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Jersey — News

Ice Age engravings found at Jersey archaeological site

"A dig in Jersey has yielded a stash of hunter-gatherer artefacts from the end of the last Ice Age, including stone pieces criss-crossed by carved lines."

Avebury (Stone Circle) — News

Road near Avebury stone circle recommended for closure

Old news I know.

A road near Avebury stones in Wiltshire could be permanently closed to protect the World Heritage Site (WHS).

Dartmoor — News

First stone circle for over a century is discovered on Dartmoor

THE first stone circle for more than a century has been discovered on Dartmoor.

The set – at least 4,000 years old – is the highest circle in southern England and the second-largest on Dartmoor.

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Derbyshire — News

Dovedale Roman and Iron Age coins to go on show at Buxton Museum

A hoard of 2,000-year-old coins found in a cave in the Peak District have gone on public display.

Avebury (Stone Circle) — News

Avebury circle 'had more stones'

Evidence has emerged that one of Avebury's Neolithic stone circles originally had one more stone than previously thought.

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Dartmoor — News

Brown bears 'roamed Dartmoor'

A fur pelt found in an ancient burial chamber suggests that bears once roamed Dartmoor, it has been claimed.

West Kennett (Long Barrow) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Stonehenge (Stone Circle) — News

Summer solstice: How the Stonehenge battles faded

An interesting read for those who weren't there and a previous 'lively' topic for discussion on TMA.

Happisburgh — News

Earliest footprints outside Africa discovered in Norfolk

Scientists have discovered the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa, on the Norfolk Coast in the East of England.

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Surrey — News

Ancient site hope after airborne scanner used in Surrey archaeological survey near Haslemere may have revealed an ancient hill fort and burial mound.

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Scientists have shed light on what ancient Europeans looked like

Genetic tests reveal that a hunter-gatherer who lived 7,000 years ago had the unusual combination of dark skin and hair and blue eyes.

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Carn Meini (Rocky Outcrop) — News

Another piece in Stonehenge rock source puzzle

Research to be published this month may bring us a step closer to understanding how bluestones from Pembrokeshire ended up at Stonehenge.

(I wasn't sure whether this should go under Stonehenge or not)

Stonehenge and its Environs — News

New Devizes galleries celebrate Stonehenge’s gold rush

HUNDREDS of treasures from the golden age of Stonehenge went on permanent display this week for the first time.

Worth a visit I think.

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Ancient pathway uncovered during works at Stonehenge

An ancient ceremonial pathway linking Stonehenge and the nearby River Avon has been unearthed during work to close the road alongside the monument.

Stonehenge bone display endorsed by English Heritage governors

A proposal to display human remains at Stonehenge has been endorsed by English Heritage governors, despite a druid's legal challenge.

Flag Fen (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — News

Flag Fen Bronze Age boats older than was first thought

Another update on Flag Fen:

Eight Bronze Age boats discovered in a deep Cambridgeshire quarry are much older than it was first thought, carbon-dating research has revealed.

Devon — News

Ipplepen Iron Age settlement 'one of most significant' finds

An Iron Age settlement unearthed in Devon has been described as one of the most important finds of its kind.

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Stonehenge and its Environs — News

New Stonehenge tourist attraction planned in Wiltshire

Plans have been unveiled for another Stonehenge stone circle to be built in Wiltshire using different-coloured stones from around the world.

Stonehenge road closes permanently

Work to permanently close a main road running alongside Stonehenge has started.

The Long Man of Wilmington (Hill Figure) — News

Long Man of Wilmington to get scout restoration

A 235ft (72m) chalk carving cut into the hillside near Eastbourne in East Sussex is to be restored by scouts.

Stonehenge and its Environs — News

Druid calls for fake human remains to be displayed at Stonehenge

A druid leader is calling for fake, rather than real, human remains to be put on display at Stonehenge.

Old Sarum (Hillfort) — News

Neolithic huts built at Old Sarum by English Heritage

Three Neolithic-style huts have been built at Old Sarum to learn more about how the builders of Stonehenge lived:-

Stonehenge (Stone Circle) — News

Chance to tour Stonehenge visitor centre

THE new Stonehenge visitor centre is taking shape, and Wiltshire residents are being invited to take a tour of the site at Airman’s Corner


Making of Europe unlocked by DNA

DNA sequenced from nearly 40 ancient skeletons has shed light on the complex prehistoric events that shaped modern European populations.


Stonehenge (Stone Circle) — News

Stonehenge builders travelled from far, say researchers

Thousands of people came from across Britain to help build Stonehenge, experts investigating the origins of the monument have said.


The Ridgeway (Ancient Trackway) — Links

Race To The Stones

Take on the epic challenge of 100km on foot along the oldest path in Britain

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