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Moncreiffe Hill (Hillfort)

Archaeologists Hoping To Scrape Their Way To Moncreiffe Hill's Ancient Secrets


Painstaking excavations of one of Tayside's greatest Iron Age seats of power have been carried on Moncreiffe Hill.

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/perth-kinross/archaeologists-hoping-to-scrape-their-way-to-moncreiffe-hill-s-ancient-secrets-1.554790

Perth and Kinross

Neolithic Stone Puts Spotlight On Perthshire Glen's Ancient History


An ancient relic that shines a light on Neolithic life has been discovered in a picturesque reserve in Highland Perthshire.

More info :

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/perth-kinross/neolithic-stone-puts-spotlight-on-perthshire-glen-s-ancient-history-1.134366

White Caterthun (Hillfort)

Video - Student Takes To The Skies To Recreate Ancient Past Of Angus


An early Angus settlement has been recreated after 2,000 years by a Dundee art student.

More info and video :

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/angus-the-mearns/video-student-takes-to-the-skies-to-recreate-ancient-past-of-angus-1.642732

Ravelrig (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

Palisaded Settlement and Iron Age roundhouse reveal story etc


Roundhouse and settlement show shadows of late Bronze Age and Iron Age communities.

More info :

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art509767-palisaded-settlement-and-iron-age-roundhouse-reveal-story-of-prehistoric-scottish-communities

Aberdeenshire

4,000 Year Old Pottery Found In Dyce


What you find when making a car park.

http://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/local/4-000-year-pottery-found-at-planned-aberdeen-car-park-1.404612

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
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