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Duns Law (Hillfort)

Duns Law finally gives up its Beaker burial ground.


Human remains and seven earthen vessels dating back to the Bronze Age Beaker settlers were uncovered by Scottish Water at Duns Law.

More info :

http://www.berwickshirenews.co.uk/news/local-headlines/duns-law-finally-gives-up-its-beaker-burial-ground-1-2923376

Jutland (Region)

Stone Age Hunters Liked Their Carbs.


Analyses of Stone Age settlements reveal that the hunters were healthy and would gladly eat anything they got their hands on, including carbohydrates - contrary to the modern definition of Paleolithic, or Stone Age diet.

More info :-

http://www.sciencenordic.com/stone-age-hunters-liked-their-carbs

News

Oldest Prehistoric Town Found - Bulgaria


Sofia - archaeologists in eastern Bulgaria say they have unearthed the largest prehistoric town ever found in Europe.

More info :-

http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Oldest-prehistoric-town-found-20121031

Low Hauxley (Cairn(s))

Race Against Time To Save Bronze Age Artefacts


The extensive sand dunes of Druridge Bay on the Northumberland coast are a veritable of Britain's history, from the Ice Age to to day.

Archaeologists say there is a danger of the natural world losing tangible evidence of it's history.

More info :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-20137243

Highland (Mainland)

Ancient Sauna Unearthed In Assynt


Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of what they believe to be a Bronze Age bathing site or sauna.

More info :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-19976653

Stonehenge (Stone Circle)

Revealed: Early Bronze Age Carvings Suggest Stonehenge Was a Huge Art Gallery


From The Independent 12/10/2012

A detailed laser scan of the entire monument has discovered 72 previously unknown Early Bronze Age carvings chipped into 5 of the giant stones.

More info :

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/revealed-early-bronze-age-carvings-suggest-stonehenge-was-a-huge-prehistoric-art-gallery.8202812.html

Yorkshire

New Walking Trail of Ilkley Moor's Rock Art


The Friends of Ilkley Moor have launched a Cup and Ring Stone GPS (global positioning system) trail so that owners of GPS systems, including the latest mobile phones, can find them.

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/main-section/uncovered-secrets-of-ilkley-moor-s-rock-art-1-4925780

Spain (Country)

Oldest Map In Western Europe


We all rely on maps, be they the sat nav in your car or a traditional A-Z, and archaeologists have found that our ancestors were no different.

More info :

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1204539/Oldest-map-western-Europe-engraved-14-000-year-old-chunk-rock.html


(knowing my luck I'd still get lost!!!!!!!)

Callanish and its Environs

Olympic Torch


They needed more than one attempt to light it. Nice pic tho.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18387026

Argyll and Bute (Mainland)

Archaeologists In Oban Discover Bronze Age Was Height Of Cool


They had fridges, state of art heating systems and possibly even access to a sauna.

More info :

http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-news/top-stories/arcaheologists-in-oban-discover-bronze-age-was-height-of-coll-1-2335347

Kent

Bronze Age Boat Replica Fails To Float


The band was ready, the champagne was on hand then........

More info :

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/east_kent_mercury/news/2012/may/12/bronze_age_boat_replica_fails.aspx

Orkney

Painting A Picture Of Scapa Flow, 10,000 Years Ago


A map of how Orkney looked 10,000 years ago is beginning to paint a picture of how the islands appeared to the first settlers who came here at the end of the last Ice Age.

More info :

http://www.orkneyjar.com/archaeology/2012/05/18/painting-a-picture-of-scapa-flow-10000-years-ago/

Chauvet Cave (Cave / Rock Shelter)

Rock Analysis Suggests France Cave Art Is 'Oldest'


The oldest footprints of modern day man are seen in the Chauvet cave discovered in 1994. Experts have long debated whether the sophisticated animal drawings are in the oldest of their kind in the world.

More info :

http://www.phys.org/news/2012-05-analysis-france-cave-art-oldest.html

Hambledon (Hillfort)

How Stone Age Man Invented The Art Of Raving


New scientific techniques reveal how large tribal gatherings swept Neolithic Britain.

More info :

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/may/13/scientists-stone-age-boom-festivals

Jutland (Region)

Organic Tools Found In Stone Age Camp


Sensational new archaeological find reveals paddles and bow in an underwater Stone Age settlement.

More info : http://sciencenordic.com/organic-tools-found-stone-age-camp

Scotland (Country)

RCAHMS Review Update (April)


News for the Scots to think about.

http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/news/rcahms-review-update-april

Perth and Kinross

Archaeologists Uncover Graves Of National Significance Near Meigle


Archaeologists have discovered a historic site of national significance beneath the sandy soil of rural Perthshire.

More info :

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Pertshire/article/22297/archaeologists-uncover-graves-of-national-significance-near-meigle.html

Isle of Skye

Skye Cave Find Western Europe's 'earliest string instrument'


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-17537147

Östergötland County (E)

Skulls On Stakes In Sweden Date To Mesolithic


Archaeological excavations in 2009-2011 at Kanaljorden in the town of Motala, Ostergotland in Central Sweden unearthed a great Mesolithic site with ceremonial depositions of human crania in a former lake.

More info :

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2012/skulls-on-stakes-in-sweden-date-to-the-mesolithic

Italy (Country)

Ancient Iceman 'Had Brown Eyes'


New clues have emerged in what could be described as the world's oldest murder case: that of Ozeti the "Iceman", whose 5,300 year old body was discovered in the Italian Alps in 1991.

More info :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17191398
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