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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.

More info :

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/mystery-of-prehistoric-skeleton-found-by-farmer-close-to-skara-brae-on-orkney-3140939

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.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56106312

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.

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/nostalgia/2894185/north-east-archaeological-group-wins-national-award-after-bringing-the-past-to-life-in-deeside/

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

More info :

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/feb/14/astonishing-dig-reveals-domestic-life-in-the-iron-age

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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-55995799

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

More info :

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9246025/Archaeologists-discovered-Neolithic-settlement-near-Skara-Brae.html

Stonehenge and its Environs

Archaeologists unearth bronze age graves at Stonehenge tunnel site


Exclusive: experts also find neolithic pottery and mysterious C-shaped enclosure at A303 excavation site

More info :

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/feb/04/archaeologist-unearth-bronze-age-graves-stonehenge-a303-tunnel-site

Arran

New Stone Age: Discovery of massive island ritual site


The spectacular feature in the landscape is likely to have drawn people from all over a Scottish island around 5,000 years ago for ritual and ceremony.

More info :

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/new-stone-age-discovery-massive-island-ritual-site-3105420?amp

Castell Henllys (Hillfort)

Plastic waste found by archaeologists at Pembrokeshire hill-fort


It was not what archaeologists at an ancient Welsh hill-fort expected to find - a mountain of plastic.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55573129

Ousdale Burn (Broch)

Caithness Iron Age stone tower conserved


Conservation work has been completed on an Iron Age drystone tower that was damaged by Victorian archaeologists.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-55230814

Highland (Mainland)

'Benefits' of roadworks to archaeology reviewed


The potential benefits to archaeology of road building projects is being reviewed by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-55144499

Na Dromannan (Stone Circle)

Tour a lost stone circle on the Isle of Lewis that has not been seen for 4,000 years


It was lost to layers of peat over thousands of years with the ancient site hidden from view.

More info :

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/tour-lost-stone-circle-isle-lewis-has-not-been-seen-4000-years-3040292

Upper Scalloway (Broch)

A 'van load' of artefacts taken from Pictish-era site on Shetland


The earlier excavation found remains of an Iron Age Village which centred round a broch, or a large stone tower, which was probably built between 400-200BC.

More info :

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/van-load-artefacts-taken-pictish-era-site-shetland-3025449

Meikle Kenny (Stone Row / Alignment)

Cupar farmer who denies damaging ancient Angus stone circles to face trial next year


The trial of a Fife farmer accused of damaging nationally important standing stones on an ancient Angus site has been delayed into next year.

More info :

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/angus-mearns/1700617/cupar-farmer-who-denies-damaging-ancient-angus-stone-circles-to-face-trial-next-year/?fbclid=IwAR17eA4zvfG3aeqoSahFH40q1sPzODlqDiHlYPeXOCsY0TUEvwsFGAByn-o

Fife farmer, 80, to face trial accused of carving path through ancient Angus standing stones site


What an ar*sh*le

An 80-year-old Fife farmer has denied damaging standing stones in a nationally important Neolithic or Bronze Age Angus site by carving a path through it for tree-clearing works.

More info :

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/angus-mearns/1191097/fife-farmer-80-to-face-trial-accused-of-carving-path-through-ancient-angus-standing-stones-site/

Arbor Low (Circle henge)

Outrage as ancient stone circle in Peak District defaced by vandals


People have been left outraged after part of one of a historic monument in the Peak District was defaced.

More info :

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/outrage-ancient-stone-circle-peak-4498472

Easter Aquhorthies (Stone Circle)

VIDEO: Aberdeenshire musicians take inspiration from ancient standing stones


An Aberdeenshire orchestra is performing as a group once more, with some perfectly-spaced ancient standing stones helping to keep them safely apart.

More info :

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/2462026/aberdeenshire-musicians-take-inspiration-and-socially-distant-spacings-from-ancient-standing-stones-near-inverurie/

Scottish Borders

Detectorist 'shaking with happiness' after Bronze Age find


A metal detectorist was left "shaking with happiness" after discovering a hoard of Bronze Age artefacts in the Scottish Borders.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-53714864

Emain Macha (Henge)

Navan Fort: Researchers believe 'huge' religious structures found


Research teams believe they have found evidence of "absolutely huge" religious structures at Navan Fort outside Armagh city.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53415251?fbclid=IwAR25N9DBo-NSZDXIQwc2v8IafokWGTSqAN5LSb5OfmV1401Uz11dspG6omg

Bryn Celli Ddu (Chambered Cairn)

Minecraft: Lockdown lesson recreates ancient island tomb


Take an archaeologist, a bored schoolgirl living through coronavirus lockdown, and a shared interest in exploring ancient tombs.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53239650
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