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South Lanarkshire — News

Signs of earliest Scots unearthed - BBC News


Thursday 9th April, BBC news item about article in British Archeology Magazine:

"Archaeologists have discovered the earliest evidence of human beings ever found in Scotland.

The flints were unearthed in a ploughed field near Biggar in South Lanarkshire. "


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7992300.stm

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Oldest nuclear family 'murdered'


18 November 2008, Julian Siddle for BBC News:

"The oldest genetically identifiable nuclear family met a violent death, according to analysis of remains from 4,600-year-old burials in Germany."

"Writing in the journal PNAS, researchers say the broken bones of these stone age people show they were killed in a struggle."

Comparisons of DNA from one grave confirm it contained a mother, father, and their two children. "

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7733372.stm

Merseyside — News

Stone Circle and Archaeo' courses - Liverpool Uni Cont. Ed.


Liverpool University's Continuing Education department's Autumn course programme contains some items of megalithic interest:

THE GREAT STONE CIRCLES OF THE NORTH WEST (10 Weekly meetings)

"Liverpool is surrounded by ten great stone circles. Every week each circle is considered, their archaeology, geometry, astronomy and folklore. An enjoyable, practical course that places the circles in the context of British prehistory against our modern perception of them."

PRACTICAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION TECHNIQUES (2 meetings, 4 dig days)

"Gain first-hand experience of the process of archaeological excavation on an important medieval and prehistoric site in West Lancashire this October."

http://www.liv.ac.uk/conted/autumn_2008/courses_in_liverpool/Archaeology_and_Ancient_Languages.htm
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