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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

Spain (Country)

Drought Uncovers ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ Hidden Underwater For Decades


In 1963, the Spanish government under Francisco Franco built the Valdecañas Reservoir, which brought water and electricity to underdeveloped parts of western Spain. However, the creation of the reservoir flooded some inhabited areas as well as large stone (megalithic) monuments. After 50 years of being submerged, one of these ancient monuments—the Dolmen of Guadalperal—has resurfaced due to dry, hot conditions in 2019.

More information at https://allthatsinteresting.com/dolmen-de-guadalperal.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
19th September 2019ce

France (Country)

Neanderthal footprints found in France offer snapshot of their lives


Scientists find 257 prints that were preserved in wind-driven sand 80,000 years ago

Scientists have found hundreds of perfectly preserved footprints, providing evidence that Neanderthals walked the Normandy coast in France.
The prints suggest a group of 10-13 individuals, mostly children and adolescents, were on the shoreline 80,000 years ago.
Neanderthals, the closest evolutionary cousins to present-day humans and primates, have long been thought to have lived in social groups, but details have been hard to establish.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/sep/10/neanderthal-footprints-found-in-france-offer-snapshot-of-their-lives?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
ryaner Posted by ryaner
11th September 2019ce

Dun Olavat (Stone Fort / Dun)

Artificial islands in Scotland date back to 3700BC, scientists discover


Mysterious man-made islets found in lochs on Scotland’s remote Outer Hebridean islands may be thousands of years older than previously realised, a study has revealed.

More info :

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/scotland-islands-crannogs-neolithic-history-pots-outer-hebrides-a8956006.html
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th September 2019ce

Highland (Mainland)

Stone Age hunter-gather camp found at Berriedale Braes


Work to improve a notorious hairpin bend on the A9 in the Highlands has revealed the site of a hunter-gatherers' camp.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49495139
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
30th August 2019ce

Mither Tap (Hillfort)

Pictish occupation of Aberdeenshire hill fort confirmed


Pictish occupation of a fort on a well-known hill in Aberdeenshire has been confirmed by archaeologists.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-49434133
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th August 2019ce
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