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October 2005 index:
1 October 2005
- Ancient findings unearthed in Israel
- Israel has unveiled an underground archaeological site near a disputed Jerusalem Holy shrine, nearly a decade after the opening of an exhibit in the same area that sparked widespread Palestinian...
- Unearthing secrets of the earliest Scottish settlers
- Archaeologists are hoping to unearth secrets that some of Scotland's earliest settlers are still keeping during a weeklong excavation in the northeast. A Mesolithic site, dating as far back as...
- Prehistoric skeletons found in Moroccan Cave
- A team of Moroccan archaeologists working in the well-known Grotte des Pigeons Cave at Tafoghalt, near Oujda, Morocco, have recently brought to light human remains dating to around 11,000 to...
- Holy cow statue discovered in Iran
- Archaeological excavations in Gohar Tepe, in the Mazandaran province in Iran, led to the discovery of the remains of the statues of some cows, which were most probably used in...
- Bronze Age treasure trove goes on display
- A hoard of Bronze Age gold buried in a field in Wales for 3,000 years is to go on public display next month. It was unearthed by metal detector enthusiasts...
- New study of 3,000-year-old Yemeni inscriptions
- The American Embassy in Yemen is funding a project that will help restore sticks that bear engravings dating back to the time of the Kingdom of Sheba (around 1000 BCE)....
- Animal footprints discovered on ancient bricks
- A team of archaeologists working at the Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat Complex (Iran) recently discovered the footprints of several animals at the ancient site. Archaeologist Mohammadreza Rokni said that the team...
4 October 2005
- Scientists say Armenian ancient sites are being destroyed
- A joint Armenian-American-British archeological expedition has found another example of the destruction of ancient Armenian monuments. This time it is in the Syunik marz of Armenia. In the village of...
7 October 2005
- Archaeologists uncover 2,500-year old ceramics near Tabor
- Archaeologists in Tabor (South Bohemia, Czech Republic) have uncovered broken pieces of valuable ancient ceramics at a parking lot in Tabor, the oldest of which date back to the 6th...
- Nevada probing damage to prehistoric site
- Looters in search of prehistoric artifacts did extensive damage to a sensitive archaeological site in the Wendover (Nevada, USA) area, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Archeologists from...
- Jewel of the Magdalenian Period
- A necklace and pendants made 15,500 years ago have been discovered in the Praile I cave, it is the most important Upper Paleolithic find in the Basque Country in recent...
- British walker discovers 5,000-year-old log path
- For 5,000 years, one of the world's oldest footpaths has remained a hidden secret, locked deep beneath the earth in South Yorkshire (UK). That was until walker Mick Oliver quite...
9 October 2005
- Dig proves ancient trash is modern-day treasure
- One of the most ambitious Missouri Department of Transportation projects this year is exploring the state’s past. In an unprecedented $5 million undertaking, the USA state is paying archaeologists to...
- Modern potato had roots in Peru
- US researchers said that the potato was first cultivated in southern Peru more than 7000 years ago, citing DNA evidence to resolve a scientific debate about the origins of the...
- Dig unearths ancient treasures in Buckinghamshire
- Prehistoric treasures were unearthed by the Marlow Archaeological Society MAS (Buckinghamshire, England) last month as they completed their lottery-sponsored dig. A large number of prehistoric flints and pottery dating back...
- Prehistoric mounds plowed in Khuzestan
- Farmers almost entirely destroyed two ancient mounds, or tepes, in Susa, Khuzestan Province (Iran), while they were plowing the site for cultivation. "The site had initially been excavated by a...
- Ancient gambler skeleton unearthed in Iran
- Archaeologists excavating the ancient cemetery of Gohar Tepe of Mazandaran, north of Iran, discovered some 600 pieces of bone used in a gambling game inside the tomb of a woman....
- Neolithic daily life shown in dig at ancient Greek site
- The finds at Avgi in Kastoria (northern Greece) are far from common. At a site of 3.5 hectares near the Aghia Triada municipality, a 7,500-year-old rural community has been unearthed....
- Knappers use Stone Age techniques to carve tools
- More than 10,000 years ago, prehistoric Americans attached sharpened stone "points" to spears and hunted woolly mammoths. In the 1960s and 1970s, a handful of archeologists made basic, often clumsy...
- Britain's ancient sites destroyed by agriculture
- Some of the oldest highways in Britain, built over 5,000 years ago to guide Bronze Age man across the treacherous wetlands of the Somerset Levels, have been completely destroyed by...
- Prehistoric cannibalism at Yorkshire Dales
- New research on bones discovered in six Dales caves (Yorkshire, England) has revealed that farming in the area dates back thousands of years – and with it a history of...
- An 'African Stonehenge' discovered in Tunisia
- An ancient megalithic site, similar for its sheer size to the famous Stonehenge complex, has been recently discovered in Africa by a team of Italian archaeologists. According to an article...
- African rock art under threat
- At Kakapel (Kenia) there are two markedly different manmade etchings on a rock face: one, dating back thousands of years and featuring the outline of an elephant, is a sign...
16 October 2005
- Bull-horn pendant unearthed at Gohar-Tappeh
- An ancient skeleton of child and a bronze pendant with a bull-horn motif were unearthed at the ancient site of Gohar-Tappeh, the director of an archaeological team working on the...
- Prehistoric gouging tool found in Maine
- Rainville and Michele Mannion had been hoping to plant a spruce tree on the north side of the house they are renovating on Camden Street (Camden, Maine, USA) when they...
- Chinese scientists uncover 4,000-year-old bowl of noodles
- Scientists have uncovered the world's oldest known noodles, dating back 4,000 years, at an archaeological site, Lajia, along the upper reaches of the Yellow river in north-west China, possibly ending...
- Bones of dismembered warriors unearthed in Iran
- Archaeologists recently unearthed a great number of skeletons at the ancient site of Tul Talesh (Iran), which are believed to be the remains of warriors who were dismembered and killed...
- Unique insight into the Bronze Age in Wicklow
- An upcoming archaeology event in Roundwood offers a unique insight into the Bronze Age in Wicklow (Ireland). A special exploration of archaeological discoveries from all around the county will take...
- Survey of Iron Age hill fort in Cornwall
- A full archaeological survey of one of the oldest sites in Penzance (Cornwall, England) - the Iron Age Lescudjack Hill Fort - is due to begin at the end of...
- Project to help Dorset people love ancient barrows
- A new project aims to increase people's awareness, knowledge and appreciation of the landscape between Weymouth and Dorchester (Dorset, England). It is being launched on November 5 by the Dorset...
- Ancient tablets unearthed in Turkey
- Tablets belonged to Hittite and Asurian trade colonies, and stone-relief of Hittite gods were unearthed during excavations in Kayalipinar ruins near Yildizeli town of central Turkish city of Sivas.. German...
- Winged goddesses flew over Iran
- The recent excavations in Rabat Teppe archaeological site in Sardasht, Northwestern Iran, led to discovery of a series of icons of winged goddesses on bricks which belong to 3000 years...
- Prehistoric avenue found at Durrington Walls
- A team of archaeologists from Sheffield University have revealed significant new insights into the role of Stonehenge after discovering a prehistoric ceremonial road. The team, also from four other universities,...
22 October 2005
- Devil's Quoits stone circle is being restored
- The Devil's Quoits Stone Circle and Henge, near Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire (UK) only just survived the 20th century. Part of an ancient north-south trade route in a landscape rich Neolithic...
- Stone-age colony discovered at Lake Bracciano
- In early August, underwater archaeologists excavating at Lake Bracciano, north of Rome (Italy), brought up a nine meter-long dugout canoe hewn from a massive oak trunk. Some 9,000 years old,...
23 October 2005
- Public asked for views on ancient hillfort
- The consultation about what to do with Castle Hill, Yorkshire's largest and most imposing Iron Age hillfort in Huddersfield (England) has started. The future of the ancient earthwork has been...
- Archaeologists to excavate prehistoric sites in Iran
- A team of archaeologists are planning to begin excavations at two ancient mounds in eastern Isfahan Province (Iran) in the near future, the director of Isfahan Archaeology Office announced. Mohsen...
- Mysterious grave found in Gohar Tepe, Iran
- Discovery of a 3000-year-old skeleton with a bronze strap and a semicircle bronze horseshoe from under its head has raised a lot of questions for archaeologists about such an unknown...
- Protecting Maltese heritage
- Over the past few years, efforts have been stepped up to protect the many Maltese heritage sites. Last week, restoration work on the Ggantija Temples, on the outskirts of Xaghra,...
- Archeologist urges Lake Worth to preserve its past
- The area that is now the Lake Worth Beach (Florida, USA) is one of several sites in Lake Worth that archaeologists believe contains artifacts dating back hundreds, and maybe thousands...
- Art to raise Ridgeway's profile
- A campaign to raise public awareness of a historic countryside area to safeguard it for the future is to be launched next month. The campaign is to use a range...
- Native Americans mounds in Ohio hold history
- Nearly 2,000 years ago, the inhabitants of what is now Newark (Ohio, USA) revered above all things, the moon - so much that they built an enormous, accurate and perhaps...
- Squatters, scribble threaten Peru's Nazca lines
- The latest threat to Nazca, the vast U.N. World Heritage site where the enigmatic shapes and lines, stylized figures of birds and animals were etched in the desert some 2,000...
- Occult pratices at an ancient site
- The spectre of occult practices in the West of England reared its head as police investigated a second case of ritual sheep slaughter near an ancient site on an isolated...
- Neolithic cemetery, artifacts unearthed in Sahara
- Archaeologists have excavated a trove of Stone Age human skeletons and artifacts on the shores of an ancient lake in the Sahara. The seven nearby sites include an extensive cemetery...
- Carved stone intrigues Scottish archaeologists
- One of the oldest carved stones ever found in the Highlands of Scotland has given experts an intriguing mystery to solve. Archaeologists say designs on the 5000-year-old stone slab discovered...
- Ancient ritual cauldron unearthed in Bulgaria
- Bulgarian treasure-hunters discovered an ancient bronze cauldron, used for ritual funerals more than thirty centuries ago. The cauldron was found near the Utroba cave, close to Kurdzhali, Southern Bulgaria. It...
30 October 2005
- 2,000-year-old burial site found on Shetland
- Archaeologists working on Shetland's most northerly isle have discovered a burial site more than 2,000 years old. The site at Sand Wick on Unst, thought to date back to the...
- Prehistoric sites discovered near carriageway in Ireland
- Nineteen archaeological sites including a Neolithic settlement have been found along the route of the next stage of the Belfast to Dublin road upgrade. Construction of the nine-mile high quality...
- A dozen Iron Age roundhouses uncovered in Inverness
- Archaeologists are excavating in Scotland what they describe as "the most important site found in Inverness for decades". They discovered the remains of an entire village, 'industrial estate' and trading...
- Ancient Indian burial site found in Riverhead park
- Last week's stormy weather uncovered what experts said may be an important early American Indian burial site at Indian Island County Park in Riverhead (New York, USA). The site was...
- Archaeologists discuss man's origins in the USA
- A University of Texas archaeologist opened the highly anticipated "Clovis in the Southeast" conference at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center by rejecting the premise on which many experts once based...
- New find in Iran may be ancient musical instrument
- A team of archaeologists recently discovered an unidentified artifact in a grave beside a skeleton at the ancient site of Gohar-Tappeh in Mazandaran Province. The director of the team, Ali...
- Prehistoric observatory discovered in China
- Chinese archaeologists said they have found the world earliest observatory, dated back to some 4,100 years ago, in north China's Shanxi Province. The ancient observatory in the Taosi relics site...
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