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Cambridgeshire

Ceremony for Flag Fen Iron Age roundhouse


A "fantastic bunch of volunteers" have built a replica Iron Age roundhouse on a large Bronze Age causeway dating back 3,500 years.

More info : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-63095495
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
3rd October 2022ce

Lewis and Harris

Watery clues to porridge-making 4,000 years ago


P?ossible evidence of porridge-making in the Western Isles 4,000 years ago has been found on pottery recovered from the bottom of lochs.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cv2e8z444q2o
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th September 2022ce

Knockiveagh (Cairn(s))

Press Concerning Knock Iveagh Campaign


A Google docs page with photos and various links about the campaign to preserve the Konckiveagh landscape:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/124XnYyWdP9JpmO0qur9bbDrhPWb2g0PrncdLggkamGk/edit
ryaner Posted by ryaner
6th September 2022ce

Ness of Brodgar (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

New discoveries at Orkney's Ness of Brodgar Neolithic site


Whale bones and some of the UK's oldest steps are among new finds unveiled at the famous Ness of Brodgar Neolithic settlement in Orkney.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-62594500
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
19th August 2022ce

Spain (Country)

Huge megalithic complex of more than 500 standing stones discovered in Spain


Archaeologists says prehistoric site in Huelva province could be one of largest of its kind in Europe

A huge megalithic complex of more than 500 standing stones has been discovered in southern Spain that could be one of the largest in Europe, archaeologists have said.

The stones were discovered on a plot of land in Huelva, a province flanking the southernmost part of Spain’s border with Portugal, near the Guadiana River.

Spanning about 600 hectares (1,500 acres), the land had been earmarked for an avocado plantation. Before granting the permit the regional authorities requested a survey in light of the site’s possible archaeological significance. The survey revealed the presence of the stones.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/aug/18/megalithic-complex-standing-stones-discovered-spain?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
ryaner Posted by ryaner
19th August 2022ce

Stithians Cupmarked Stones (Cup Marked Stone)

Dry weather exposes treasures below Stithians Reservoir


Low water levels have uncovered prehistoric treasures beneath a Cornish reservoir.

A collection of cup-marked stones are among the artefacts to have emerged at Stithians Reservoir near Falmouth.

There is also evidence of medieval farmsteads and modern pottery on the shoreline that is usually under water.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-62222719
texlahoma Posted by texlahoma
14th August 2022ce

Smoo Cave (Cave / Rock Shelter)

Rare tiny creatures uncovered in Highland caves


Rare microscopic crustaceans have been discovered in two caves in the Highlands.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cn03zjql1jro
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11th August 2022ce

Knowe Of Swandro (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

Race to save Iron Age settlement in Orkney from the sea


Archaeologists in Orkney are in a race against time to excavate an Iron Age roundhouse before it is lost to the sea.

Video Report : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-62408106
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
5th August 2022ce

Aikey Brae (Stone Circle)

Outrage after north-east stone circle damaged by fire


Visitors to Aikey Brae Stone Circle, near Old Deer, discovered the remains of a fire on the grounds this week.

Pictures from the area show burned logs and a large fire mark in the centre of the circle.

P&J Link Report.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
25th July 2022ce

Moray

Romans may have destroyed Moray metal-working site


Archaeologists are investigating a "fascinating and unusual" site in Moray

Metal-working is thought to have been done at Lochinver Quarry from the Bronze Age through the Iron Age.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cw41ll3dw12o
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd July 2022ce
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