Archaeologists are set to explore an enigmatic moat close to a church in a remote corner of north west Sutherland in Scotland, hoping to find evidence of early Christian practice.
The excavation at Inchnadamph will begin on 18 February. The local community history society, Historic Assynt, hopes that excavation of the ancient moated enclosed area will help to explain the origins of perplexing fragments of a stone cross found at the site.
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The Sheffield Office has recently undertaken excavation and recording of the site of the former Moorgate Mill in Blackburn, adjacent to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Excavation and documentary research revealed numerous phases of rebuilding, renovation and extension in the development of the mill from its construction in the 1830s, through fires in 1869, 1886 and 1925, to its recent demolition. Artefacts recovered from the investigations, predominantly pottery, ceramics, glass and CBM, appear to relate to the use of the site as a spinning and weaving mill from the 1840s through to the late 1920s.
Some places associated with the ancient past have a special aura, a hint of the Otherworld.
In Scotland, two places that really stand out are Doon Hill near Aberfoyle and the famous Callanish stones on the Isle of Lewis.Now Senchus ( the writer of the website on Early medieval Europe) adds Dunino Den in Fife.
Elizabeth Sutherland in A Guide to the Pictish Stones described it as ‘a magical place’, so they were curious to see what she meant by that.
The visit left them in agreement with her description.
A RARE Anglo-Saxon brooch unearthed in Oxfordshire has gone on show in Banbury.
The piece of jewellery was found in West Hanney in 2009, has been loaned to the Banbury Museum until April 27 by Oxfordshire County Council’s museum service.
The brooch, which dates from the 7th century, was discovered during a metal-detecting rally in West Hanney, near Wantage, in 2009, and an excavation then revealed the skeleton of a woman aged about 25 and two small pots.
Cherwell District Council deputy leader George Reynolds said: “We’re very lucky to be able to put this artefact on display at Banbury Museum.
Archaeologists have long debated how farming spread into Europe; the first agrarian societies appeared in the 7th millennium BCE, attested by one of the earliest farming sites of Europe, discovered in Vashtëmi in southern Albania
A fragment of lower jaw recovered from a Serbian cave has now been dated as the oldest hominin ancestor found in this part of Europe. The fossil was dated to between 397,000 and 525,000 years old, a time when distinctly Neanderthal traits began to appear in Europe. The evolution of these traits was strongly influenced by periodic isolation of groups of individuals, caused by glacial episodes.
The Penn Museum offered an alternative approach to Valentine’s Day on Tuesday with a lecture entitled “Fifty Shades of Pompeii.”
“The museum asked me to speak about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ as seen through the lens of Greece and Rome,” began C. Brian Rose, professor of classical archaeology and curator-in-charge of the Mediterranean Section of the Penn Museum. “And that’s what I’m prepared to do. Although I should say right at the outset, I never read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’”
In a landmark essay in Die Tonkunst, Professor Robert Whitehouse Eshbach of the University of New Hampshire describes the struggle to save the house that Charles Ives built, a struggle that provoked international attention ...
The illegal trade in ancient artifacts is thriving, and pre-Colombian relics from Mexico are among the prized items.
“Like almost like any crime, it’s really the same -- it’s profit,” said Tim Stone, Resident Agent in Charge of the Homeland Security Investigations office in Alpine. HSI is the investigative arm of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Archaeological theft is so profitable, drug smugglers along this remote stretch of border use the same routes to smuggle artifacts into the country.
Archeologists have shed stunning new light on the extinct Beothuk nation of Newfoundland, revealing through a study of carved pendants unearthed from coastal burial sites that the ill-fated people — who had inhabited the region for at least 1,000 ...
Exclusively for British Archaeology magazine, Jimmy Adcock, archaeological geophysicist at GSB Prospection Ltd, describes the extraordinary new results from ... (Roman fort at Brancaster: MALA MIRA Ground Penetrating Radar data in motion.
According to reports coming out of Peru, detailed in a report from the AFP, archaeologists have unearthed a previously undiscovered temple at the famous El Paraiso site, located not far from Lima, the capital city.
In 1926-27, the British archeologist Leonard Woolley, while excavating in the royal tombs of Sumer (modern Iraq), discovered four game boards and a number of playing pieces.
The tombs were in the city of Ur (in red on the map on the left), once the capital of Sumer about 2500 B.C., and the legendary home of the Biblical Abraham. This area is in the "fertile crescent", south of Baghdad and Babylon. There are many references to Woolley's discovery, complete with a number of colorful photographs such as the one below. Woolley's finds are now held by the British Museum.
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