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Cirencester Roman grave is 'history changing' ~ Roman News and Archeology

Cirencester Roman grave is 'history changing' ~ Roman News and Archeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Excavations in Cirencester have unearthed one of the earliest burial sites ever found in Roman Britain.

 

The dig at the former Bridges Garage on Tetbury Road has uncovered over 40 burials and four cremations.

 

Experts say it is the largest archaeological find in the town since the 1970s.

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Bronze Age burial urn returns home

Bronze Age burial urn returns home | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A surprise discovery The Bronze Age burial urn, with cremated remains were found in Clinton Lane during routine archaeological evaluations of foundation trenches being dug for a small housing devel...
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three Iron Age enclosures interpreted in Trust report

three Iron Age enclosures interpreted in Trust report | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The large excavation was conducted  in 2011 and had been subdivided it into eleven sites (A-K), the report has had to wait for the specialist reports in order to be completed. Most of the barrack b...
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BaRAS investigate a Methodist-run ragged school and soup kitchen

BaRAS investigate a Methodist-run ragged school and soup kitchen | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The site was photographically recorded by Tracey Smith prior to its conversion into flats, which retained the the important external features of this unlisted Victorian building. Initially the Plan...
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The North Roe Felsite Project

The North Roe Felsite Project | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The project’s first report (published 2014) introduced the project in general terms (aims and methodologies), and the following reports will present the results of work carried out in the field, mu...
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Small Arrows (pack of 5)

Small Arrows (pack of 5) | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Pack of 5 small black and white plastic arrows (6cm long), ideal for indoor or outdoor photography.
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An innovative method of documenting shipwrecks

An innovative method of documenting shipwrecks | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Three shipwrecks lying in the Gulf of Gdańsk have been documented in 3D. This innovative method allows underwater archaeologists to work effectively even with minimal visibility.
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UK DETECTOR NET's curator insight, January 28, 3:50 AM

Fascinating !!

SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, January 29, 10:22 AM

Love how new technology is giving us a greater reach to see things which were unavailable before.

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Exeter Roman Baths excavation plans

Exeter Roman Baths excavation plans | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Roman Baths that lay hidden near Exeter Cathedral for nearly two thousand years could be excavated and opened to the public.
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Aerial archaeology film - Is There An Archaeologist Onboard

Aerial archaeology film - Is There An Archaeologist Onboard | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
“Is There An Archaeologist Onboard” is a short film introducing the viewer to one of the most important methods of discovering the past. Archaeologist Prof. Wlodek Rączkowski and pilot-archaeologis...
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An 'ancient' treatise no older than 1904 - The Hindu

An 'ancient' treatise no older than 1904 - The Hindu | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Aircraft based on drawings and text of Vyamanika Shastra cannot fly...
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Archaeologists believe they have found the tomb of an unknown Egyptian queen

Archaeologists believe they have found the tomb of an unknown Egyptian queen | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
During autumn 2014, Czech archaeologists exploring a tomb which forms part of a small cemetery to the southeast of the funerary complex of King Raneferef, believe they have found the burial place of his wife.
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Loch Torridon Fieldschool

Loch Torridon Fieldschool | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Loch Torridon is set in one of Scotland's most spectacular landscapes. A total of 14 early prehistoric sites, findspots and shell middens have been recorded here so far. We aim to increase that wit...
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Headland unearth a potential jousting casualty at Hereford Cathedral

Headland unearth a potential jousting casualty at Hereford Cathedral | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A detailed study The detailed osteological study of over 700 individuals from excavations undertaken between 2009–2011 produced exciting glimpses into life, disease, accident and injury from the No...
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England’s Medieval immigrants

England’s Medieval immigrants | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded the three-year project directed by Professor Mark Ormrod, of the University of York’s Centre for Medieval Studies, who headed a team of resear...
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Bedlam burials - 5000 names identified

Bedlam burials - 5000 names identified | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Crossrail-led research identifies names and backgrounds of over 5,000 people buried in the infamous Bedlam burial ground A notorious criminal murdered by the mob; political activists and plague vic...
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UK DETECTOR NET's curator insight, February 17, 11:10 AM

Amazing research !!

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New Research into Pictish Painted Pebbles

New Research into Pictish Painted Pebbles | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The presumed emblematic value of quartz in prehistory may have been important in portable material culture; one suggestion is that the small decorated pebbles may have been used as charm-stones. Pa...
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New web resource detailing 1,000 years of the English language launched

New web resource detailing 1,000 years of the English language launched | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Historical Thesaurus of English is the only online resource to make every word from the last 1,000 years and its meaning available to the public and fully searchable.
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Mammoth populations were decimated by humans 30,000 years ago

Mammoth populations were decimated by humans 30,000 years ago | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Tübingen and the Senckenberg Nature Research Society say hunting by humans appears to have significantly cut mammoth populations in western Europe around 30,000 y...
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William Roy's 'Military Antiquities of the Romans in North Britain' (1793) Online

William Roy's 'Military Antiquities of the Romans in North Britain' (1793) Online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
One of the earliest detailed descriptions of Roman antiquities in Scotland, with 51 map plates and 174 pages of supporting text. This website is a complete electronic facsimile of the original. Man...
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Roman Architecture online course

Roman Architecture online course | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
While architectural developments in Rome, Pompeii, and Central Italy are highlighted, the course also provides a survey of sites and structures in
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Lambayeque to invest US$ 1.71 million to archaeology - Peru this Week

Lambayeque to invest US$ 1.71 million to archaeology - Peru this Week | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The region has 11 archaeological sites full of mystery and beauty.
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A tantalising mystery: The story behind the huge Anglo-Saxon coin hoard found in Buckinghamshire | Culture24

A tantalising mystery: The story behind the huge Anglo-Saxon coin hoard found in Buckinghamshire | Culture24 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
National media coverage has suggested a Middle Age coin hoard, found in Buckinghamshire just before Christmas, could be worth £1 million. Ros Tyrrell, the county's in-demand archaeologist, hopes that could be wide of the mark.
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Secular to Sacred: The Story of the Lacock Cup

Secular to Sacred: The Story of the Lacock Cup | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Salisbury Museum in Wiltshire (south England), announces a new temporary exhibition to run from 31st January until Monday 4th May 2015.
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