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England (Country)

Historic England releases map based on 500,000 aerial pictures

"More than half a million aerial images of historical sites in England have been used for a new mapping tool.

Photographs and 3D laser scans have been taken over the past 30 years to uncover "hidden archaeological landscapes", Historic England said.

Sites include 6,000-year-old long barrows, Roman camps such as those on Hadrian's Wall and 20th Century areas linked to the world wars.

The map covers more than half of the country."

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thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
8th October 2021ce

Dunnottar Castle (Cliff Fort)

Plans revealed for Dunnottar Castle visitor centre Published1 hour ago

Plans have been announced for a new visitor centre at Dunnottar Castle, near Stonehaven.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
6th October 2021ce

Penchrise Pen (Hillfort)

Hill fort site turbines scheme looks set for extension

A council is being advised to approve a request to extend the operational life of a wind farm near an ancient hill fort site in the Borders.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
29th September 2021ce

Stonehenge (Circle henge)

English Heritage to repair cracked lintels at Stonehenge
tjj Posted by tjj
14th September 2021ce

South Yorkshire

Details of rare bronze age coffin found in golf course pond revealed

Size of telephone box, coffin thought to be 4,000 years old and includes well-preserved axe among remains

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th September 2021ce

Dinas Dinlle (Cliff Fort)

Iron Age hillfort is being lost to the sea in Gwynedd

Archaeologists have returned to the site of an ancient Welsh hillfort in a bid to uncover more of its secrets before being lost to the sea.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th September 2021ce

Burn Of Swartigill (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

Unique Iron Age structure is further uncovered near Thrumster

The community dig at Swartigill on the Thrumster Estate is under way again and volunteers can help uncover this very unique Iron Age structure.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
5th September 2021ce

County Cork

5,700-year-old Neolithic house discovered by archaeologists in Cork

IRISH ARCHAEOLOGISTS have made an incredible discovery in Cork, having unearthed the foundations of a house from the Neolithic era.

The ancient house is believed to be 5,700 years old, and was likely the home of a family from one of the earliest farming communities to have settled in the south of Ireland.

The house, dating back to approximately 3,700 BC, was unearthed following recent excavations by archaeologists after Cork County Council began two road realignment projects between Mallow and Mitchelstown in north County Cork.

ryaner Posted by ryaner
3rd September 2021ce

Machrie Moor (Stone Circle)

Archaeologists search for 'enormous' ancient ritual site on Scottish island

An excavation is now underway at Drumadoon on the Isle of Arran after the site of a possible Neolithic cursus monument was earlier detected by an aerial laser scan.

Cursus monuments were typically formed of a long avenue, formed by two parallel mounds of earth – or wooden posts in the earliest cases – which stretch for some 800 metres at Drumadoon.

The stone circle is about a mile away......
moss Posted by moss
21st August 2021ce

Trellyffant (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech)

Trellyffaint: Proof unearthed of Neolithic dairy farming in Pembrokeshire

Dairy farming could have been happening in Wales as early as 3,100BC, according to new research.

Shards of decorated pottery taken from the Trellyffaint Neolithic monument near Newport, Pembrokeshire, were found to contain dairy fat residue.

The residue could only originate from milk-based substances such as butter, cheese, or more probably yoghurt.

George Nash, of the Welsh Rock Art Organisation, said it was the earliest proof of dairy farming in Wales.

ryaner Posted by ryaner
12th August 2021ce
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