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History-of-Things
08-09-2012, 11:56 AM
Postmedieval Archaeology at Melford Hall (http://www.suffolkfreepress.co.uk/news/latest-news/long-melford-dig-uncovers-a-couple-of-gems-1-4138433)

Medieval Mass Graves in East London a Result of Climate Catastrophe, not Plague (http://www.london24.com/news/volcano_caused_mass_deaths_in_london_s_east_end_sa ys_museum_1_1473328)

Modern Day Soldiers Unearth Ancient Anglo-Saxon Warrior in Salisbury Plain (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/06/soldiers-archaeology-somerset-discovery-afghanistan?newsfeed=true)

Doubts Raised over Monmouth "Bronze Age Long House" (http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/monmouthshire/monmouthshire_news/9860383.Doubts_raised_over_Monmouth____Bronze_age_ ___house/)

Ongoing Postmedieval Archaeology in Edinburgh (http://www.scotsman.com/news/cowgate-discoveries-unearth-edinburgh-s-hidden-history-1-2455638)

Early Medieval Stronghold Excavated in Galloway (http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/07/2012/discovery-of-early-medieval-royal-stronghold-in-southwest-scotland)

History-of-Things
08-11-2012, 05:28 PM
Complete Roman Altar Found on Maryport Dig Site (http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/roman-altar-found-on-maryport-dig-site-1.984138?referrerPath=news/)

Viking Impact on Orkney Could be More Gradual and Less Violent Than Previously Thought (http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/vicious-vikings-were-not-as-horrible-as-history-suggests-1-2462450)

History-of-Things
08-15-2012, 03:27 PM
Dig Begins on Roman Site in Caistor St. Edmund, Norfolk (http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/dig_will_get_under_the_surface_of_norfolk_s_roman_ past_1_1480177)

Edward VII's Difficult Childhood Revealed by Recently Released Letters (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2186847/Queen-Victoria-Letters-released-Palace-reveal-Edward-VII-driven-life-debauchery.html)

Roman Mosaic Floor Unearthed in York (http://www.heritagedaily.com/2012/08/romain-remains-unearthed-by-yorkshire-water/)

St. Donnan's Monastery on the Isle of Eigg Excavated (http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/monastery-where-christian-saint-was-martyred-is-uncovered-on-eigg-1-2465868)

History-of-Things
08-19-2012, 04:59 PM
17th Century Englishwomen Engaged in Legal Fights With Men and Won (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814130059.htm)

Excavation Reveals Roman Influence on Indigenous Iron Age Community in Devon (http://phys.org/news/2012-08-archaeological-devon-unearths-roman.html)

Medieval Village of Studmarsh Apparently Unearthed in Herefordshire (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-19304965)

Reassertion that the "Great House" Excavated in Monmouth is Bronze Age (http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/9875226.Monmouth_site_is_Bronze_Age____archaeologi st_in_row_with_minister/)

More Discoveries from Roman Maryport (http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/08/2012/maryport-dig-reveals-more-about-life-on-the-roman-frontier)

Another on More Discoveries from Roman Maryport (http://www.culture24.org.uk/history%20&%20heritage/archaeology/art397097)

History-of-Things
08-22-2012, 03:38 PM
Roman Curse Scroll Found in Kent (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19267181)

Finds at Beddington Park Dig (http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/9883175.Archaeological_dig_unearths_rare_Beddingto n_find/)

Bronze Age Incised Pottery Sherd Found on Isles of Scilly Could Be Britain's First Depiction of a Boat (http://www.culture24.org.uk/history%20%26%20heritage/archaeology/art397577)

Wreck of Wine Merchant Ship from Circa 1300 Found Off Isles of Scilly (http://www.scillytoday.com/2012/08/21/wreck-is-confirmed-as-highly-significant/)

Artifacts from Prehistory to Roman Period on Display at Nottinghamshire's Mons Pool Site (http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Historic-finds-ancient-settlement-Nottinghamshire/story-16733225-detail/story.html)

Excavation Yields Major Viking Finds on South Uist (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-19283604)

History-of-Things
09-01-2012, 02:26 PM
Why the White Cliffs of Dover Are So Important to the British (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19343382)

Shakespeare's "Dark Lady" Muse Could be London Prostitute (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2194176/Dark-Lady-Shakespeares-sonnets-finally-revealed-London-prostitute-called-Lucy-Negro.html)

New Technology Helps Reveal What Dickens Crossed Out (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9458154/Charles-Dickenss-lost-jottings-to-be-uncovered.html)

Archaeologists Unearth Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Artifacts at Polesworth Abbey (http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-news/2012/08/31/anglo-saxon-treasures-uncovered-at-polesworth-abbey-dig-65233-31723827/)

Current Excavations at Somerset's Great Hillfort of Ham Hill (http://phys.org/news/2012-08-iron-age-hillfort-reveals-secrets.html)

Archaeologists to Search Ancient Welsh Burial Site (http://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/115663/archaeologists-in-quest-to-unearth-mysteries-of-past.aspx)

Historical Scotland Introduces Virtual Tour of Orkney's Maeshowe (http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/news/chamber-of-secrets-historic-scotland-launches-virtual-tour-of-maeshowe.htm)

Archaeologists Unearth Third Bronze Age Figurine on Orkney (http://www.culture24.org.uk/history%20%26%20heritage/archaeology/art398551)

Historic Millwheel Find Near Creeslough, Donegal (http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/news/local/ancient-millwheel-discovery-near-creeslough-1-4084597)

History-of-Things
09-05-2012, 03:08 PM
British Museum Explores Historical Use of Trees in Binding Agents and Waterproofing (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18323677)

Science Daily on the "Richard III" Excavations (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120905083901.htm)

Rome's Forgotten Outpost in Angus (http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2012/surveying-romes-forgotten-frontier)

New Evidence of Early Medieval Monastery in Donegal (http://www.independent.ie/national-news/find-hints-at-early-medieval-monastery-3217257.html)

History-of-Things
09-08-2012, 03:18 PM
Study of Medieval British Remains Reveals People Living After the Black Death Lived Significantly Longer than those Before (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120905134826.htm)

Archaeologists Uncover Victorian Train Factory in Gorton (http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1588262_pictured-archaeologists-uncover-victorian-train-factory-in-gorton)

Waltz Composed for Victoria's Visit to Salford Revived (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/the-northerner/2012/sep/08/queen-victoria-prince-albert-polka-salfrod-great-exhibition?newsfeed=true)

History-of-Things
09-13-2012, 02:47 PM
Dig at Caistor St. Edmund Near Norwich Transforms Understanding of Roman and Anglo-Saxon Settlement (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-19569526)

Medieval Cemetery Excavated on Ipswich Waterfront (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-19507960)

Neolithic Ritual Enclosure Uncovered in Bishop's Stotford (http://www.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/News/Bishops-Stortford/Archaeologists-uncover-remains-of-Stortford-henge-11092012.htm)

Neolthic Ritual Enclosure Also Uncovered in North Downs (http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/2012/september/8/henge.aspx)

When Stonehenge was Built, Herding Predominated (http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/343984/title/Herders%2C_not_farmers%2C_built_Stonehenge)

Rare Silver Boar Badge to Stay in York (http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/9924851.Rare_silver_badge_to_stay_in_York/)

Romans and Caledonians Went to the Pub Together (http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/ale-caesar-romans-and-caledonian-tribes-went-to-pub-together-1-2514282)

Oldest Message in a Bottle Found Off Shetland (http://news.discovery.com/history/oldest-message-in-bottle-120906.html)

History-of-Things
09-17-2012, 03:42 PM
Emergency Excavations Near Sidmouth (http://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/news/big_dig_on_sidmouth_hill_before_cliff_erodes_1_151 7077)

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

Excavations of Remarkable Roman Villa in North Yorkshire (http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/2012/09/14/exclusive-amazing-photos-and-video-of-roman-villa-found-in-loftus-84229-31833646/)

Excavations at Kirkhope Tower Reveal Traces of 16th Century Borders Life (http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/lifestyle/life/archaeologists-hunt-for-a-window-on-the-1540s-at-kirkhope-tower-excavation-1-2522120)

History-of-Things
09-24-2012, 04:52 PM
Archaeological Explorations in Northampton Town Centre (http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/royal-plate-is-found-beneath-former-car-park-1-4285621)

Medieval Newport Ship Originated in Basque Country (http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2012-09-22/medieval-ship-discovered-in-newport-originated-in-basque-country/)

Archaeologists to Look for Lost Bishop's Palace in Ancrum (http://www.heritagedaily.com/2012/09/archaeologists-to-look-for-lost-bishops-palace-in-ancrum/)

Mysterious Human Remains Unearthed in Edinburgh Garden (http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/latest-news/grim-find-as-skeletons-are-unearthed-in-city-garden-1-2543605)

Archaeological Explorations Seek Battle of Bannockburn (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/archaeology/9552291/Archaeologists-dig-to-find-site-of-Battle-of-Bannockburn.html)

History-of-Things
09-27-2012, 11:27 AM
Cleaning of Edward the Confessor's Westminster Abbey Tomb Allows Peak Under Carpeting that Usually Covers It (http://www.todaysthv.com/news/article/228026/288/Westminster-Abbey-staff-clean-floor-around-Edward-the-Confessors-tomb)

Laser Survey Reveals Iron Age and Medieval Use of Pembrokeshire's Skokholm Island (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-19698024)

More on Hebrides Mix-and-Match Reassembled Human Remains (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9559815/Mystery-of-Britains-Franken-mummies.html)

Scientists Study 170 Year-Old Irish Potatoes to Help Understand the Famine (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-19671809)

History-of-Things
10-03-2012, 04:42 PM
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Youthful Voyage to the Arctic (http://news.yahoo.com/whale-tale-sir-arthur-conan-doyles-arctic-adventure-134259633.html)

English Heritage Opens RFP to Build Neolithic Houses at Stonehenge (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-19797815)

Search for Medieval Priory Near Oxford's Kassam Stadium (http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/9961347.Project_exposes_dark_past_of_city_building s/)

Documents Found Revealing Hitler's Plan to Invade Neutral Ireland (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2208860/Top-secret-dossier-uncovered-containing-detailed-maps-postcards-Hitlers-plan-invade-neutral-Ireland.html)

History-of-Things
10-08-2012, 03:09 PM
Probable Traces of Bronze Age Transport Route Found in Plumstead (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-19834203)
More on this (http://londonist.com/2012/10/bronze-age-remains-found-in-plumstead.php)

More than 500 Skeletons Unearthed at Elephant and Castle (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-19825878)

Human Remains Probably Associated with Roman Farmstead Found in Notts (http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/A453-dig-builds-picture-Notts-Roman-landscape/story-17045306-detail/story.html)

History-of-Things
10-14-2012, 02:49 PM
Another Bronze Age Hoard Found in Jersey
http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/2012/10/10/second-ancient-treasure-hoard-found/

Excavations at a Bronze and Iron Age Site in Kent
http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Treasures-Iron-Age/story-17068118-detail/story.html

Laser Scan Reveals Many Ancient Carvings on Stonehenge
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/revealed-early-bronze-age-carvings-suggest-stonehenge-was-a-huge-prehistoric-art-gallery-8202812.html

Laser Scan Reveals Stonehenge was Also Shiny when New
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/oct/09/stonehenge-digital-laser-3d-survey?newsfeed=true

A Summary of Recent Stonehenge News
http://news.discovery.com/history/stonehenge-two-explanations-121012.html

A Small Early Bronze Age Find in Oxfordshire
http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/yourtown/oxford/9977642.Dig_team_uncovers_4_000_year_old_artefact/

Roman Ruins Found Under Cadbury Chocolate Plant
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Roman-ruins-chocolate-factory/story-17064714-detail/story.html

Tenant Sought for Britain's Southernmost Farm (in Cornwall)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-19804246

Winston Churchill's Cigar Bills and Draft War Speeches Put Online
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/9601740/Winston-Churchills-cigar-bills-and-draft-war-speeches-put-online.html

Current Popular Interest in the First World War
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9602114/The-First-World-War-the-war-that-changed-us-all.html

History-of-Things
10-18-2012, 02:55 PM
Scientists Turn Advance Neutron Techniques To Answering a Question about the Mary Rose's Munitions
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/10/2012/modern-neutron-techniques-analyse-tudor-firepower-on-the-mary-rose

Last (Cold-War Era) Secret of Dover Castle Revealed
http://www.kentnews.co.uk/leisure/last_secret_of_dover_castle_1_1659375

Grim Exhibition Shows Role of Graverobbers in Medical Science
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/oct/17/exhibition-grave-robbers-medical-science

Medieval Past Uncovered During Dartmoor Development
http://www.middevonstar.co.uk/news/9984777.Medieval_past_uncovered_during_Dartmoor_de velopment/

Explorations at an Early 1700s Mausoleum in Cornwall
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-19889033

Some Finds From Investigations Around the York Guildhall
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/main-section/video-hair-s-what-they-dug-up-under-the-york-guildhall-1-5027973

Probable Prehistoric Burial Unearthed at Crimdon, Durham
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-19951228

Possible Bronze Age Sauna Unearthed in the Northwest Highlands
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-19976653

History-of-Things
10-23-2012, 04:13 PM
Volunteers Turn Up Some Roman Finds in Gloucestershire
http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Archaeological-dig-helps-people-history-doorstep/story-17147976-detail/story.html

Plumbing TB in Remains from a 19th Century Leeds Crypt and Other More Ancient Locations
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/9999922.Ancient_skeletons_could_reveal_secrets_of_ disease/

Dig in Chilton Uncovers Iron Age Farmstead
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/9997055.Dig_in_Chilton_discovers_Iron_Age_farmstea d/

The Year's Top 10 Archaeological Sites in Ireland
http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Top-ten-archaeological-finds-in-Ireland---PHOTOS-174391661.html

Jean M
10-28-2012, 07:26 PM
Viking skeleton found in Wales (http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.de/2012/10/viking-skeleton-found-in-wales.html)


A skeleton of a Viking has been discovered by archaeologists at Llanbedrgoch, Anglesey. Scientists from Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, who made the discovery believe it will shed new light on the interaction between Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Viking-age worlds operating around the Irish Sea.

The skeleton find is an unexpected addition to a group of five (two adolescents, two adult males and one woman) discovered in 1998-99. Originally thought to be victims of Viking raiding, which began in the 850s, this interpretation is now being revised. Tests by Dr Katie Hemer of Sheffield University indicates that the males were not local to Anglesey, but may have spent their early years (at least up to the age of seven) in North West Scotland or Scandinavia.

Marmaduke
10-29-2012, 11:44 AM
Viking skeleton found in Wales (http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.de/2012/10/viking-skeleton-found-in-wales.html)

Here are several links about the discovery:

http://www.heritagedaily.com/2012/10/new-skeleton-discovery-at-llanbedrgoch-anglesey-sheds-further-light-on-the-vikings-in-wales-2/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-20072974

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/need-to-read/2012/10/24/ancient-skeleton-could-shed-new-light-on-the-history-of-the-vikings-in-wales-91466-32097085/

History-of-Things
10-30-2012, 05:22 PM
More on Important Roman Finds From North Somerset
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Relics-important-area-100-years/story-17186268-detail/story.html

Mysterious Female Remains Found at Richard III Burial Priory Site
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121030101427.htm

Important Prehistoric Site Excavations in Northumberland to go ahead with Lottery Funding
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/oct/30/northumberland-coast-excavation-ancient-secrets?newsfeed=true

Aerial Archaeology in Scotland
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20116285

Marmaduke
10-31-2012, 09:04 AM
Remains of Saxon great hall uncovered in Kent
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/oct/30/lyminge-kent-anglo-saxon-hall?CMP=twt_gu

History-of-Things
11-05-2012, 03:27 PM
British Academics Research Fate of Criminals' Corpses in the 18th and Early 19th Centuries
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/10/2012/new-study-investigates-fate-of-the-criminal-corpse

Only Twenty-two Countries in the World Have Never Been Invaded by the British
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9653497/British-have-invaded-nine-out-of-ten-countries-so-look-out-Luxembourg.html

World War II Carrier Pigeon Remains Found with Message Still Intact in Surrey
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/world-war-ii-carrier-pigeon-surrey_n_2057149.html

Neolithic Monument Unearthed in Cornwall
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-20164458
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2012/neolithic-monument-unearthed-in-cornwall

New Thoughts on Early Medieval "Vampire" Burial in Southwell, Notts
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9647904/Buried-with-a-stake-through-a-heart-the-medieval-vampire-burial.html

History-of-Things
11-15-2012, 03:21 PM
Hi there. This begins my season of erratic news postings. Although I may try to check in earlier, I cannot guarantee regular news postings again until January. Since this is the most read of the news threads, I thought I'd let you know. Feel free to chime in on any breaking news (that way there will be less for me to try and check up on until I return). Thanks!

Quests for Perfection in English Alchemy
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2012/body-soul-and-gold-quests-for-perfection-in-english-alchemy

Medieval Priory Found in Jersey
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-20206395

Anglo-Saxon Hall Found in Kent Probably Just One Part of Larger Complex of Buildings
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/archaeology/9646078/Anglo-Saxon-hall-found-in-Kent-is-tip-of-the-iceberg.html

Important Cold War Secrets Left on Floor of Fleet Street Pub
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9655170/Left-on-the-floor-of-a-Fleet-St-pub-Britains-greatest-Cold-War-secret.html

Remarkable Footage of Effects of WW I Shell Shock from Devon Hospital
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229655/Disturbing-Pathe-footage-World-War-One-reveals-devastating-effects-shell-shock-soldiers-treated-pioneering-Devon-hospital.html

Archaeologists Dig Littlemore Priory in Oxfordshire
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/yourtown/oxford/10042611.Digging_up_scandalous_nuns__past/

On a Yorkshire Gold and Silver Hoard from the English Civil War Period
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/the-northerner/2012/nov/15/hepworth-wakefield-archaeology

Rare 14th Century Bishop's Seal from the Isle of Man
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-20204111

A Guide To Shipwrecks Mapped in Irish Waters
http://afloat.ie/resources/book-review/item/20342-warships-u-boats--liners-%E2%80%93-a-guide-to-shipwrecks-mapped-in-irish-waters

Tralee's 400 Year Old Town Charter Goes on Display
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/kingdoms-lost-treasure-was-hidden-in-a-castle-3293720.html

History-of-Things
11-21-2012, 07:44 PM
X-Ray Scan of Jersey Bronze Age Hoard-in-a-Pot Reveals Lots of Axes
http://www.culture24.org.uk/history%20%26%20heritage/archaeology/art408817

Scientists Identify Remains of Elite Longbowmen Among Those who Perished on the Mary Rose
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9686177/Mary-Rose-scientists-identify-shipwrecks-elite-archers-by-RSI.html

Mexican Silver Made it into English Coins by Mid-1500s
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/346607/description/Mexican_silver_made_it_into_English_coins

19th Century Wrecks Near Aberstwyth Investigated
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-20364674

Remains of Three Mesolithic Dwellings Found in Merseyside
http://www.champnews.com/newsstory.aspx?story=3032753
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/nov/19/stone-age-nomads-merseyside-dwellings?INTCMP=SRCH

Remains of 10,000 Year-Old Mesolithic Dwelling Found on the Banks of the River Forth
http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/archaeologists-unearth-stone-age-dwelling-on-the-banks-the-of-new-forth-crossing-1-2643154

Charcoal Analysis of Scottish Bronze Age Sauna Reveals Diversity of Tree Species
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-20414472

History-of-Things
12-13-2012, 03:19 AM
Fracture Treatment in Iron Age and Roman Britain
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/12/2012/fracture-treatment-in-iron-age-and-roman-britain

Iron Age Bronze Helmet Found in Canterbury Farmland
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-20594096

British National Anthem Notations Found Hidden in Market Cross Building in Bury St. Edmunds
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/bury_st_edmunds_historian_makes_musical_discovery_ at_market_cross_building_1_1735991

New Timeline Proposed for Stonehenge Phases
http://www.livescience.com/25157-stonehenge-megaliths-timeline-enigma.html

Evidence of Iron Age Feast Found in Chiseldon
http://news.discovery.com/history/evidence-for-huge-meaty-bc-feast-found-in-england-20121212.html

Roman Road Unearthed Beneath York Minster
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-20691172

First Ever Depiction of a Tartan (Trews on a Small Caledonian Figure) Found on Roman Statue in Morocco
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20579219

Artifacts from County Fermanagh Crannog Show Influences from Abroad 1000 Years Ago
http://www.kerryman.ie/breaking-news/national-news/medieval-artefacts-found-at-crannog-3310263.html

History-of-Things
12-23-2012, 05:25 AM
On Photographs from Edward VII's Trip to the Near East in 1862
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2249261/Photograph-taken-future-King-Edward-VII-1862-prove-Bethlehem-existed-displayed-time-Royal-Collection-exhibition.html

Five Saxon Graves Found in Kent--Artifacts Include Warrior's Shield
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/east_kent_mercury/news/2012/december/12/saxon_graves_uncovered.aspx

Ancient Roman Settlement Found in Devon
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-20791039

About 90 More Pieces of Gold and Silver Thought to Belong to Staffordshire Hoard Found
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-20764132

Archaeological Reconstruction of Richard III's Blue Boar Inn
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/18/king-richard-inn-recreated-archaeologists

North York Moors Archaeological Work Uncovers 16th Century Water Mill
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-20820830

Enameled Vessels from Hadrian's Wall
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/12/2012/first-souvenirs-enamelled-vessells-from-hadrians-wall

MikeWhalen
12-23-2012, 07:16 PM
love the pics from this story, thx very much!

On Photographs from Edward VII's Trip to the Near East in 1862
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...xhibition.html

Mike

History-of-Things
01-08-2013, 02:56 PM
Roman Theater Unearthed in Kent
http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2013/jan/07/roman-theatre-discovered-in-kent

Continued Notable Finds from London's Crossrail Dig
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20796351

Severn Estuary Yields Valuable Mesolithic Finds
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-20914482

History-of-Things
01-31-2013, 04:56 PM
Mesolithic to Roman Sites Found in Survey in Didcot, Oxfordshire
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/yourtown/didcot/10175786.Dig_discovers_9_000_year_old_remains_at_D idcot/

Painting Reconstructs Appearance of Roman Citizen of Caerleon, South Wales
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-21009520

Mysterious Dark Ages Sapphire Ring from York
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-21183406

Skull from Young Lady of the Iron Age Found in Musselburgh, East Lothian
http://www.eastlothiannews.co.uk/news/local-headlines/musselburgh-skull-dates-from-iron-age-1-2766616

Initial Findings from Excavations at Site of Royal Infirmary Hospital, Edinburgh
http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-news/top-stories/workmen-find-georgian-artefacts-at-old-hospital-1-2768617

History-of-Things
02-05-2013, 02:49 PM
World War I Era HMS Caroline to Receive Funding for Conservation (great photos)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2272914/Sweet-HMS-Caroline-Iconic-warship-involved-naval-battle-turned-tide-World-War-One-set-1m-renovation.html#axzz2JwYIMzfG

World War I Era Mines Turn Up on Welsh Coast
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-21307108

Substantial Roman Settlement Uncovered in Flintshire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-21298792

History-of-Things
02-22-2013, 12:35 PM
Medieval Secrets Revealed in Norwich Cathedral in Connection with Historical Graffiti Survey
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2013/medieval-secrets-revealed-in-norwich-cathedral
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2274401/Archaeologists-fascinating-quest-decipher-medieval-graffiti-scrawled-cathedral-walls.html#axzz2KEXWRWFl

Dig Reveals New Perspective on Victorian London
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130208182753.htm

Archaeological Finds Spanning Thousands of Years at Didcot Dig in Oxfordshire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-21294884

Unconventional Early 18th Century Burial Uncovered at Cornwall's Pentillie Castle
http://www.pentillie.co.uk/pentillie/userfiles/file/Discovery%20of%20Sir%20James%20Tillie%27s%20remain s%20at%20Pentillie%20Castle.pdf
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-21412875

Recent Finds at York Minster
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/feb/06/york-minster-discoveries-romans-vikings?INTCMP=SRCH

Medieval Village Unearthed near Selkirk in Scottish Borders
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-21457325

Shoes Belonging to Napoleon's Sister, Princess Pauline Borghese, Found in University of Aberdeen's Collections (originally donated by a Scottish ship's surgeon)
http://www.livescience.com/26872-slippers-napoleon-sister-pauline.html

Ancient Rock Art Discovered in Ross-shire
http://www.ross-shirejournal.co.uk/News/Ancient-rock-art-uncovered-in-Evanton-31012013.htm

History-of-Things
06-21-2013, 06:26 AM
Medieval Burial Site/Evidence For Chapel Unearthed at Clare Castle, Haverhill
http://www.haverhillecho.co.uk/news/latest-news/burial-site-unearthed-in-clare-1-5159273

Roman Finds in Buckinghamshire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-22989437

Romano-British Silver Bowl Investigated in Swindon
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10489856.Hidden_secret_of_the_silver_bowl/

Ninth or Tenth Century Carved Church Stone Found in Wales
http://heritageofwalesnews.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/exciting-rediscovery-of-lost-medieval.html

Scheme Launched to Help Protect Scotland's Canals
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/229528-scotlands-canals-to-benefit-from-25-year-preservation-strategy/

Excavation Reveals Evidence of Suddenness of Highland Clearances in Sutherland
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-22970566

Jean M
06-24-2013, 06:40 PM
Royal Rhynie focus of Pictish excavation
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2013/royal-rhynie-focus-of-pictish-excavation

A team from the University of Aberdeen commenced digging at Rhynie, Aberdeenshire in Scotland – a site famous for its impressive collection of carved Pictish standing stones.

Knowledge of the Pictish kingdoms, which developed between the 5th and 11th centuries, is relatively poor with the standing stones some of the only relics remaining of the once powerful people. Rhynie boasts eight such stones, including the Craw Stone, which is thought to have been the centre point of an elaborate fortified settlement of the 5th-6th centuries AD.

A very royal place

“Since 2011 Aberdeen and Chester universities have been uncovering dramatic evidence concerning the stones at Rhynie”, explained project leader Dr Gordon Noble of the University of Aberdeen. “Rhynie derives from ‘rhynnoid’, which means ‘a very royal place’, which is fitting considering what’s been uncovered there over the last few years.

“After just two small-scale seasons of evaluation, it is clear how important this site is. It includes exceptional material including the northernmost European examples of Mediterranean Late Roman Amphorae (large, usually ceramic vessels, for carrying wine and oil) imports, which lie far outside the normal distribution of Mediterranean wares in Britain and Ireland in the early medieval period. The imports are of a type only found on high status, normally royal, sites in western Britain and Ireland.

History-of-Things
06-28-2013, 03:45 PM
Archaeological Evidence of Grand Victorian Conservatory at Tyntesfield in North Somerset
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Bid-reveal-conservatory/story-19383746-detail/story.html#axzz2XWYTDIq8

Excavations on Waterfront of Portobello near Edinburgh Reveal Areas 19th Century Ceramics Industry
http://local.stv.tv/edinburgh/230960-remains-of-georgian-harbour-and-old-potteries-uncovered-in-portobello/

On Viking Silver Found on Isle of Man
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-23067227

History-of-Things
06-29-2013, 04:56 PM
Important Medieval Finds in Conwy, North Wales
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-23056162

History-of-Things
07-01-2013, 06:03 PM
High Status Late Saxon Burial Uncovered in Lincoln Castle
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10152144/Saxon-skeleton-discovered-in-Lincoln-Castle.html

Roman Shrine Found at Rutland Water Nature Reserve
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-23119315

Dig for an Iron Age Hill Fort in Ely, Cardiff
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-23026691

Ian B
07-02-2013, 03:03 AM
I thought that the Picts were the inhabitants of Scotland when the Romans invaded Britain in 43AD. The timeline of the above article would be about when the Irish migrated to Scotland.

History-of-Things
07-02-2013, 03:37 AM
I thought that the Picts were the inhabitants of Scotland when the Romans invaded Britain in 43AD. The timeline of the above article would be about when the Irish migrated to Scotland.

Your issue is a grammatical one. In Jean's post number 33 above, it is not "the Picts" that are developing between the 5th and 11th centuries, but rather it is "Pictish kingdoms."

History-of-Things
07-10-2013, 06:14 PM
Reopening of the Revamped "Line of Kings" at the Tower of London
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/jul/07/tower-london-line-kings-reopens

High Status Medieval Site Found in Somerset
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/jul/08/medieval-ruins-discovered-somerset
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-23224087

On a Late Roman Well in York
http://phys.org/news/2013-07-unearthed-late-roman-modern-day-significance.html

Roman Era Sculpture Head Found in County Durham
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130704095057.htm

Reopening of Sir Walter Scott's Abbotsford House
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-23143388

Review of Book on Edinburgh Streets/Historic Sites
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/author-unearths-some-eye-opening-facts-about-edinburgh-streets-1-2992931

Medieval Secret Chamber Found in Scotland's Drum Castle
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/archaeologists-find-secret-chamber-at-drum-castle-1-2989049

History-of-Things
07-15-2013, 07:28 AM
English Heritage Launches a Shipwreck Survey Program
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/archaeology/10177816/Lost-history-of-when-Britannia-ruled-the-waves.html

Building Cheddar Reservoir in the 1930s
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-23291700

Mesolithic Lunar Calendar Unearthed in Scotland
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-23286928

Medieval Aberdeen Burgh Letters added to UNESCO List
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/aberdeen-ancient-council-records-on-unesco-list-1-2994426

Finds at Drumclay Crannog in Fermanagh (An older story, but I had missed it)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/24/drumclay-crannog-murder-dig-_n_3139514.html

Parts of Medieval Horse Tack Found a County Cork Castle
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/unique-medieval-harness-found-at-cork-castle-236386.html

Ian B
07-26-2013, 01:52 AM
Discovery of a lifetime': Stone Age temple found in Orkney is 800 years older than Stonehenge - and may be more important
By Ted Thornhill (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Ted+Thornhill)
UPDATED: 15:09 GMT, 2 January 2012


(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2081254/Stone-Age-temple-Orkney-significant-Stonehenge.html#comments) A 5000-year-old temple in Orkney could be more important than Stonehenge, according to archaeologists.
The site, known as the Ness of Brodgar, was investigated by BBC2 documentary A History of Ancient Britain, with presenter Neil Oliver describing it as ‘the discovery of a lifetime’.
So far the remains of 14 Stone Age buildings have been excavated, but thermal geophysics technology has revealed that there are 100 altogether, forming a kind of temple precinct.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/01/02/article-2081254-0F5181EF00000578-382_634x378.jpg 'More important than Stonehenge': The temple precinct being uncovered in Orkney contains 100 Stone Age buildings

Until now Stonehenge was considered to have been the centre of Neolithic culture, but that title may now go to the Orkney site, which contains Britain’s earliest known wall paintings.


Oliver said: ‘The excavation of a vast network of buildings on Orkney is allowing us to recreate an entire Stone Age world.
‘It’s opening a window onto the mysteries of Neolithic religion.’



http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/01/02/article-2081254-0F5181BC00000578-328_634x377.jpg Big draw: Britain's earliest examples of artwork have been found on the walls at the Orkney site



http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/01/02/article-2081254-0F51C43400000578-769_634x425.jpg The site in Orkney is surrounded by other Neolithic remains

Experts believe that the site will give us insights into what Neolithic people believed about the world and the universe.
Nick Card, an archaeologist from the University of the Highlands and Islands, said: ‘It’s an archaeologist’s dream site. The excitement of the site never fades.
‘This site is a one-off.’
Professor Mark Edmonds from the University of York, meanwhile, describes the excavation as ‘a site of international importance’.
Some parts of the temple are 800 years older than Stonehenge, which lies 500 miles to the south in Wiltshire.
The site is very close to the Ring of Brodgar stone circle and the standing stones of Stenness and is surrounded by a wall believed to have been 10-feet high.
Archaeologists found red zigzag lines on some of the buildings’ inner walls that they believe is Stone Age art – the oldest ever found.
So far only around 10 per cent of the site has been examined – and it could take decades to uncover and analyse everything there.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/01/02/article-2081254-0F516A9D00000578-676_634x418.jpg Golden oldie: The megalithic archaeological stone circle called The Ring of Brodgar is nearby




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History-of-Things
07-27-2013, 04:06 PM
Sark Dig Pushes Sheep Rearing Back into the 2nd Millenium BCE and Yields Numerous Other Finds
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-23256746

Archaeologists Search for Tudor Era Garden in Eastbourne
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/10574424.Archaeology_dig_aiming_to_uncover_secrets _of_old_garden_in_Eastbourne/

Tudor-Era Worcester Manor Unearthed in Stepney
http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/crossrail_holds_archaeology_digs_in_stepney_where_ tudor_worcester_manor_was_unearthed_1_2299727

Walrus Bones Found in Coffin Beneath St. Pancras Station
http://www.itv.com/news/london/update/2013-07-23/the-mystery-of-the-st-pancras-walrus/
http://www.livescience.com/38438-walrus-bones-london.html

Dying Grass in Heatwave Reveal 1550s Building Foundations at Oxfordshire's Greys Court
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-23417880

Cardiff Iron Age Hill Fort was a "Centre of Power"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-23384979

Medieval Village and Prehistoric Tools Found in Nottinghamshire Dig
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-23466839

Late 18th Century "Standard Gauge" Wooden Railway for Wagons Found in Newcastle (Walker Shore) Excavations
http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/river-tyne-200-year-old-5325105

Major "Treasure" Finds in Scotland from the Past Year
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/scotland-coining-in-it-out-on-the-treasure-trail-1-3007664

Irish Experimental Archaeologists Recreate Mesolithic Dwelling
http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/07/replica-of-10000-year-old-mesolithic-dwelling-built-by-ucd-experimental-archaeologists-on-campus/96841

History-of-Things
08-07-2013, 04:55 PM
BBC Take on the History of the Civil Service Exam
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23376561

What is (or was) a Neolithic/Bronze Age Village?
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/08/2013/the-village-people-an-early-history-of-neighbourly-disputes

Medieval Tithe Barn Uncovered in Southam
http://www.leamingtonobserver.co.uk/2013/08/06/news-Medieval-barn-uncovered-in-Southam-80032.html

Roman Cemetery Uncovered in Gloucester
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-23515226

Two Neolithic "Halls of the Dead" Unearthed in Herefordshire
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112909857/6000-year-old-neolithic-houses-of-dead-discovered-073013/

Bone Analysis from Long-Demolished East Lothian Hill Fort Reveals Violent Past
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/violent-past-of-east-lothian-hill-fort-revealed-1-3034036

A Brief History of Glasgow's Templeton Carpet Factory
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/scottish-fact-of-the-day-templeton-carpet-factory-1-3031892

Neolithic Carved Stones Found in Ness of Brodgar
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/5-000-year-old-neolithic-art-found-in-orkney-dig-1-3026157

Mapping Cork's Spike Island Prison Cemetery
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/dig-reveals-full-extent-of-convicts-mass-grave-on-spike-island-238496.html

Jean M
08-07-2013, 05:11 PM
War dogs among the early Iris:h http://www.historyireland.com/uncategorized/war-dogs-among-the-early-irish-2/

Article in History Ireland starts:

In the Celtic world, as elsewhere, canines were admired for their senses of sight, smell and hearing. Dogs were used on hunting expeditions and to guard homes, as domestic pets and as a source of food. They abound in surviving mythology and folk tradition and are well represented in religion, where they are often associated with divination, omens of death and the Underworld. In addition, dogs were frequently portrayed as the attribute of a particular god or goddess. Hence, likenesses of the Gaulish hammer-god Dispater appear with a small dog totem, as does the horse-goddess Epona. There is literary evidence that confirms, or at least strongly suggests, that the ancient Gauls trained dogs to guard tribal chiefs and even imported ancient British breeds for deployment in battle.

Jean M
09-25-2013, 02:17 AM
Nicki J. Whitehouse et al., Neolithic agriculture on the European western frontier: the boom and bust of early farming in Ireland, Journal of Archaeological Science, Available online 22 August 2013 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440313002987



A multi-disciplinary study assessing the evidence for agriculture in Neolithic Ireland is presented, examining the timing, extent and nature of settlement and farming. Bayesian analyses of palaeoenvironmental and archaeological 14C data have allowed us to re-examine evidential strands within a strong chronological framework. While the nature and timing of the very beginning of the Neolithic in Ireland is still debated, our results – based on new Bayesian chronologies of plant macro-remains – are consistent with a rapid and abrupt transition to agriculture from c. 3750 cal BC, though there are hints of earlier Neolithic presence at a number of sites. We have emphatically confirmed the start of extensive Neolithic settlement in Ireland with the existence of a distinct ‘house horizon’, dating to 3720-3620 cal BC, lasting for up to a century. Cereals were being consumed at many sites during this period, with emmer wheat dominant, but also barley (naked and hulled), as well as occasional evidence for einkorn wheat, naked wheat and flax. The earliest farmers in Ireland, like farmers elsewhere across NW Europe, were not engaged in shifting cultivation, but practised longer-term fixed-plot agriculture. The association between early agriculture and the Elm Decline seen in many pollen diagrams shows that this latter event was not synchronous across all sites investigated, starting earlier in the north compared with the west, but that there is a strong coincidence with early agriculture at many sites. After this early boom, there are changes in the nature of settlement records; aside from passage tombs, the evidence for activity between 3400-3100 cal BC is limited. From 3400 cal BC, we see a decrease in the frequency of cereal evidence and an increase in some wild resources (e.g. fruits, but not nuts, in the records), alongside evidence for re-afforestation in pollen diagrams (3500–3000 cal BC). Changes occur at a time of worsening climatic conditions, as shown in Irish bog oak and reconstructed bog surface wetness records, although the links between the various records, and assessment of causes and effects, will require further investigation and may prove complex. This period seems to have been one of environmental, landscape, settlement and economic change. The later 4th millennium BC emerges as a period that would benefit from focused research attention, particularly as the observed changes in Ireland seem to have parallels in Britain and further afield.

alan
09-26-2013, 02:04 AM
That seems to be the coming together of the stuff I saw at that conference a year or two back. It great that they have refined the date of the sudden take off of farming to 3750BC at the same time as the rectangular houses. I wonder now the date of farming has been made a little younger if this will also drag causewayed enclosures and court tombs etc to the same commencement. Certainly they are a lot closer in date now. Also very interesting that things went wrong for these first farmers after only a couple of centuries.


Nicki J. Whitehouse et al., Neolithic agriculture on the European western frontier: the boom and bust of early farming in Ireland, Journal of Archaeological Science, Available online 22 August 2013 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440313002987

Jean M
10-01-2013, 11:36 PM
And another along the same lines (open access) :

Stephen Shennan et al., Regional population collapse followed initial agriculture booms in mid-Holocene Europe, Nature Communications, vol. 4, Article number: 2486 (1 October 2013)


Following its initial arrival in SE Europe 8,500 years ago agriculture spread throughout the continent, changing food production and consumption patterns and increasing population densities. Here we show that, in contrast to the steady population growth usually assumed, the introduction of agriculture into Europe was followed by a boom-and-bust pattern in the density of regional populations. We demonstrate that summed calibrated radiocarbon date distributions and simulation can be used to test the significance of these demographic booms and busts in the context of uncertainty in the radiocarbon date calibration curve and archaeological sampling. We report these results for Central and Northwest Europe between 8,000 and 4,000 cal. BP and investigate the relationship between these patterns and climate. However, we find no evidence to support a relationship. Our results thus suggest that the demographic patterns may have arisen from endogenous causes, although this remains speculative.

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2013/131001/ncomms3486/full/ncomms3486.html