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My Working Experience of Wessex Archaeology

I applied to Wessex Archaeology in early September 2016, getting my application in early to make sure I had a good opportunity of obtaining my chosen work experience. I was interviewed by Rachel Brown, who is in charge of all educational activities within WA. Show More Summary

National Heritage Board Abdicates Again At Ales Stenar

Bob Lind has yet again managed to get the National Heritage Board to abdicate its responsibility at Ales Stenar, a beautiful 7th century AD burial monument near Ystad in southern Sweden. Bob has self-published odd interpretations of the site that have found no traction among professional archaeologists. He has kept vigil at Ales stenar for decades, lecturing…

July Pieces Of My Mind #1

Swedish 1960s translation of the Game of Life. I just found a uranium mine. According to Boardgame Geek, there are 13,879 better boardgames than this. I bought a Kindle and I like it. Better than reading on my phone. No screen glare. Weeks between recharges. Bigger page. As a boy I was shocked to learn…

Sofia will have a Second Archaeological Complex

Sofia will have a second archaeological park, where visitors can see a prehistoric settlement from the first European civilization. In the place of the excavations is revealed a large residential complex with extremely complex architecture,...Show More Summary

Orkney Neolithic 'butterfly-like' motifs found by chance

A sketch of the designs found on a block of stone Neolithic markings carved into a stone in Orkney that were missed for years by archaeologists have been discovered by chance. The faintly incised "butterfly-like" motifs were revealed on Tuesday as sunlight lit up the rock at the "right moment, at the right angle". Show More Summary

Copper in Ötzi the Iceman’s ax came from surprisingly far away

BLADE TRADE Copper for Ötzi the Iceman’s ax, or possibly even the finished blade, came from what’s now central Italy, an unexpectedly long way from the ancient man’s home region in northern Italy. Ötzi the Iceman’s copper ax was imported. Show More Summary

Southampton Water fish trap dated to Saxon times

The trap was found by chance close to the Fawley oil refinery by archaeology students more than 10 years ago. A timber fishing trap exposed on the Hampshire coast dates back to Saxon times, it has been confirmed. The weir, built as a...Show More Summary

Pallets and Epoiesen

When I get overwhelmed with things to do or get stuck with a project that seems insurmountable, I start to think up new projects. In fact, over sabbatical, I got stuck and ended up writing a 35,000+ word little book.  I’ve been pretty unproductive since I’ve been home and that’s pushed my mind to drift… Read More ?

Replica Anglo-Saxon Work Box Presentation

Wessex Archaeology has a long and proud history of working with the Ministry of Defence on projects within the Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA), and around the UK. Most recently, this work has included supporting the Army Basing Programme at sites throughout the SPTA and particularly at Bulford, Larkhill and Tidworth. Show More Summary

2,700-Year-Old Water System Discovered Near Rosh Ha-Ayin

An impressively large 2,700-year-old water system has been discovered during excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority near Rosh Ha-Ayin. The post 2,700-Year-Old Water System Discovered Near Rosh Ha-Ayin appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Indigenous archaeological find in Kakadu recasts Australian history – video

A dig at Madjedbebe on the traditional lands of the Mirarr people in northern Australia has unearthed thousands of artefacts, some as old as 80,000 years. The discovery upends decades-old estimates about the human colonisation of the...Show More Summary

How did dogs become our best friends? New evidence

Dogs most probably evolved from wolves at a single location about 20,000 to 40,000 years ago, a study suggests. Previously, it had been thought that dogs were tamed from two populations of wolves living thousands of miles apart. Researchers...Show More Summary

Morning mail: discovery rewrites human history

Thursday: an archaeological find in Kakadu proves Indigenous people came to Australia much earlier than previously thought; plus conservation groups may take fresh legal action against Adani Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy, bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 20 July. Continue reading...

Somewhat Homesick and Ethnocentric (Our Italian Summer - Dispatch 3)

Well, we all survived Munich, with a little help from cheapo pants from H&M so the girls didn't freeze their little legs off. Flew some random carrier called EuroWings (worked fine, but the legroom is less than zero), ate a ton of schnitzel, pretzels, and beer, and weathered some tantrums. Show More Summary

Kakadu find confirms earliest Australian occupation

Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years - much longer than the 47,000 years believed by some archaeologists. The post Kakadu find confirms earliest Australian occupation appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Australian dig finds evidence of Aboriginal habitation up to 80,000 years old

Kakakdu national park artefacts have been dated between 65,000 and 80,000 years old, extending likely occupation by Indigenous people by thousands of years A groundbreaking archaeological discovery in Australia’s north has extended the known length of time Aboriginal people have inhabited the continent to at least 65,000 years. Show More Summary

Jessica Davies obituary

From its start in 1990 until last year, Jessica Davies, who has died of cancer aged 65, was the manager of the Cherry Tree Nursery, a commercial plant nursery in Dorset set up to give a meaningful occupation to people with mental health problems. Show More Summary

More extraordinary Roman writing tablets found at Vindolanda Roman Fort

More ‘Vindolanda writing tablets’ full of visible cursive Latin text have been unearthed at Vindolanda Roman Fort, on Hadrian’s Wall Archaeologists at Vindolanda Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall have discovered a new hoard of around 25 Roman...Show More Summary

428 AD

I am not sure how I missed the English translation of Giusto Traina’s 428 AD: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire (Princeton 2009), but I did. It’s a wonderful book. The book follows a circuit around the Mediterranean world in the year 428 starting in Antioch and then Armenia, before moving… Read More ?

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