The Aran Islands (Inishmore, Inishmaan, and Inisheer) are three small, but adventure-packed islands off the coast of Ireland. Think craggy cliffs, lush green landscapes, and Bronze Age ruins.
This one is filling my box in various forms … here’s a UWashington press release via PhysOrg: DNA analysis is unearthing the origins of the Minoans, who some 5,000 years ago established the first advanced Bronze Age civilization in present-day Crete. The findings suggest they arose from an ancestral Neolithic population that had arrived in […]
Boys Killed Pets to Become Warriors in Early Russia At first, archaeologists Dorcas Brown and David Anthony were deeply puzzled. While excavating the Bronze Age site of Krasnosamarkskoe in Russia’s Volga region, they unearthed the bones of at least 51 dogs and 7 wolves. All the animals had died during the winter months, judging from the [...]
Scientists found, in the Laguna de Rio Seco lagoon, at an altitude of 3,020 m., evidence of atmospheric pollution caused by lead and linked to metallurgical activities from 3,900 years ago (Early Bronze Age). Lead pollution increased gradually during the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, coinciding with the development and expansion of metallurgy in southern Europe.
A Bronze Age treasure, unearthed in Steynton seven years ago, is set to return to its rightful place in Milford Haven Museum this summer. The 3,400-year-old wooden trough, discovered by workmen laying a gas pipeline near St Botolphs in August 2006, will finally return to Milford Haven following years of preservation by the York Archaeological Trust. Show More Summary
Most of you will not be aware of this, but I am currently in Germany on a 3 month exchange trip. It’s pretty exciting, and if you want to find out more you can tweet me, but one of the...
Norfolk Broads: Bronze Age evidence ‘everywhere’ Proof of Bronze Age activity can be found throughout the whole of the Norfolk Broads, archaeologists claim. The Middle Bronze Age field system at Ormesby St Michael in 2010 is not unique to the area, Nick Gilmour said. Mr Gilmour, who will feature in The Flying Archaeologist on BBC One, said aerial [...]
Ben Robinson said hundreds of archaeological sites on the Norfolk Broads could be revaluated Proof of Bronze Age activity can be found throughout the whole of the Norfolk Broads, archaeologists claim. The Middle Bronze Age field system at Ormesby St Michael in 2010 is not unique to the area, Nick Gilmour said. Show More Summary
Meet Toledo, Spain, an enduring Bronze Age metropolis whose history includes Roman rule, Visigoth sieges and Castillian conquest (all before 1086 A.D.). It served briefly as Europe's multicultural center, where the writing of Muslim scholars and scientists was translated by Jews into Hebrew and by Christians into Latin. Show More Summary
Chapel Hill, NC's long-running The Kingsbury Manx released their seventh album, Bronze Age, last month. Most of their records veer towards the pastoral end of the indie rock spectrum and while that can be found on Bronze Age too,...
Despite Stillwater Artisanal Ale’s presence just in the next state up the coast, it’s tough to find the gypsy brewer’s saisons and farmhouse ales in my region of Virginia. So whenever I see a bottle with the trademark, tattered banner logo on a bottle it’s usually picked up pretty quickly and in the cart with [...]
Ship Stones in Gannarve, Gotland. Image: Jerzy Kociatkiewicz (Flickr, used under a CC BY-SA 3.0) In the middle of the Bronze Age, around 1000 BCE, the quantity of metal artefacts traded in the Baltic Sea region increased dramatically. Show More Summary
One of the Westcountry's most famous archaeological landmarks is being threatened by grazing cattle permitted by the Government's environment watchdog, campaigners have warned. The Bronze Age stone monument, known as Men-an-Tol, has stood near Morvah, in West Cornwall, for up to 4,500 years. Show More Summary
The “Real Time” host appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday where he mocked a number of his favorite topics including religious holidays, the Catholic Church and the Bible.
The intro: Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, Director of the German Archaeological Institute at Athens, speaks. In 1924, Swiss archaeologist Emil Forrer announced a new discovery relating to the Trojan War. After examining texts found at Hattusa, once the capital of the Hittite empire in Asia Minor, he identified the Hittite words for Troy (Wilusa) and Mycenaean [...]
An interesting recent talk by Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier.
An archaeological dig in Cambridge has revealed the site's history from the Bronze Age to its role in World War II. Excavation of the site in the north-west of the city began in October, ahead of a large-scale University of Cambridge development. Show More Summary
In the middle of the Bronze Age, around 1000 BC, the amount of metal objects increased dramatically in the Baltic Sea region. Around the same time, a new type of stone monument, arranged in the form of ships, started to appear along the coasts. New research shows that the stone ships were built by maritime groups.