Iron Age

This ghost town deep in the Alabama woods holds a ghostly legend

As always, I researched my destination before heading out on one of my road trips last week. I was looking for Battelle, a once-bustling mining town …

Archaeology

Building brochs: Lego masterpiece 2000 years in the making

<b>Brick by brick, a pair of Lego and history enthusiasts have created a replica of an Iron Age broch.</b>Using more than 10,000 pieces, Lego bricklayers …

Lego

Live Science

A desert in Jordan<p>A team of archaeologists with the Jebel Qurma Archaeological Landscape Project are discovering and recording hundreds of tombs in …

Archaeology

Ancient Dyes Are Discovered in Southern Israel

Archaeologists have unearthed thousands of fragments of ancient textiles in the Timna valley near the southern Israeli city of Eilat. Because the …

Archaeology

Bronze Age roundhouses found in southern England

<b>Published on</b> July 6th, 2017 | <i>by admin</i><p>0<p>Two Bronze Age roundhouses dating back to around 1,000 BC or earlier have been uncovered on farmland adjoining …

Archaeology

Iron Age Textiles Unearthed in Israel

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL—A team led by Tel Aviv University archaeologist Erez Ben-Yosef has discovered colorful Iron Age textiles at the site of the Timna …

Archaeology

New online project will map out every ancient hill fort in Ireland

From the Bronze Age to Iron Age, Ireland has its fair share of ancient hill forts. Among the 40 known hillforts across Ireland, there are many more …

Ireland

Exploring the Great Cultures of Early Civilization

Archaeologists study humans and human behaviors. The data they produce helps us understand the past, present, and future. The time lines they study …

Anthropology

Hill fort hotspots in UK and Ireland mapped for first time in online atlas

Scotland is home to majority of 4,000 sites on database – but many are not on hills and are not really forts, say researchers<p>Some soar out of the landscape and have impressed tourists and inspired historians and artists for centuries, while others are tiny gems, tucked away on mountain or moor and …

Ireland

Bronze Age discovery on Helston housing site raises questions over its future

What is thought could be Helston's earliest settlement dating back more than 3,000 years looks likely to be built over by a major new housing …

Archaeology

8 Best Small Towns in Limpopo - South Africa Travel News

South Africa’s northernmost province is renowned for its bushveld and wildlife reserves that include the Kruger National Park.<p>Less well known, but …

Kruger National Park

Buried treasure: 2,500-year-old hoard of bronze bracelets unearthed in Poland

The hoard was buried to prevent it being stolen in 500 BCE, but the owner never returned.<p>Several bronze spiral-shaped bracelets and glass beads known …

Archaeology

Iron Age broch recreated in Lego

<b>An Iron Age broch has been recreated in Lego.</b><p>At a height of 40cm and covering an area of about 1.2m, the roundhouse and a surrounding landscape are made of 10,000 pieces.<p>Brick to the Past, a team specialising in historically-themed Lego models, built it for the Caithness Broch Project.<p>The ruins of …

Lego

Secrets of the Thames

The Thames has long been important as both a natural boundary and major route of travel and communication – it has often been described as the …

Archaeology

The Collection – Archaeology & Ethnography | laytonCollection

The archaeology collection consists of more than 5,200 artefacts, the majority of which are on long term loan to the Museum of London. Many items …

Archaeology

New hope of uncovering Stirling's lost Iron Age roundhouse

<b>Archaeologists believe they have found part of the remains of an Iron Age roundhouse, known as a broch, in Stirling.</b><p>It was first discovered and described by a local archaeologist Christian Maclagan in the 1870s.<p>Attitudes towards women at the time meant her academic paper on the broch was only …

Archaeology

New hope of uncovering Stirling's lost Iron Age roundhouse

<b>Archaeologists believe they have found part of the remains of an Iron Age roundhouse, known as a broch, in Stirling.</b><p>It was first discovered and described by a local archaeologist Christian Maclagan in the 1870s.<p>Attitudes towards women at the time meant her academic paper on the broch was only …

Archaeology

3XN’s extension for silkeborg museum in denmark rises from peat landscape

the museum known for the oldest preserved bog bodies will be undergoing a transformation with a contemporary extension uniting the new and the …

Design

Cremation on Display at the Museum of London

A recurring theme of this blog is the challenge faced by heritage professionals of displaying cremated human remains in museums in a fashion that …

Archaeology

Beyond the Black Ditch

Looking west along the Soay Sound from the dun.<p>RAMSGATE, KENT — I inherited my love of landscape from my parents. My father in particular engaged …

Archaeology

Iron Age Mummy

<b>Culture:</b> Pazyryk<p><b>Location:</b> Russia<p><b>Date:</b> Fourth to Third centuries B.C.<p>Some of the most spectacular tattoos in the ancient world have been found …

Archaeology

Whetstone found at suspected Iron Age site near Wick

<b>A tool used for sharpening metal objects has been uncovered during an archaeological dig of a suspected Iron Age site in Caithness.</b><p>The whetstone was found at the weekend, which marked the end of the excavation at Burn of Swartigill south of Wick.<p>The site is thought to contain the remains of an Iron …

Archaeology

The genetic secrets of Iron Age horses revealed

Humans have been selectively breeding horses for at least 2,500 years, longer than previously thought, according to an international study in which …

Prehistory

Iron Age warriors were better at breeding horses – we've ruined them with inbreeding

We could learn a thing or two about horses from the warrior nomads of the Eurasian steppe. The people who lived in what is now Kazakhstan in the 1st …

Prehistory

Video: Sacrifice of ancient horses gives clues to their domestication

Genetic study reveals what Iron and Bronze Age peoples were selecting for

Anthropology

This Bournemouth Girlguide camp is planning to build an Iron Age roundhouse

A GIRLGUIDE group is planning to build an Iron Age roundhouse as part of a project to investigate the 3,000-year-old hill fort where their campsite …

Archaeology

Excavation at site of 'ancient wag' in Caithness

<b>Archaeologists are excavating the site of what is thought to be an Iron Age home known as a wag.</b><p>A small scale excavation was done at Burn of Swartigill south of Wick in Caithness in 2015.<p>A copper alloy fragment thought to have been part of a brooch possibly worn by a person of high status was among …

Archaeology

Whetstone found at suspected Iron Age site near Wick

<b>A tool used for sharpening metal objects has been uncovered during an archaeological dig of a suspected Iron Age site in Caithness.</b><p>The whetstone was found at the weekend, which marked the end of the excavation at Burn of Swartigill south of Wick.<p>The site is thought to contain the remains of an Iron …

Archaeology

Excavation at site of 'ancient wag' in Caithness

<b>Archaeologists are excavating the site of what is thought to be an Iron Age home known as a wag.</b><p>A small scale excavation was done at Burn of Swartigill south of Wick in Caithness in 2015.<p>A copper alloy fragment thought to have been part of a brooch possibly worn by a person of high status was among …

Archaeology

More surgeons must start doing basic science

They say they don't have the time or incentives to do research — and that’s dangerous for translational medicine.<p>In Steven Soderbergh’s classy …

Medicine