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A hoard of 16th and 17th century children's toys | Irish Archaeology

A hoard of 16th and 17th century children's toys | Irish Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A most delightful archaeological find: an entire hoard of 16th and 17th century children’s toys, found at Market Harborough parish church, England

 

In the course of my research of VikingAge woodcraft, I somewhat unexpectedly turned up information about a most delightful archaeological find: an entire hoard of children’s toys, found at Market Harborough parish church, England[i]. A charming stash of the everyday playthings of sixteenth or seventeenth century children, the hoard throws a rare spotlight on the material culture of children in the archaeological record.

 

The hoard was revealed when construction workers unblocked an old disused stairwell at the church and discovered that the space had been stashed with over 200 toys. Staff at Harborough Museum dated the collection to the late Tudor and early Stuart era (1570-1630).

 

The hoard was comprised of street toys, specifically 117 objects known as tipcats, 89 spinning tops, thirteen sap whistles, six knucklebones, seven balls, five whip handles, two possible teetotums (a kind of spinning top) and eight wooden cylinder objects that were also thought to be toys. The finds were made mainly from wood – willow, ash, hazel, alder and fruitwoods, cut straight from the hedgerows or out of a carpenter’s workshop – with some bone, clay, leather and fabric also used.

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Neolithic necropolis contains twenty monumental tombs

Neolithic necropolis contains twenty monumental tombs | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A site at Fleury-sur-Orne in northwestern France, has revealed an important Middle Neolithic (4500 BC) necropolis containing twenty monuments
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3,300-year-old 'Titanic of the Med' gives invaluable clues to Mideast's past - Archaeology

3,300-year-old 'Titanic of the Med' gives invaluable clues to Mideast's past - Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Uluburun Shipwreck is at the center of a study of five wrecks by Tel Aviv University's Yuval Goren. Where did the Ulubrun come from? And where was it headed?
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Szkielet, wiadro i czarka - kolejne znaleziska w Weklicach

Szkielet, wiadro i czarka - kolejne znaleziska w Weklicach | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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Between the rails in Montpellier

Between the rails in Montpellier | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
As part of the construction of a new tram line in Montpellier, southern France, archaeologists were able to uncover fragments of the medieval past
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3,000-Year-Old Golden Bowl Hides a Grisly Archaeological Tale

3,000-Year-Old Golden Bowl Hides a Grisly Archaeological Tale | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A famous golden bowl discovered in Iran may have been crushed in the ruins of an Iron Age citadel as enemy soldiers plunged to their deaths while trying to run off with looted treasures, according to a new interpretation.
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Archaeologists believe they have found dungeons that held Dracula

Archaeologists believe they have found dungeons that held Dracula | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered a secret tunnel, storage rooms, a military shelter, and two dungeons during restoration work on Tokat Castle, where Vlad III the Impaler, who served as the insp (RT @ancientorigins: Archaeologists believe they...
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Dig deep to go on course to learn all about archaeology - Sheffield Telegraph

Dig deep to go on course to learn all about archaeology - Sheffield Telegraph | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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Time Team fans can find out more about archaeology with a course at Experience Barnsley's Discovery Centre.
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Tracing changes in Nile Valley ecology over 6000 years

Tracing changes in Nile Valley ecology over 6000 years | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Ancient Egyptian artworks help scientists reconstruct how animal communities changed as climate became drier and human populations grew
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USA archaeological find downtown ‘totally unexpected’ - Lagniappe

USA archaeological find downtown ‘totally unexpected’ - Lagniappe | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The archaeology program at the University of South Alabama partners with the Alabama Department of Transportation to – literally – uncover forgotten secrets of Mobile’s history. As per federal regulation, ALDOT teamed up with USA archaeologists to recently explore an area near the west entrance to the Wallace Tunnel on I-10, where ALDOT hopes to …
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Evidence for Copper Age settlement in Central Spain

Evidence for Copper Age settlement in Central Spain | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Researchers have uncovered the remains of a previously unknown Copper Age settlement in the central Spanish region of Azután
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Great Pyramids! Egyptian Monuments Spotted From Space - NBC News

Great Pyramids! Egyptian Monuments Spotted From Space - NBC News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
For more than three months, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman has been chronicling subjects ranging from auroral lights to spaceship departures, and on Friday it w...
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ISIS’ Antiquities Sideline

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Amid the mayhem of war, the trade in looted antiquities is thriving, and ISIS is careful to take its cut.
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Silk Relics Cleaned and Studied in Milan - Archaeology Magazine

Silk Relics Cleaned and Studied in Milan - Archaeology Magazine | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Topix > Silk Relics Cleaned and Studied in Milan: Archaeologist Sabine Schrenk of the University of Bonn, and ... http://t.co/6R10tz3BIR
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Time Team Reports | Wessex Archaeology

Time Team Reports | Wessex Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Wessex Archaeology have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Rochester and Edinburgh. We are one of the UK's largest heritage practices.
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Time Team reports produced by Wessex Archaeology will be listed here as they become available.

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Rubicon Photo of the Week: The Glamorous Life of An Archaeologist

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Rubicon Photo of the Week: The Glamorous Life of An Archaeologist http://t.co/hNTO3oZyai
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Week 11: Sue Greaney

Here are my choices for Desert Island archaeology books - you can tell I'm hoping that it'll be quite some time before I'm rescued and have to face the real world again! Mark Edmonds - Ancestral Ge...
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Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities

Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The youths of Ancient Messene once trained at this Doric stadium, which cost more than $3 million to restore. Its one of the most impressive and popular ancient sites in Greece, in part thanks to an infusion of private funds.
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4,000-year-old pelt found in princess grave reveals bears roamed Dartmoor, England

4,000-year-old pelt found in princess grave reveals bears roamed Dartmoor, England | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A 4,000-year-old fur pelt found in an ancient burial chamber belonging to a Bronze Age princess has revealed that brown bears once roamed Dartmoor, England, according to a BBC report.
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The amber jewelry from the Baltic shows that the grave was high status but the bear pelt is proof that bears lived in the area.

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Nunavut archaeology team finds Franklin-era ship's artefact - Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut archaeology team finds Franklin-era ship's artefact - Nunatsiaq News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Nunatsiaq News Nunavut archaeology team finds Franklin-era ship's artefact Nunatsiaq News A Government of Nunavut archaeology team claimed the first discovery from this year's massive search for the remains of the 1845-46 Franklin Expedition to the...
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Archaeology: 9th century Baths found at Bulgaria's Pliska - The Sofia Globe

Archaeology: 9th century Baths found at Bulgaria's Pliska - The Sofia Globe | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Sofia Globe Archaeology: 9th century Baths found at Bulgaria's Pliska The Sofia Globe Archaeologists working at the site of Pliska, once the capital of the First Bulgarian Kingdom, have uncovered a luxurious royal baths that they believe date...
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Analysing Jawoyn rock-art in Arnhem Land

Analysing Jawoyn rock-art in Arnhem Land | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Researchers are working with archaeologists, anthropologists and the Northern Territory's Jawoyn community to chemically analyse ancient rock art and uncover its secrets
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Danish archaeologists find Viking Age ring fortress

Danish archaeologists find Viking Age ring fortress | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered traces of a massive Viking fortress built with heavy timbers and earthen embankments in Denmark
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Archaeology: 2014 finds in Bulgaria include Roman statues, pottery workshop ... - The Sofia Globe

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From silk tunics to relics: Development of early relic worship

From silk tunics to relics: Development of early relic worship | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists working with restorers are preserving and studying 4th-century tunics ascribed to St. Ambrose. In the course of examining these valuable silk garments, they have made surprising scholarly discoveries regarding the development of early relic worship.
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A 'feel-good occupation' at site of dig in Gatineau - Ottawa Citizen

A 'feel-good occupation' at site of dig in Gatineau - Ottawa Citizen | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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Aboriginal protesters set up a mini-settlement of two teepees off Rue Jacques-Cartier, near the intersection of the Ottawa and Gatineau rivers.
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