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Aveline's Hole (Cave / Rock Shelter)

Earliest Cemetery Dated


A cave in the Mendip Hills in southwest England has been revealed as the earliest scientifically dated cemetery in Britain.

The age of the cemetery makes it an important European site
The site at Aveline's Hole, near Burrington Combe, contained human bone fragments that have now been confirmed to be between roughly 10,200 and 10,400 years old.

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Seabed Mapping


Detailed mapping of the sea bed beneath the Channel and North Sea should reveal signs of human habitation when the land bridge to Europe was intact. Go to: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,1596,1046445,00.html

Northumberland (County)

Underwater Site Discovered


It is claimed that Britain's first underwater "Stoneage" site has been discovered. Go to: http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=scienceNews&storyID=3425828

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Digging into the Brain


Archaeology of social inter-reaction etc. New study.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3095018.stm

German statue - 30,000 years old?


Looks Egyptian to me! Not a British find but worth a look.
Go to http://www.nature.com/nsu/030901/030901-6.html

Rock art discovered in East Anglia - its modern!


Interviewed on BBC Regional Television this evening, a Newage bargee admitted that he had carved the rock with a labyrinth, runes and a dragon. Mixing Viking runes with Bronze Age spirals caused the local archaeologist to comment that it was very unusual to find the two together. With no intent to fool anyone, the sculptor just wanted to do it. A photograph shows him working on the rock some time ago.

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