
https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/cip/a303-stonehenge/
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
15th January 2017ce

Orkney

Article on the Ness of Brodgar


Informative article on the Ness from 2015

http://www.archaeology.org/issues/61-1301/features/327-scotland-orkney-neolithic-brodgar
Posted by tomatoman
12th January 2017ce

Stonehenge and its Environs

Grayling gives go-ahead for tunnel


A tunnel is to be built under Stonehenge under plans announced by ministers, in a move that will reignite the controversy over improving major roads around the ancient site.

Chris Grayling said he was taking a “big decision” to transform the A303, one of the main arteries to the south-west and a notorious bottleneck for lorries and holidaymakers, as part of a £2bn investment.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/12/stonehenge-a303-tunnel-chris-grayling-world-heritage-site?CMP=share_btn_tw
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12th January 2017ce

Scotland (Country)

£65m Bill To Preserve Historic Sites


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38553858
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th January 2017ce

Fife

Neolithic Pottery And Flint Tools Found In Fife


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-38554521
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th January 2017ce

Worlebury (Hillfort)

Antisocial behaviour means ancient Iron Age Worlebury hill fort is now ‘at risk’


An ‘outstanding’ ancient monument in Weston-super-Mare has been placed ‘at risk’ by Historic England after falling victim to antisocial behaviour.

The Iron Age Worlebury hill fort, in Weston Woods, is thought to have been created some 700 years before the Romans arrived in Britain as a form of defence.

Historic England says it is an ‘outstanding example’ of its type and is also unusual, as few of these forts were created along the coast.

It has previously been listed by Historic England as being in a ‘vulnerable’ condition, but it has now been re-registered as ‘at risk’ after people camped nearby and moved parts of the structure.

A Historic England spokesman said: “Historic England made a recent visit to the hill fort in response to concerns from volunteers working on the site.....

continued.....



http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/antisocial_behaviour_means_ancient_iron_age_worlebury_hill_fort_is_now_at_risk_1_4840121
moss Posted by moss
9th January 2017ce

News

Ancient Britain Special Stamps


"The Special Stamps feature iconic sites such as Skara Brae and Avebury and exceptional artefacts including the Battersea shield and the Star Carr headdress. The stamps are all enhanced with illustrations that reveal how our ancient forebears lived and worked.

In addition to the Mint Stamps and Stamp Souvenir, the issue features an informative Presentation Pack - ideal gifts for anyone with an interest in prehistory."

On sale from 17th January 2017

More details from the Royal Mail here
baza Posted by baza
6th January 2017ce

Randolphfield Stones (Standing Stones)

‘Ancient’ standing stones are linked to 1314 battle


From The Herald Scotland

"A PAIR of “ancient” standing stones situated near a police headquarters were actually erected to mark the first major victory of the Battle of Bannockburn, new evidence suggests.

Radiocarbon dating has revealed the two stones near the entrance to Police Scotland Central Division’s Randolphfield HQ, in Stirling, were erected around the time of the battle in 1314.

It is now thought they mark the spot where Sir Thomas Randolph – Earl of Moray and a commander in Robert the Bruce’s army – routed around 300 English cavalry on the first day of the battle.

It was previously believed that the stones were positioned more than 3,000 years ago in alignment with an ancient burial ground nearby, and possibly used as landmarks in the battle."

More here...

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14994252.___Ancient____standing_stones_are_linked_to_1314_battle/?ref=twtrec
1speed Posted by 1speed
1st January 2017ce

Scotland (Country)

Digs Funded At 'Lost Kingdoms' In Scotland and Ireland


Great news!!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-38328698
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17th December 2016ce
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