January 2000 index:
30 January 2000
- Conserving the underwater Scottish heritage
- Historic Scotland has published its Operational Policy Paper on Conserving the Underwater Heritage.
- Stoney Littleton Long Barrow being repaired
- According to Chris Smith, English Heritage's Assistant Director, conservation work to the ceiling of Stoney Littleton long barrow is being carried out right now.
- 8300 BCE child's remains in Cyprus
- The child's remains which were found in a well in western Cyprus five years ago have been dated back to 8300 BCE, which would make them the island's oldest such...
- Early iron smelting
- Excavations at Tell Hammeh, on the north bank of Jordan's Zarqa River, have revealed evidence of what may be the oldest-known iron smelting.
- Winter solstice televised from Newgrange
- It was defined as nature's "true millennium" and it was beamed from Ireland all over the world on 21st December 1999. The passing of the winter solstice - the shortest day of the year - was televised from Newgrange Neolithic burial mound in County Meath in Ireland.
- The Kennewick Man is 9,000 years old
- A bone sample taken from Kennewick Man, one of the oldest and most complete skeletons ever found in North America, indicates the skeleton is about 9,000 years old, likely meaning it will be legally classified as Native American, according to reports.
- Fire destroys unique archaeological records
- Flag Fen, one of the world's most important archaeological sites, near Peterborough (Great Britain) was devastated by fire.