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4,000 year old skeleton was likely a 'warrior chief'

A Bronze Age skeleton found buried in West Sussex with one of the earliest bronze daggers in the UK was probably a high-ranking warrior chief who died in combat, experts have said. James Kenny, site excavator and planning archaeologist...Show More Summary

Egyptian glass beads found in Bronze Age Danish burials

An analysis of blue glass beads found in Bronze Age burials in Denmark has revealed they were made in Egypt and Mesopotamia. It was the color of the beads that first caught the eye of Moesgaard Museum archaeologist Jeanette Varberg. She was looking through stores of ancient artifacts to see if there were any objects [...]

Beads Found In Ancient Danish Graves Match Glass Made For King Tut

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

An analysis of artifacts retrieved from Bronze Age burial sites reveals that Denmark and ancient Egypt traded with one another 3,400 years ago, and possibly practiced similar religious rituals. Read more...

Saxon skeleton among discoveries in Aylesham

A Saxon skeleton, Bronze Age urns and Roman domestic objects were unearthed during a dramatic excavation in Aylesham this week. The Saxon skeleton was unearthed in Aylesham [Credit: Canterbury Times] The discoveries, some of which are...Show More Summary

Norfolk museum acquires Bronze Age dirk used as doorstop

When a farmer turned up a hunk of bent bronze while ploughing a field in East Rudham, Norfolk, 12 years ago, he had no idea he’d found an archaeological treasure. He used the four-pound object as a doorstop for years. In 2013, the object was reviewed by Andrew Rogerson, Senior Historic Environment Officer of Norfolk’s [...]

“Archaeology is a combative science”

Bronze Age Lost Its Cutting Edge Before Climate Crisis Climate change—so often and so recently coupled with the decline of early civilizations in the Near East, the Indus Valley and the Mediterranean—may not have ushered in the collapse of the late Bronze Age after all. A new study suggests that Bronze Age cultures everywhere collapsed not because [...]

Bodies, bodies, everywhere!

21 anyway: Warriors, double burials, grave goods, Bronze Age barrow and Roman floor found in Suffolk A double burial and a “warrior burial” with a large spearhead and dagger were among 21 skeletons found at a Saxon site with a medieval field system, say archaeologists who uncovered the 7th century remains ahead of a property development [...]

Bronze Age Lost Its Cutting Edge Before Climate Crisis

last monthNews : Truthdig

By Tim Radford, Climate News Network Archaeologists claim to have unearthed evidence in Ireland that it was the rising power of iron, not climate change, that brought about the collapse of many ancient civilizations.

Rapid Climate Change did not Cause European Bronze Age Population Collapse

Rapid climate change did not cause population collapse at the end of the European Bronze AgeAuthors:Armit et alAbstract:The impact of rapid climate change on contemporary human populations is of global concern. To contextualize our understanding...Show More Summary

The MAC x Prabal Gurung Holiday Collection Is Here

last monthLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

It feels like we found out about MAC x Prabal Gurung ages ago and now it's here. The gorgeous collaboration not only features beautiful lippies, bronzing powders and eyeshadows, but it’s surrounded by glamorous gold packaging that’s a treat in itself. Show More Summary

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Bronze Age Razor Unearthed in Siberia Excavations at a 4,000-year-old site in Siberia have revealed a thin bronze plate that could have been used as a shaving implement, reports the Siberian Times. Expedition leader Vyacheslav Molodin of the Siberian Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography says that while his team has provisionally identified the artifact as a [...]

Climate change was not to blame for the collapse of the Bronze Age

From the University of Bradford Scientists will have to find alternative explanations for a huge population collapse in Europe at the end of the Bronze Age as researchers prove definitively that climate change – commonly assumed to be responsible – could not have been the culprit. Archaeologists and environmental scientists from the University of Bradford,…

Micropasts and issues with PAS data

Neil Wilkin on crowd sourcing the British Bronze Age #micropasts pic.twitter.com/K9DUeZAsQo— David Gill (@davidwjgill) November 6, 2014 It was instructive to listen to Dr Neil Wilkin yesterday at the Society of Museum Archaeology annual conference. Show More Summary

The 'I Ching' for Beginners

In a 1965 interview Bob Dylan described the Chinese Bronze Age classic, the I Ching or Book of Change, as "the only thing that is amazingly true, period." The great Chinese philosopher Cheng Yi of the eleventh century agreed: "The I Ching is grand in its scope; it is all-encompassing. Show More Summary

Rumor: Solo ‘Wonder Woman’ Films Are Going on a History-Hopping Journey

We may not have entered the golden age of superheroines just yet — is this the Bronze Age? Iron? Cubic Zirconia? — but things are certainly looking much brighter than they ever have before. Earlier this week, Marvel announced its standalone Captain...Show More Summary

Now, that's NOT Armchair archaeology, it's Artefact Hunting

"One man has stunned professional archaeologists by locating a Bronze Age settlement using Google Earth". Keffiyeh-wearing Howard Jones artefact hunting in comic trousers Howard Jones from Plimstock is a professional diver, he used to be a marine, and now is a metal detector using artefact hunter. Show More Summary

Iron Age Celtic chariot fittings found in hillfort dig

Archaeologist from the University of Leicester have found a hoard of rare bronze fittings from a Celtic chariot while excavating the site of an Iron Age hillfort on Burrough Hill near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. The fittings date to the 2nd or 3rd century B.C. and were deliberately buried as a religious offering. The hillfort [...]

Archaeologists Find Rare Iron Age Chariot Parts

Archaeologists digging around the site of an ancient community in England have made what one calls a "once-in-a-career discovery"—bronze fittings from a chariot dating back to the Iron Age, reports LiveScience. The intricately designed pieces were crafted around the second or third century BC and seem to have been...

Archaeologists discover bronze remains of Iron Age chariot in the UK

Archaeologists in the UK have discovered the decorated bronze remains of an Iron Age chariot. The rare set of decorated chariot fittings appear to have been buried as a religious offering. The archaeologists found the remains during their ongoing excavation of the Burrough Hill Iron Age hillfort, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

University of Leicester archaeologists discover bronze remains of Iron Age chariot

University of Leicester archaeologists have made a "once-in-a-career" discovery of the decorated bronze remains of an Iron Age chariot. A team from the University's School of Archaeology and Ancient History has unearthed a hoard of rare...Show More Summary

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