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Project plans to map out a major part of Doggerland

On the Guardian web site today.

Bronze Age Cist discovered near Wooler

Human remains thought to date back 4,000 years have been discovered during building work at the Tankerville Arms Hotel in Wooler.

Contained human remains in crouched position but no artefacts reported at this time.

More data and photos at link below

Read more at:

Oldest Human DNA - from the β€œPit of the Bones,” in Spain

Nice article on this at the link below. 400,000 years old the DNA (in Spain) has close links to later samples taken from Siberia.

Norway (Country)

Iron Age clothing uncovered in Norway

Melting ice in Norway has revealed an Iron Age tunic.
Amazing preservation.

Great photo on BBC web site.


Oldest North American Stone Art Discovered

Dated to between 10,200 and 14,800 years ago...

Some pictures at:

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

Neolithic stone discovered at Ness of Brodgar

"An intricately-inscribed stone described as potentially the finest example of Neolithic art found in the UK for several decades has been found in Orkney.

Archaeologists working at the Ness of Brodgar excavations made the discovery....."

BBC News Link

Site Dig Link at

County Clare

6,000 year old Tsunami in Ireland?

Archeologists have uncovered evidence of pre-farming people living in the Burren more than 6,000 years ago β€” one of the oldest habitations ever unearthed in Ireland.

Radiocarbon dating of a shellfish midden on Fanore Beach in north Clare have revealed it to be at least 6,000 years old β€” hundreds of years older than the nearby Poulnabrone dolmen........


Bronze Age Must Farm Site near Peteborough - Site Update

Nice update and article with some cracking photos of some of the finds

Newgrange (Passage Grave)

Search for 2nd Passage at Newgrange

Newgrange may have a second passage, and it too could be aligned with a solstice event.

Check out link below for more info:

Spain (Country)

Plans to open rock art caves at Altamira to the public?

Article at New Scientist covers the potential risk to the rock art paintings here if the caves are opened to the public to help local tourism.

Lincolnshire and Humberside

2,000 year old salting site found at Willow Tree Fen

BBC report on a dig at Willow Tree Fen, near Bourne in Lincolnshire.

Nice video and more details at:


Forteviot (Henge)

Forteviot site - seat of a Celtic Cheiftan?

Very good article from the local paper on the dig at Forteviot.


Planned Iron Age town near Reading - BBC report

More "news teasers" from the BBC for Digging for Britain - but looks like the series will be worth watching.

This one covers a planned Iron Age settlement near Reading.

Beccles Causeway

BBC report on new Causeway near the Beccles Iron Age Causeway

"The site, excavated in June, may have been part of a route across the River Waveney and surrounding wetland at Geldeston in Norfolk..."


Bright coloured decorations found on Iron Age interior walls

Archaeologists in Saxony Anhalt have discovered a 2,600 year old wall painted in bright patterns. It reveals that Iron Age houses were not the drab constructions they were once thought to be.

Full details - with photo at:

Highland (Mainland)

Human remains found at Caithness Iron Age broch site

BBC News report of this find at Thrumster, near Wick.


Prehistoric islands built up from middens?

I know it's way out of the normal geographical focus of TMA but there's an interesting article on how Pre-historic midden dumps may have grown to become larger "islands" in the Florida everglades.

I wonder if they will find evidence of "Crannogs" as they dig down more?

Marden Henge (and Hatfield Barrow)

Marden Henge excavation uncovers 4,500yo "Ceremonial Building"

Article on the dig here at


Complete Neolithic Pot found in Didcot

Archaeologists working on a housing development in Oxfordshire claim to have found one of the oldest complete pots in the country (5,500 years old).

Nice photo at


Museum offers public chance to handle prehistoric axes

The Nottinghamshire public are being offered a rare opportunity to handle a 75,000-year-old axe and other ancient artefacts at a local museum.

The University of Nottingham Museum of Archaeology is putting on a Prehistory Day on 23 February 2011, in conjunction with the BBC's Hands On History.

Full details at:
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Based in Argyll but spend a lot of time in Northumberland I've always been interested in things Iron Age and earlier.

I now have the time to combine this interest with walking and taking photos so I hope to add content where I can.

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