Stone Pages with BAJR and Past Horizons presents the long running archaeology based podcast with the latest archaeology news, mainly related to prehistory, megalithic monuments and discoveries.
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Ancient palace begins to be uncovered in Turkey 6,000 years of occupation in Alsace Dig reveals secrets of prehistoric Cambridge Donkey sanctuary threatens Bronze Age sites in Ireland Study solves a 3,000-year-old mystery with pollen Arminghall Henge in space and time Preparing for death in Bronze Age Scotland Fire setting at Stone Age Norwegian quarries Spear points raise questions about human arrival in North America
Lead ingots recovered from ancient shipwrecks have low radioactivity levels and are therefore ideal for use in particle physics. The recent use of ingots by scientists from the CDMS dark matter detection project in Minnesota (USA) and the CUORE neutrino observatory at the Gran Sasso Laboratory in Italy has prompted two researchers to express concern about both the destruction of artefacts for the purposes of scientific research and the trading of cultural heritage.
Durham University archaeologists have found the remains of a least 18 bodies at a dig on the City’s World Heritage Site, clear evidence of a mass burial
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Durham University archaeologists have found the remains of many more human bodies at a dig on the City’s World Heritage Site, providing clear evidence of a centuries-old mass grave. The number of bodies found has risen from four to 18.
Experts first thought they had uncovered remains of Durham Cathedral’s medieval cemetery, whose boundaries may have extended further than the present day burial site.
Artefacts found in PNG could shed light on Pacific ancient history ABC Online Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of several artefacts in Papua New Guinea made from volcanic black glass, which could be up to 6,000 years old.
In the winter of AD 872-873 a Viking army made camp at Torksey in Lincolnshire. Dawn Hadley and Julian D Richards are leading a new project to investigate life in those winter quarters, and to discover what happened after the Norsemen moved on.
A brief, understated entry in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for the year 872 records that ‘Her nam se here wintersetle æt Turcesige’. Written in Old English, the 9th-century annal is generally translated as ‘Here the army took winter quarters at Turc’s island’. The army in question was a massive Viking war band that had been plundering England for seven years, while the location of their winter camp is modern Torksey, on the River Trent, 13km northwest of Lincoln. Despite this guide, the precise location of the camp defied detection for many years. Now, fresh survey is shedding light on how a Viking army whiled away the winter months, and even the development of Early Medieval urbanism.
Multiple tombs lay hidden in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, where royalty were buried more than 3,000 years ago, await discovery, say researchers working on the most extensive exploration of the area in nearly a century.
MSN Malaysia News Archaeologist: Still hope for razed Lembah Bujang temple The Malay Mail Online Pictures by K.E.OoiKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Armed with blueprints from historical texts and research papers, an archaeological expert believes it possible...
UNESCO Adds Azerbaijani Horse Game To 'Intangible Heritage' List RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty WATCH: The UN's cultural and educational organization, UNESCO, meets on December 2-7 to grant special designation to examples of intangible cultural...
Excavations at Kanie (Mazovia Voivodeship) in Poland have uncovered the second largest centre of iron production in this area, dating back 2000 years.
Finds that were of greatest interest to the archaeologists were a timber well of unusual design, a number of bloomery furnaces for smelting iron and according to the researchers, the site fits well into the pattern of other known ironworks settlements located in the Błonie Plains.