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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

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

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

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

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

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

Neolithic buildings in Orkney see light of day again


Archaeologists have reopened a major ancient settlement in Orkney after Covid-19 stopped work on the site for three years.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-62068094

Dunadd (Sacred Hill)

Metal detectorists admit taking item from Iron Age Dunadd Fort


Two men have been sentenced for illegal metal detecting at the capital of an ancient Scottish kingdom.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-61923527

Curriestanes (Cursus)

Dumfries care home near Neolithic site faces refusal


Plans for a care home near a Neolithic ritual monument site are being recommended for refusal.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-61879555

Lewis and Harris

Dig uncovers human life on Scots isle 3,000 years earlier than thought


Items found during an archaeological dig near Stornoway have revealed people lived there thousands of years earlier than previously thought.

More info :

https://news.stv.tv/highlands-islands/archaelogical-dig-project-in-stornoway-reveals-humans-lived-there-3000-years-earlier-than-thought

Carmarthenshire (County)

Treasure find of Bronze Age axes and spears from 1,000 BC


A Bronze Age hoard of axes, spear and bracelet fragments dating back to about 1,000 BC have been declared treasure.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-61632636

Stonehenge (Circle henge)

Stonehenge Neolithic builders 'feasted' on raw cow guts


The prehistoric tribes that built Stonehenge likely "feasted" on the raw organs of cattle, scientists believe.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-61520581

Carn Liath (Broch)

Police investigate damage to prized Iron Age broch as stones removed to build cairn


Police are investigating damage to one of Scotland’s most important prehistoric houses, which is more than 2,000 years old, after stones were reportedly removed from the remaining structure and used to build a cairn nearby.

More info :

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/police-investigate-damage-to-prized-iron-age-broch-as-stones-removed-to-build-cairn-3686905

Machrie Moor (Stone Circle)

Graffiti carved on ancient Machrie Moor standing stones


Graffiti carved on ancient standing stones on the island of Arran is a heritage crime, Historic Environment Scotland has said.

Sadly more info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-61397820

Gloucestershire

Iron Age coins found in 1990s declared treasure trove


A hoard of 17 Iron Age coins has been declared treasure trove by a coroner.

More Info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-61348636

Cambridgeshire

Flag Fen Iron Age roundhouse building work is under way


Work is under way on 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-61322631

Eildon Hills

Archaeologists dig into Eildon hillfort's secrets


Some of the country's leading archaeologists have spent the week on top of one of the south of Scotland's most iconic hills.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-61258228

Highland (Mainland)

Search for hunter-gatherer sites high in the Cairngorms


A new project has been set up to help uncover ancient hunter-gatherer sites high in the Cairngorm mountains.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-60755710

New Caithness broch will reach 50 feet and follow plans devised in 600BC


If Ken McElroy gets his way, a very unusual feature will soon be added to the wild Caithness landscape at the northern edge of mainland Britain. He plans to re-create a 50ft-high iron age “skyscraper”, known as a broch, one of the most intriguing and mysterious types of building ever constructed in the British Isles.

More info : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/feb/20/new-caithness-broch-will-reach-50-feet-and-follow-plans-devised-in-600bc

London

The 5,000-year-old human bone found in the River Thames


As he went out for a row one morning on the River Thames in London, graphic designer Simon Hunt came across a rather unexpected find.

More info : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-60348707

East Yorkshire

Ancient sculpture is ‘most important prehistoric art find in UK for century’


5,000-year-old chalk drum decorated with motifs was discovered in Yorkshire alongside burial of three children

More info :

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/feb/10/ancient-sculpture-is-most-important-prehistoric-art-find-in-uk-for-century
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