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The 25th Festival of Archaeology will take place between the 11th - 26th July 2015


The Festival is a huge celebration of our incredible history here in the UK, and you don't have to be an archaeologist to join in. It's a chance for everyone to explore and uncover the past, see archaeology in action, and bring the history on your doorstep to life. We look forward to seeing you there... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
8th July 2015ce

Free open Days - 11 to 14 Sep - UK Wide


Find out what's open in your local area - Every where listed is free for the day!

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/advanced-search

For more information about the European Heritage Days, visit www.ehd... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
10th September 2014ce
Edited 10th September 2014ce

Help wanted to create 3D modeling of megalithic sites


http://heritagetogether.org/?lang=en

"HeritageTogether is an AHRC-funded project run by Bangor, Aberystwyth and Manchester Metropolitan Universities in conjunction with Gwynedd Archaeological Trust... continues...
juamei Posted by juamei
20th February 2014ce
Edited 20th February 2014ce

British Rock Art Collection (BRAC) - back Online


British Rock Art Collection (BRAC) - back Online

http://ukra.jalbum.net/brac

Quite a few people will hopefully remember BRAC - the online image gallery covering British rock art sites... continues...
Posted by Chappers
2nd December 2013ce

CBA issue "Archaeology is about knowledge, not treasure" article


Following on the from ITV's "Britain's Secret Treasures" programme, the Council for British Archaeology have issued an excellent, unequivocal statement on their website... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
20th July 2012ce

What caused Britain's Bronze Age 'recession'?


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12989605

A large gap in pre-history could signal that Britain underwent an economic downturn over 2,500 years ago... continues...
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
7th April 2011ce

British ancient forests were patchy


From PlanetEarth online

What were Britain's primordial forests like before humans started tampering with the environment? The latest clues from a study of fossil beetles suggest that the ancient forest was patchy and varied in density across Britain... continues...
baza Posted by baza
30th November 2009ce
Edited 30th November 2009ce

Folklore

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Local Myths and Legends: UK Section

http://www.localmythsandlegends.com/united-kingdom/

This is a unique resource for all things odd, mystical, unexplained and peculiar. From local tales of giants to driver-terrorizing phantom hands, the website allows users to add their own local legends with the interactive maps.
Chance Posted by Chance
4th March 2011ce
Edited 2nd September 2012ce

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Of barrows, burials and blades of bronze


A fascinating article on barrows and their history.
moss Posted by moss
28th August 2012ce

The Heritage Journal


How To: Report Dumped Rubbish or Damage to a Heritage Site

An article I wrote which details how to report damage or litter at prehistoric sites that you may find as you work your way through the sites on TMA. In short:

1. Take lots of photos.
2. Take 5 minutes to briefly write down the following:
- date
- site name
- site location (an OS ref will do)
- type of crime
- extent of crime
3. Ring the police on 999 if its happening right now and on 101 if its already happened. You do not have to give your name.
juamei Posted by juamei
8th June 2012ce
Edited 8th June 2012ce

The Heritage Journal


Spot the stone circle competition!

Can you recognise any of these stone circles from the aerial photos?
A friend just emailed me this link so thought I'd share it on here if anyone wants to have a go. Good luck!
Emma A Posted by Emma A
24th May 2012ce
Edited 24th May 2012ce

Old newspapers go on-line


All over the press today, the official launch of the British Library Newspaper website. May be of use to TMAers... a search for Stonehenge found 450 articles to read.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
30th November 2011ce
Edited 30th November 2011ce

The coins of the ancient Britons


Victorian guidebook to coins of various ancient British tribes By Sir John Evans from 1864 - A nighthawkers delight

Download the complete book in PDF via Google books
Chance Posted by Chance
25th July 2010ce

Mythology and rites of the British Druids


Mythology and rites of the British Druids as certained by national documents and compared with the general traditions and customs of heathenism, as illustrated by antiquaries of our age. With an appendix, containing ancient poems and extracts, with some remarks on ancient British coins.

by Davies, Edward
Published in 1809, Printed for J Booth (London)

Download the complete book in pdf format
Chance Posted by Chance
25th March 2010ce

Ancient man in Britain


Ancient man in Britain.
by Donald Alexander Mackenzie
Published in 1922, Blackie (London)

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Chance Posted by Chance
25th March 2010ce

Life in early Britain


Life in early Britain
being an account of the early inhabitants of this island and the memorials which they have left behind them

by Windle, Bertram Coghill Alan Sir.
Published in 1897, David Nutt (London)

Download the complete book in pdf format
Chance Posted by Chance
25th March 2010ce

An archaeological survey of the United Kingdom


An archaeological survey of the United Kingdom.
by Murray, David
Published in 1896, MacLehose (Glasgow)

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Chance Posted by Chance
25th March 2010ce

The antiquities of England and Wales


The antiquities of England and Wales.
by Grose, Francis
Published in 1785, S. Hooper (London)

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Chance Posted by Chance
25th March 2010ce

The ancient stone implements, weapons and ornaments, of Great Britain.


The ancient stone implements, weapons and ornaments, of Great Britain.
by Evans, John Sir
Published in 1897, Longmans, Green, and Co. (London, Bombay)

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Chance Posted by Chance
25th March 2010ce

Standing Stones & Monoliths - stories from the Paranormal Database


150 Recorded Paranormal events from the UK's Standing Stones & Monoliths
Chance Posted by Chance
25th October 2009ce

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Pen-Y-Gaer (Llanaelhaearn) (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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22nd March 2017ce

Tre'r Ceiri (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

Cor my blimey it's been ten years since I was last here, time passes far too quickly, in the end there may not be time to do everything one wants, so this spring equinox provides me with the drive to get out and see a few hill forts. Leaving the house at 4am, the plan is to get to Tre'r Ceiri before the sun rises. I very nearly made it too, after parking in the wrong layby, and following the wrong path, which then vanishes whilst I'm checking on the suns progress, forcing me to pick a route, any route, and go up, I'm getting too old for this shite, clearly. The sun approved of my star watching position, sat amid big stone scree two thirds of the way up and granted me a quick glimpse of it's starry magnificence, before it clothed itself in low clouds hanging over the Moelwyns. It was a quickie sunrise, the sun was as it always is at daybreak, the golden glow wrapped the land in beauty and I smiled my sunrise smile, then it was over, it was like the sun knew I had a few things to do today so it let me get on my way, which I did. I knew early on that I was going up the wrong way, nay, the very wrong way, but it didn't take me by surprise when upon reaching the very top right next to the cairn, it wasn't just the wrong way up, it is by far the hardest.
But, easy or steep, hard or soft, I had reached the top. It was windy, really very quite windy, but it was sunny and the countryside was looking good, the sun came back out and after a sit upon the cairn, which was lots bigger than I remembered, I set off down the north west wall. Until I came into the hole in the wall, is it an entrance, a secret exit, is it originally original, post Roman, or what, I sat here too, relishing the stones humble gift of wind blocking. Follow the wall south to the big posh entrance, wonder in silence for a minute or three, then dive into the interior of the fort to get lost among the houses.
There's maybe a dozen places in the whole of Britain where you can see and touch the past in such a satisfying manner as this, I love the closeness of the houses to each other, I love the size of the walls and the perfect corners, surely there must be some restoration at work here, but it doesn't matter at all, I am far too blown away to dig up such minor trifles. Now over at the east wall north of the entrance where I should have come in. I sit at the battlements, the rocky outcrop that grows out of the wall, from here Mynydd Carngwch has it's most evocative side to me, it has the desired effect once more, bending myself back into the upright position I walk over to some hut circles packed in right up to the wall. Then after a bit more hutting I'm back at the main west entrance facing Yr Eifl. It is now that I must decide whether or not to put into action part two of my plan, climb up there and have a meet with the big cairn, I'm cold and a bit knackered, hungry, thirsty, but whilst thinking these thoughts my feet decide for me and i'm off, striding across the wilderness like a man with a plan, which I aint.

It has to be said that though Tre'r Ceiri is a brilliant place to be, the place you want to see it from is on top of Yr Eifl, god what an eyeful.
Outstanding.
postman Posted by postman
22nd March 2017ce

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