The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Latest Posts — News

Showing 1-10 of 2,764 news posts. Most recent first | Next 10

Ring of Brodgar (Circle henge)

Ring of Brodgar: Concerns as visitors caught short at Orkney landmark

Concern has been expressed about "undesirable toileting behaviour" at Orkney's famous Ring of Brodgar stone circle.

More info :
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
2nd December 2023ce


Cumbrian stone-age caves and ancient woodland for sale.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
28th November 2023ce

Norway (Country)

4,000-year-old tomb discovered in Norway may contain region's 1st farmers

Archaeologists in Norway have discovered a stone-lined tomb from the late Neolithic that holds the remains of at least five people. Reported in Live Science on 16.11.23.
Posted by markj99
19th November 2023ce

Silbury Hill (Artificial Mound)

Moat forms round ancient monument after heavy rain.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
15th November 2023ce


Stanwick Lakes: Bronze Age log boat build reaches halfway point

Building Bronze Age-style log boats using replica tools and fire has revealed "how long and how much effort" it was to make prehistoric vessels.

More info :
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
23rd October 2023ce


A Neolithic Feat of Engineering

The ruins of a 5,000-year-old tomb in a construction that reflects the pinnacle of neolithic engineering in northern Britain has been unearthed in Orkney.

Fourteen articulated skeletons of men, women and children – two positioned as if they were embracing – have been found inside one of six cells or side rooms.

The tomb measures more than 15m in diameter and contains a stone structure accessed through a long passage of around seven metres. The excavation was headed by Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark, senior curator of prehistory (neolithic) at the National Museums Scotland, and Vicki Cummings, professor of neolithic archaeology at Cardiff University.
moss Posted by moss
22nd October 2023ce

Carrowkeel-Keshcorran Complex

Heartbreaking' damage done to Neolithic passage tomb

Damage done to an ancient Neolithic passage tomb in Co Sligo has been strongly condemned.

Photographer Ken Williams visited the site over the weekend and took photographs of words and shapes scratched into stones at the tomb which is over 5,000 years old.

ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th October 2023ce

Carn Glas, Achvraid (Chambered Cairn)

New images of 5,000-year-old Highland burial site

Scotland's longest chamber cairn burial site has been the scene of recent activity

More info :
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
26th September 2023ce

Nesscliffe Hill Camp (Hillfort)

Iron Age finds of national importance found at Nesscliffe Hill dig

Nationally important evidence of Iron Age furnaces and tools have been discovered during the excavation of a hillfort.

More info :
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
23rd September 2023ce

Stonehenge and its Environs

Stonehenge campaigners welcome Unesco's calls for amendments
The story that just keeps on keeping on.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
21st September 2023ce
Showing 1-10 of 2,764 news posts. Most recent first | Next 10