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June 2003 index:
3 June 2003
- Prehistoric site discovered in Pakistan
- A Bahauddin Zakariya University archaeologist has discovered a prehistoric site at Vohawa in Dera Ghazi Khan (Pakistan). The discoverer, Zubair Shafi Ghauri, is doing research on "Early and mature Harappan...
- Neolithic henges threatened by quarrying
- Fears are growing over a threat to the prehistoric henges at Thornborough, near West Tanfield (England), and there was a massive show of support by the "Friends of Thornborough" who...
4 June 2003
- Prehistoric stone tools in Qinhai-Tibet Plateau
- Thirteen sites of prehistoric stone tools have been discovered by Chinese archaeologists during a field survey on the Qinhai–Tibet Plateau, indicating that human activity had reached the plateau region, which...
- Further digs planned for Irish midlands bog
- As a follow-up to the discovery of a male torso of possible Iron Age origin found in early May near Daingean in Co Offaly (Republic of Ireland), further excavations for...
- Bones of cavemen warriors found in Spain
- Archaeologists in Barcelona (Spain) have announced the discovery of the remains of about 160 bodies killed in a battle more than 4,000 years ago. Dolmens formed the entrance to a...
- Stone Age skull found on school outing
- A schoolboy from Napp School in Lofoten (Norway) has discovered a human skull that may be between 5,000 and 6,000 years old. 11 year old Aleksander Johansen spotted “something white”...
7 June 2003
- 900 stones at the Ring of Brodgar?
- According to Ted Fawcett, a former National Trust official, the Ring of Brodgar stone circle (Scotland) could have looked totally different when it was originally constructed, He presented the results...
8 June 2003
- Excavation of former Leetsdale island completed
- The deepest stratified dig of its kind in Pennsylvania (USA) has now been completed after three years of work by archaeologists, geologists, botanists, geophysicists and volunteers. The site, a section...
- Race against time at Three Gorges
- Archaeologists from two thirds of China’s archaeological institutions have been racing against the clock to rescue cultural relics facing submersion under the Three Gorges Reservoir (South West China). A taskforce...
10 June 2003
- Draft plans for re-routing of Stonehenge road published
- Draft plans for a £193 million road development around Stonehenge (England) have been made public, but divisions still exist over the details. Along with a £57 million visitor centre, it...
- Cache of seal impressions discovered in western India
- A bin containing more than 100 seal impressions dating to 2100–1700 BCE has been discovered amidst excavations at the ancient town of Gilund in southern Rajasthan, India, one of the...
16 June 2003
- Remains of child found in Yorkshire Dales ring cairn
- The bones of a child, believed to have been aged four, have been found in the ring cairn at Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales (England). The discovery was made last...
- Was Arthur's Stone an ancient clock?
- Arthur’s Stone, one of Wales’s best-known landmarks, has become the focus of a recent theory that it may have been one of the world’s first clocks. Researchers are working on...
- Bronze Age barrow for sale in Cornwall
- One of the largest Bronze Age barrows in Cornwall (England), consisting of a double ring of stones enclosing an elevated area about a metre in height, has been put on...
17 June 2003
- Ancient sacrifice site found in China
- A pit believed to be used for ritual sacrifice has been unearthed by archaeologists at the largest and best preserved ancient village in China. The pit, named Jisikeng, was discovered...
- Archaeologists discover Britain’s first cave paintings
- The first examples of prehistoric cave art in Britain have been found at Church Hole cave, Creswell Crags, Derbyshire (England). Estimated at 12,000 years old, the depictions appear to be...
18 June 2003
- Mapping ancient sites on the Emirates
- Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey (Adias) has just completed mapping of known sites on the island and more than 40 archaeological sites or groups of sites have now been identified...
- Seahenge on tour
- A travelling exhibition on Seahenge, the Bronze Age timber circle discovered on a Norfolk beach (England), has been mounted at Holme-Next-the-Sea by English Heritage and Norfolk County Council. After the...
20 June 2003
- The Neolithic in India
- Recent excavations at Jhusi (India) by the Department of Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology, University of Allahabad, has revealed that this area had become the nuclear region of rice cultivation...
- Stonehenge Summer Solstice plans
- English Heritage will provide managed open access to Stonehenge for the summer Solstice 2003 The Stones will be open from 02:00 hours to 12 noon on Saturday 21 June. The...
21 June 2003
- Ancient tools found at football ground
- Archaeologists have found a cluster of flint tools during a dig on the site of a new stand at Carrow Road, home of Norwich City Football Club (England). The tools...
29 June 2003
- Hull’s archaeological heritage at risk
- Local people, city archaeologists and councillors are concerned that plans to build 105 homes at Castle Grange, Hull (England) could mean the loss of Bronze Age relics and a suspected...
- Orkney site may be first farm in Britain
- The only Neolithic wooden structures found in Orkney (reported in Archaeo News, 7 May 2003) could also be the earliest farm settlements discovered so far in Britain. The finds at...
- Ancient Tibetan relics found
- Recent archaeological discoveries in Tibet will go some way towards providing insights into ancient Tibetan societies, according to the Xinhua news agency. A haul of 37 groups, including stoneware, tombs...
30 June 2003
- Prehistoric shoes better than modern boots
- Prehistoric 'shoes' made out of bearskin and hay are better for mountain walks than modern hiking boots, claims an expert. Shoe specialist Petr Hlavacek has been studying the shoes found...
- 30,000 celebrate summer solstice at Stonehenge
- Tens of thousands of sun worshippers have been treated to a spectacular dawn as they saw in the summer solstice at Stonehenge. Police and English Heritage said about 30,000 gathered...
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