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Trethevy Quoit (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech)

Greenstone platform found at Trethevy

An archaeological excavation at Trethevy Quoit near Darite has made an exciting discovery which means that our understanding of the prehistoric site will have to be reassessed.

Between 9th and 13th July, more than thirty volunteers took part in the dig, which was supervised by Andy Jones and Ryan Smith of the Cornwall Archaeological Unit.

A geophysical survey had been undertaken in the field around the monument earlier this year and recorded a number of below-ground anomalies, which were targeted through excavation.

The largest below-ground feature was positioned close to the Quoit itself and, on investigation, this was found to be a significant platform of greenstone. The material had been quarried locally and brought to the site. It was clearly an integral part of the monument.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
15th July 2019ce

County Galway

Replica Iron Age log boat launched on Lough Corrib

A replica of a 2,400-year-old log boat, that lies on the bottom of Lough Corrib, was launched in Co Galway this afternoon.

The prehistoric log boat, built from a single oak timber and some 7.5m long, 0.61m wide and 0.4m deep, has been radiocarbon dated to 754-409 BCE (over 2,400 years ago; the Iron Age).

ryaner Posted by ryaner
7th July 2019ce


Orkney world heritage sites threatened by climate change

The world heritage status of Orkney's archaeological treasures is threatened by climate change, a report has warned.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
3rd July 2019ce

Dillyminnen (Promontory Fort)

Bones and wall uncovered at clifftop fort in Aberdeenshire

The first modern archaeological excavation of an ancient clifftop fort in Aberdeenshire has begun.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
3rd July 2019ce

West Kennet (Long Barrow)

"Extinction Rebellion" graffiti condemned

Recent graffiti depicting the Extinction Rebellion logo which has appeared in West Kennet Long Barrow has been condemned by the Swindon Branch of ER.
tjj Posted by tjj
24th June 2019ce

Mither Tap (Hillfort)

Steps to ancient hillfort well in Aberdeenshire uncovered

Archaeologists have revealed the steps to an ancient hillfort's well in Aberdeenshire.

The site on Mither Tap, a summit on Bennachie, a hill near Inverurie, was first recorded in the 1800s before being covered over.

University of Aberdeen's Northern Picts project said its excavation meant the steps could been seen for the first time in more than 200 years.

Archaeologists believe the steps could be 1,000 years old,
moss Posted by moss
20th June 2019ce

Stanwell Cursus

Heathrow airport expansion "masterplan" opts for runway over cursus

Sadly, the chosen runway location is confirmed to be the option that goes over the only remaining section of cursus.
UncleRob Posted by UncleRob
18th June 2019ce

Carrowmore Complex

Archaeologists uncover megalithic monument thought to be unlike any found in Ireland to date

ryaner Posted by ryaner
14th June 2019ce

Scotland (Country)

Scotland's crannogs are older than Stonehenge

Archaeologists have discovered that some Scottish crannogs are thousands of years older than previously thought.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13th June 2019ce

Shantemon (Stone Row / Alignment)

Ancient hillfort reported damaged in Co Cavan

The National Monuments Service has confirmed that it is investigating a report of serious damage to a 3,000-year-old hillfort near Cavan town.

ryaner Posted by ryaner
10th June 2019ce
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