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Cambridgeshire
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The Icknield Way Ancient Trackway
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Kent
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London
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Oxfordshire
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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

Know Your Place!


Know Your Place project puts three more counties on the map

Announcing the launch of Know Your Place in Wiltshire, Bath & NE Somerset and Gloucestershire

www.kypwest.org... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
24th October 2016ce

South-West World Heritage Sites join forces for interactive sustainable transport map


For those who enjoy playing with maps and sustainable transport.......


Four of the South-West's most breathtaking nature areas, including the famous Jurrasic Coast, are hoping to make travel to the heritage sites easier than ever with a new website... continues...
moss Posted by moss
8th January 2010ce

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The Wessex Hillforts Project


The Wessex Hillforts Project is an extensive survey of hillforts in central southern England.

The book is compiled by Andrew Payne, Mark Corney and Barry Cunliff and is available in paperback ISBN: 9781873592854.

The publication is now available to download free in PDF format from English Heritage. See above.
Chance Posted by Chance
11th January 2012ce

Latest posts for Southern England

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Cerne Abbas Giant (Hill Figure) — News

Cerne Abbas Giant: Snails show chalk hill figure 'not prehistoric'


Snails have shown an ancient naked figure sculpted into a chalk hillside is unlikely to be prehistoric as hoped, archaeologists have said.

Tests of soil samples extracted from Dorset's Cerne Abbas Giant to determine its exact age have been delayed by the coronavirus epidemic.

They are not due until later in the year.

However, land snail shells found in the samples suggest it may date to medieval times, separate tests have found.

More: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-53313064
ryaner Posted by ryaner
8th July 2020ce

The Rollright Stones (Stone Circle) — Links

Taylor and Francis Online


The Rollright Stones and their Folklore, by Arthur J Evans. From Folklore v6, 1895.

More folklore and etymological speculation about the stones than anyone can handle.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st July 2020ce

The Hoar Stone (Chambered Tomb) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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1st July 2020ce

Througham (Long Barrow) — Miscellaneous

Witts, in his 'Archaeological Handbook of the County of Gloucester' (1883) says:
It is 100 feet long, its greatest width being 50 feet, and height five feet; its direction is east and west, the highest portion being towards the east.

The mound was cut in two about fifty years ago to make room for a cottage and some pigstyes; the latter now occupy the centre of the barrow! During the excavation one human skeleton was found. Probably this is the only instance in the county of a prehistoric burial place being turned into a pigstye!
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st July 2020ce

Pole's Wood South (Long Barrow) — Links

The British Museum


A little pottery vessel found at the east end of the barrow. It's only about 10cm across. Check out the variety of impressions made to decorate it.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st July 2020ce

Pole's Wood South (Long Barrow) — Images

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1st July 2020ce

Eyford (Long Barrow) — Links

The British Museum


The lovely flat shale bead found in the long barrow at Eyford. I love a nice shale bead. Imagine how nice it would feel in your hand.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st July 2020ce

Twizzle Stone Long Barrow — Miscellaneous

Not really tea-time viewing, but I've posted a photo of an apparently 'trephinated' skull found in a long barrow at Bisley (perhaps this very barrow... it's a bit confusing). It was found by Dr. W. H. Paine from Stroud, in 1863. We read: "this is only a partial trephination, the operation having been abandoned either on account of the death of the patient or an unwillingness on the part of the priest-doctor to proceed with it." How about the unwillingness of the patient?! This 1923 paper by Thomas Parry even has some photos showing his (patientless) experiments into how it might have been done. A fascinating and ghastly subject to ponder on. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st July 2020ce

Twizzle Stone Long Barrow — Images

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1st July 2020ce

Stonehenge and its Environs — News

Stonehenge: Neolithic monument found near sacred site


Archaeologists have discovered a ring of prehistoric shafts, dug thousands of years ago near Stonehenge.

Fieldwork has revealed evidence of a 1.2 mile (2km) wide circle of large shafts measuring more than 10m in diameter and 5m in depth.

They surround the ancient settlement of Durrington Walls, two miles (3km) from Stonehenge.

Tests suggest the ground works are Neolithic and were excavated more than 4,500 years ago.

Experts believe the 20 or more shafts may have served as a boundary to a sacred area connected to the henge.

A team of academics from the universities of St Andrews, Birmingham, Warwick, Glasgow and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David worked on the project

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-53132567

https://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue55/4/index.html
moss Posted by moss
22nd June 2020ce
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