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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

5 days agoNews : 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

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— 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

A Monument for Los Angeles

The newly designated San Gabriel Mountains National Monument in Los Angeles is not a monument in the classic sense, for there is no bronze statue to admire or aging plaque to decipher. Instead, the term "monument" applies to a greater...Show More Summary

Greek Bronze Age may have ended 100 years earlier than thought

Conventional estimates for the collapse of the Aegean civilization may be incorrect by up to a century, according to new radiocarbon analyses. Historical chronologies traditionally place the end of the Greek Bronze Age at around 1025 B.C., but research suggests a date 70 to 100 years earlier. read more

This Future Archaeological Site Is Filled With Obsidian Nintendo Controllers

A new exhibition by artist Daniel Arsham renders contemporary objects in geological materials, an eerie comment on the passage of time. When ogling ancient artifacts unearthed from archaeological digs--like Iron or Bronze Age tools--it's...Show More Summary

Bronze Age palace, burials unearthed in Spain

A team from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) excavating the Bronze Age archaeological site on the La Almoloya plateau in the southeastern Spanish municipality of Pliego have unearthed residential and government buildings and 50 tombs. The plateau’s steep slopes made it a highly defensible location that was occupied from 2,200 B.C. to 1,550 B.C. [...]

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