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Dunnottar Castle (Cliff Fort)

Plans revealed for Dunnottar Castle visitor centre Published1 hour ago


Plans have been announced for a new visitor centre at Dunnottar Castle, near Stonehaven.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-58804765

Penchrise Pen (Hillfort)

Hill fort site turbines scheme looks set for extension


A council is being advised to approve a request to extend the operational life of a wind farm near an ancient hill fort site in the Borders.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c9z0njgp7ygo

South Yorkshire

Details of rare bronze age coffin found in golf course pond revealed


Size of telephone box, coffin thought to be 4,000 years old and includes well-preserved axe among remains

More info :

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/10/rare-bronze-age-coffin-found-golf-course-pond-axe

Dinas Dinlle (Cliff Fort)

Iron Age hillfort is being lost to the sea in Gwynedd


Archaeologists have returned to the site of an ancient Welsh hillfort in a bid to uncover more of its secrets before being lost to the sea.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58477909

Burn Of Swartigill (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

Unique Iron Age structure is further uncovered near Thrumster


The community dig at Swartigill on the Thrumster Estate is under way again and volunteers can help uncover this very unique Iron Age structure.

More info :

https://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/news/pictures-unique-iron-age-structure-is-further-uncovered-nea-250022/

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

Call for help moving 500 old tyres to protect Neolithic site


Islanders are being asked to help move 500 tyres to protect a 5,000-year-old prehistoric site.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cn6nyz25x2jo

Perth and Kinross

Fire-hit Crannog Centre given £51,000 cash boost


A Perthshire tourist attraction, devastated by fire in June, has been given £51,000 towards its recovery.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-58063280

Penchrise Pen (Hillfort)

Hawick hill fort site wind farm seeks longer lifespan


A bid has been lodged to extend the operational life of a wind farm near an ancient hill fort site in the Borders.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-57818810

Orkney

Archaeologists concerned over Orkney decomposing tape hunt


Musician Erland Cooper has released a new album each year for the past three years - inspired by the history and landscape of Orkney.

More info : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-57729921

Broxmouth (Hillfort)

Iron age people were emotionally attached to objects, research shows


Dilemma of finding it hard to part with ‘problematic stuff’ we no longer need could date back more than 2,000 years

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https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jun/22/iron-age-people-emotionally-attached-objects-researcher

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

Prehistoric pottery fingerprints 'left by two men'


Archaeologists believe fingerprints left on a piece of Neolithic pottery belonged to two young men.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-57440206

Dorset

Dorset power cable scheme uncovers 6,000 years of history


A project to remove electricity pylons from a protected landscape has led to archaeological discoveries dating back 6,000 years.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-57411051

West Mainland

Neolithic grind stone ‘older than Skara Brae’ ploughed up


The 200kg quernstone was uncovered by Chris Gee near Saverock, St Ola, earlier this month.

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https://news.stv.tv/highlands-islands/neolithic-grind-stone-older-than-skara-brae-ploughed-up?noq

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

Fingerprint from 5,000 years ago found in Orkney


A fingerprint left on a clay vessel made by a potter 5,000 years ago has been found in Orkney.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-56858268

Scotland (Country)

'Exciting' Stone Age discoveries in the Cairngorms


New research has uncovered rare evidence of people living in Scotland's mountains after the end of the last Ice Age.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-56661834

Dunragit (Cursus)

Massive ancient ceremonial site 'on par with Salisbury Plain' discovered in Scotland


A massive ceremonial site where people gathered almost 6,000 years ago is believed to have been discovered in the south west of Scotland.

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https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/massive-ancient-ceremonial-site-on-par-with-salisbury-plain-discovered-in-scotland-3180278

Stonehenge and its Environs

'Give Stonehenge back': Calls for ancient stone circle to be returned to Wales


A tourism boss has called for Stonehenge to be returned to Wales - so it can become an attraction for millions of visitors.

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https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2021-03-10/give-stonehenge-back-calls-for-ancient-stone-circle-to-be-returned-to-wales

Jersey

Rare Bronze Age spearhead discovered intact in Jersey


A rare and complete metal spearhead dating back thousands of years to the Bronze Age has gone on display in Jersey after being found on the island.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-56195939

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
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