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Knocknarea (Cairn(s))

Conservation plan required for cairn of Queen Maeve atop Knocknarea


A meeting of Sligo County Council has heard there is an incredible amount of damage being done to one of the most significant historic monuments in the country, the stone cairn over Queen Maeve’s grave on the summit of Knocknarea.

Sinn Fein Councillor Chris MacManus says a small number of people climb on top of the cairn while Fine Gael Councillor Sinead Maguire says people can be seen coming down the mountain carrying rocks from the cairn.

A local resident in the area also told Ocean FM News recently that some people have been digging up quartz stones from around the base of the cairn.

More (including a short poscast): https://www.oceanfm.ie/2019/11/12/conservation-plan-required-for-cairn-of-queen-maeve/?fbclid=IwAR1a2nXG8r302c0nimDg6CjVi-rTSgn2ZOhumlnKeEYZfIlfPttgmVOE-xA
ryaner Posted by ryaner
13th November 2019ce

The Rollright Stones (Stone Circle)

Rollright Stones road widening plan criticised


should make parking and crossing the road interesting for visitors. :(

More here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-50391077?fbclid=IwAR1I-NYFLXPihYnw2F5URZczt01T4OcHD4VlUeK6nIcdve72YwyoiJuSYyg
scubi63 Posted by scubi63
13th November 2019ce

Dun Torcuill (Broch)

North Uist Iron Age site damage investigated by police


Police are investigating a reported unauthorised excavation at an Iron Age site in the Western Isles.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-50374336
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13th November 2019ce

South Ronaldsay

Whale bone DNA gives new clues to Iron Age Orkney life


When they first unearthed the container near a broch at South Ronaldsay, archaeologists knew it was a hollowed out whale vertebra.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-50308033
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
6th November 2019ce

Battle Hill (Cairn(s))

Archaeologists return to Aberdeenshire woodland to dig into region’s prehistory


Archaeologists have returned to an Aberdeenshire woodland to uncover further secrets and shed light on what life was like for north-east peoples thousands of years ago.

More info :

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/1816669/archaeologists-return-to-aberdeenshire-woodland-to-dig-into-regions-prehistory/
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
5th November 2019ce

Boyne Valley Complex

Archaeologists say they've discovered what could be Neolithic log boats near Newgrange


The river bed of the Boyne is being searched by archaeologists.

ARCHAEOLOGISTS HAVE IDENTIFIED what could be Neolithic log boats as well as boulders, perhaps intended to be used in the building of Newgrange or Knowth, in the river bed of the Boyne, near to the famous monuments.

More: https://jrnl.ie/4878107
ryaner Posted by ryaner
4th November 2019ce

Southern England

London Treasure - Havering


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7595797/Huge-Bronze-Age-treasure-hoard-dating-3-000-years-offering-gods.html
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
21st October 2019ce

Highland (Mainland)

Orkney link to Pictish man buried in Highland cave


His genetics were found to be most similar to other Iron Age individuals from the Knowe of Skea in Westray in Orkney.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-50095632
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
19th October 2019ce

Loch Vaa (Crannog)

Cairngorms loch dropped to lowest level in '750 years'


The water level of a Highlands loch likely dropped to its lowest in at least 750 years in May this year, according to archaeologists.

Info about the crannog :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-50067632
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17th October 2019ce

Orkney

Plan revealed for a ‘Neolithic Landscapes of the Dead’ chambered tomb trail on Orkney


A £60,000 research project is to be undertaken to create a ‘Neolithic Landscapes of the Dead’ chambered tomb trail in Orkney.

More info :

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/islands/1848067/plan-revealed-for-a-neolithic-landscapes-of-the-dead-chambered-tomb-trail-in-orkney/
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
25th September 2019ce
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