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Rare Bronze Age spearhead discovered intact in Jersey

A rare and complete metal spearhead dating back thousands of years to the Bronze Age has gone on display in Jersey after being found on the island.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
1st March 2021ce

West Mainland

Mystery of prehistoric skeleton found by farmer close to Skara Brae on Orkney

A well-preserved skeleton which could be more than 4,000 years old has been found by a farmer close to Skara Brae on Orkney.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th February 2021ce

Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham (Region)

Hundreds of stone age tools found on Denbighshire housing site

An archaeological dig at a site earmarked for housing has uncovered more than 300 stone age tools and artefacts.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
19th February 2021ce

Houstry Broch (South)


Images and fieldnotes for this broch, which is actually called 'Minera', can be viewed on TMA's dedicated Minera page.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
14th February 2021ce

Aberdeenshire (County)

North-east archaeological group wins national award after bringing the past to life in Deeside

There are no whips or sable fedora hats among the men, women and children who search for ancient artefacts across Aberdeenshire.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th February 2021ce

Wittenham Clumps and Castle Hill (Hillfort)

‘Astonishing’ dig reveals domestic life in the iron age

A large settlement, a Roman villa and many household objects are among the discoveries at an ancient site in Oxfordshire

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th February 2021ce

Stonehenge (Circle henge)

Stonehenge: Did the stone circle originally stand in Wales?

One of Britain's biggest and oldest stone circles has been found in Wales - and could be the original building blocks of Stonehenge.

Archaeologists uncovered the remains of the Waun Mawn site in Pembrokeshire's Preseli Hills.

They believe the stones could have been dismantled and rebuilt 150 miles (240 km) away on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.

The discovery was made during filming for BBC Two's Stonehenge: The Lost Circle Revealed.

The Welsh circle, believed to be the third biggest in Britain, has a diameter of 360ft (110m), the same as the ditch that encloses Stonehenge, and both are aligned on the midsummer solstice sunrise.

And one of the bluestones at Stonehenge has an unusual cross-section which matches one of the holes left at Waun Mawn, suggesting the monolith began its life as part of the stone circle in the Preseli Hills before being moved.

And was Kammer the first to recognise this?
moss Posted by moss
12th February 2021ce

St. Kilda

Evidence St Kilda was inhabited 2,000 years ago

Scotland's remote St Kilda archipelago was inhabited as long as 2,000 years ago, according to archaeologists.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11th February 2021ce

West Mainland

Archaeologists have discovered a Neolithic settlement 'on par' with the world famous Skara Brae

A 5,000-year-old settlement has been discovered in the Bay of Skaill, Orkney
It could rival the world famous Skara Brae and give new insights into ancient life
It was found after coastal erosion unearthed animal bones and a carved stone
The site is already under serious risk from climate change and rising sea levels

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11th February 2021ce

Avebury & the Marlborough Downs (Region)

Man thrown down steep bank after altercation with off-road drivers in Wiltshire

Rogue 4x4 drivers a hazard at Avebury again.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident, which took place on a byway near Avebury.
At around 3.30pm on Sunday January 24 a man in his 50s - out walking with his family - was verbally and physically assaulted by another man belonging to a group of off-road drivers.
Following an altercation with the group, the victim was thrown down a steep bank and forced into a puddle; both he and his family were then verbally abused by members of the group. Fortunately, the victim was not seriously injured. The assault took place on the top of the byway which runs from Avebury Trusloe to the trees by Windmill Hill. Police are now hunting for a man they believe is responsible. He is described as white, in his mid-late 20s, 5ft 10ins tall, of heavy build with light brown hair, a goatee beard and moustache.
It's believed he was driving a Land Rover with customised wheels. There were other vehicles involved, some of which did not have registrations plates. However, police believe that one of the registration plates contained the numbers 141 and letters BRM. PC Angela Holden said: "Despite the remote location we are asking if anyone out for a walk or run in this part of rural Wiltshire heard or saw anything suspicious during this afternoon.
"Perhaps you saw a convoy of off-road vehicles in the area or recognise the descriptions given.
"Please contact us on 101, quoting crime reference number 54210008149, if you can help."

You can also report anonymously via Crime
stoppers on 0800 555 111.
tjj Posted by tjj
5th February 2021ce
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