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April 2006 index:
2 April 2006
- Blueprint to save Iron Age hill fort
- A conservation blueprint to safeguard the future of the historic Castle Hill site in Huddersfield (Yorkshire, England) has been unveiled. Castle Hill is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and has been...
- Fate of Peavine petroglyphs to be decided
- The fate of three boulders inscribed with ancient Indian rock art that were stolen from Peavine Mountain (Nevada, USA) is undecided after a court case involving the theft has ended....
- CD-ROM: The Host of Henllys and The Defeat of Carn Alw
- Pupils from Eglwyswrw School (Pembrokeshire, Wales) donned warrior cloaks at Castell Henllys Iron Age fort for the official launch of the CD-ROM, 'The Host of Henllys and The Defeat of...
- Ancient mounds give glimpse into Indian mining operations
- Last month, the Department of the Interior announced the designation of several National Historic Landmarks. Among them is the Silver Mound Archaeological District in Jackson, Wisconsin (USA). Contrary to its...
- Arts project explores stone circles
- The origins of the stone circles of the Eden Valley (East Cumbria, England) are to be explored thanks to a new arts project. Penrith Museum has been awarded a grant...
- Music did help human ancestors survive
- In Steven Mithen's imagination, the small band of Neanderthals gathered 50,000 years ago around the caves of Le Moustier, in what is now the Dordogne region of France, were butchering...
- New interpretation board at Uley Bury
- The reasons why Uley Bury, near Dursley (Gloucestershire, England) is such an important landmark have been set in stone. A new interpretation board explaining the history, archaeology, ecology and geology...
- Origin of domestic horses probed through DNA
- Chinese archaeologists are studying the DNA samples extracted from the bones of horses unearthed from ancient sites to probe the origin of domestic horses in China. It's still a mystery...
6 April 2006
- The secrets of ancient Syrian settlements
- For a time in 2003, it looked like archeological exploration in the Middle East might come to a halt. In the past year, University of Arkansas assistant professor Jesse Casana...
- A call for 'Achievable Stonehenge'
- Campaigners for early improvements to the surroundings of Stonehenge have expressed delight that a number of high profile organisations have now called for the same thing. "Everyone who has visited...
- New group for discussion of Iron Age hill forts
- A Yahoo! Group on the subject of Iron Age hill forts has been created, out of an interest in finding out more about their distribution, and to draw together general...
- Prehistoric and Roman Coastal Saltmaking in Britain
- One day conference about 'Prehistoric and Roman Coastal Saltmaking in Britain' will be held on Saturday 10th June 2006 at Boston Conference Centre, Skirbeck Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6AQ (England)....
- Ploughing at Thornborough: a new problem?
- TimeWatch have been contacted by locals at Thornborough (North Yorkshire, England) asking why the central henge has been quarried. During a recent talk, they were led to believe that the...
- Prehistoric dentists
- Italian researchers say they have found the world's oldest dentists - drilling away in Pakistan 9,000 years ago. The Neolithic precursors of today's dental experts "used tiny flint-tipped wooden drills...
- Secrets of 'swamp girl' revealed in Germany
- German scientists said a girl whose 2650-year-old skeleton was found in a swamp in the east of the country had lived a short life marked by famine. 'Moora', as the...
- Iron Age settlement discovered in Yorkshire
- An Iron Age settlement has been unearthed in the path of a village by-pass in East Yorkshire (England). Archaeologists have found the remains of an ancient round house, stones for...
9 April 2006
- Ancient Chinese city reveal superb technology
- In Lingjiatan, Hanshan County of Anhui Province in China, archaeologists have discovered a primitive site that was inhabited 5,000 years ago. Superb drilling technology and the world's earliest stone drill...
- Traces of an unknown culture from 5000 BCE found in Texas
- A study of ancient human remains and artifacts found in the Guadalupe River floodplain of south Victoria County (Texas, USA) shows that a relatively advanced people who had contacts with...
- Ancient settlement found in Italy
- Italian archaeologists Lorenzo and Stefania Quilici of Bologna and Naples universities believe they have found the ancient city of Amyclae. The large, massive-walled settlement dating from the VI to III...
- Prehistoric sites discovered in western Iran
- The team of archaeologists working at Sar-e Pol-e Zahab in Kermanshah Province (Iram) recently discovered forty more prehistoric and historic sites. The head of the team, Mahin Kermanjani, said that experts...
14 April 2006
- Discovery of a huge Achaemenid building in Iran
- Archeological excavations in area no. 73 of Bolaghi Gorge historical site (Iran) with the aim of finding cultural evidence from the fourth millennium BCE led to the discovery of the...
- Engraved image discovered at 5000-year-old cemetery
- A team of Iranian archaeologists recently discovered a pottery work bearing an engraved image of a naked man at the 5000-year-old Espidej cemetery. "The pottery work was made of...
- New plans for Stonehenge centre
- English Heritage has resubmitted plans for a £67m visitor centre at Stonehenge in Wiltshire (England). Salisbury District Council turned down the original application in July 2005 due to environmental concerns....
- Bronze Age treasure trove unearthed in Northumberland
- Gold rings dating back 3000 years to the Bronze Age were among a hoard of riches found near Haggerston Castle (Northumberland, England) by a man using a metal detector. A...
16 April 2006
- Digging starts on 'Europe's first pyramids' in Bosnia
- Excavation work started on what a Bosnian explorer claims to be Europe's first pyramids in an area north of Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina). A team of experts started digging at the site...
- Neolithic boat replica to be launched in Scotland
- A prehistory park in Scotland hope to launch a replica stone age boat to test whether theories on ancient design hold water. A 20ft craft, similar to those used by...
- The pillage of Bengal's ancient history
- The economy in this small, nondescript pocket of rural Bengal is booming. And not due to a miraculous leap in agricultural yield but the highly lucrative business of smuggling priceless...
23 April 2006
- Prehistoric finds unearthed in Wyoming
- A preliminary report on an archaeological dig says Hell's Half Acre, west of Casper (wyoming, USA), was home to prehistoric American Indians at least 1,200 years ago, and perhaps as...
- Beheaded skeletons replay Chinese war history
- Chinese archaeologists have unearthed some 30 beheaded skeletons dating back more than 2,000 years in central China's Henan Province. The skeletons were obviously warriors, the tallest of whom was at...
- Ancient earthworks electronically rebuilt
- Native American cultures that once flourished in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia constructed geometric and animal-shaped earth works. A few are still extant – Serpent Mound in Adams County,...
- 3,000-year-old roundhouse found in Norfolk
- Evidence of a roundhouse that could be up to 3,000 years old has been uncovered near the North Sea coast in Norfolk (England). The site in Lowestoft has revealed finds...
- Dig finds 'evidence' of European pyramid
- Researchers unearthed geometrically cut stone slabs that they said could form part of the sloping surface of what they believe is an ancient pyramid lying beneath a huge hill. Archaeologists...
- Study of human migration over 60 000 years
- A project investigating human migration over the last 60 000 years will be discussed at a conference in South Africa next month. The Genographic Project will take DNA samples from...
- New giant picture found on Peru's Nazca plateau
- A new giant picture on the Nazca Plateau in Peru, which is famous for giant patterns that can be seen from the air, has been discovered by a team of...
- Graves of the Pacific's first seafarers revealed
- Little is known about the Lapita peoples, the first settlers of the Western Pacific, other than their ubiquitous calling card: red pottery fragments with intricate designs. But in what's being...
- Ancient mounds in Florida looted in search for gold
- Under the supervision of cultural resource specialist Chuck Blanchard, five rangers spent a day restoring an Indian mound in Florida (USA), on which natives lived from about 500 BCE until...
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