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September 2006 index:

2 September 2006
Low water level reveals prehistoric skeleton in Texas
Austin Archeologists say a prehistoric skeleton and campsite discovered on the muddy shore of Lake Travis (Texas, USA) could be between 700 and two-thousand years old. A crew excavated the...
Jurab Tepe dated to 5000 BCE
The first season of stratigraphy works in Jurab Tepe in Hamadan province (Iran) led to discovery of some earthenware belonging to 5000 BCE which shows that the age of Jurab...
Enigmatic structure unearthed at Brodgar
As another season's work draws to a close, the Stenness side of the Ness of Brodgar (Orkney, Scotland) continues to throw up archaeological surprises including two pieces of iconic...
Ancient gold coins found in Kyrgyzstan
Possibly the world's most ancient gold coin has been discovered in a high mountain lake in Kyrgyzstan, the chief of an archeological expedition said. Academic Vladimir Ploskikh said an expedition...
Archaeologist talks about ancient Algarve landscape
The next Algarve Archaeological Association (AAA) talk will be held on Tuesday, September 5, and will be given by Rui Parreira. Rui has held a number of posts in the...
Seeking the secrets of Stonehenge
Archaeologists have been digging ancient sites around Stonehenge to find clues about when they were first built. The dig, being conducted by archaeologists from several universities, is part of the...
Iron Age chamber found on North Uist
An underground chamber undisturbed since the Iron Age was revealed on North Uist (Western Isles, Scotland) when a 10ft hole opened beneath the wheel of a tractor. Archaeologists assessed the...
Apulian menhir damaged
One of the four standing stones of the so-called "Sovereto-Bitonto" alignment has been pulled down by vandals. The menhir is located in Bosco della Ginestra, near Terlizzi (Bari), in Apulia,...
16 September 2006
Gristhorpe Man: a Bronze Age warrior chieftain?
Gristhorpe Man, who was found buried in a tree trunk in England in the 19th century, has been identified as a Bronze Age warrior chieftain by archaeologists. Although a few...
British stone circle revealed by drought
Enthusiastic stone circle hunters witnessed a rare spectacle this summer as resevoir water levels fell in the drought. A rarely seen stone circle emerged from the depths of Walshaw Dean...
Dig suggests ancient nomads in Connecticut built pit houses
A long-held theory about the migrations of ancient inhabitants of eastern Connecticut (USA) might change in light of an archaeological dig that has unearthed homes built into a hillside. Researchers...
3000-year-old warrior holding a sword discovered in Iran
Archeologists in Kouramar village in the northern Iranian province of Gilan discovered the remains of a skeleton with a sword in his hand, belonging to some 3000 years ago. According...
Neolithic figurine unearthed in Italy
Archaeologists have unearthed the largest Neolithic female figurine ever found in Italy. The 7,000-year-old stone statuette, discovered during excavations of a burial site near the northern Italian city of Parma,...
Dig set to uncover Teesside's Iron Age past
Archaeologists are hoping to uncover more Iron Age artefacts during a dig at a Teesside farm (England). The dig will be the fifth at Foxrush Farm in Redcar and previous...
Canadian quarry full of ancient artifacts
Oilsands activity in Edmonton (Canada) has uncovered vast wealth of a different kind - a 10,000-year-old quarry rich with tools and weapons from some of the first Albertans, including a...
Ancient rock art found in Eagle Mountain
Development in Eagle Mountain, a booming Utah County city (USA), is nearly impossible to slow down. Unless, of course, you run into 6,000-year-old petroglyphs. That's the predicament developers faced when...
Oldest writing in the New World discovered in Mexico
New research published this week in Science details the discovery of a stone (serpentine) block in Veracruz, Mexico, containing a previously unknown system of writing, thought to be the earliest...
26 September 2006
Bronze Age round barrow found in Norwich
An excavation in Ber Street unearthed findings of the one of the most significant discoveries in Norwich (England) for more than 60 years. They are believed to come from a...
Druid campaign for sacred sites
A retired engineer from Swansea (Wales) is campaigning for ancient burial sites to be considered sacred ground, claiming that academics from Oxford are 'grave robbers'. Chris Warwick, who is now...
Scientist looks to Wales for Neanderthal blood
Bryan Sykes, a professor of human genetics at Oxford University, says the last of the real Neanderthal bloodline could have been carried by a pair of Mid Wales twins who...
Neolithic settlement unearthed in Turkey
A team of archaeologists working at the Ulucak tumulus, located in İzmir's Kemalpaşa district, have unearthed a Neolithic settlement area dating back some 8,400 years. Archaeologist Fulya Dedeoğlu of Ege...
9,500-year-old decorated skulls uncovered in Syria
Archaeologists said they had uncovered decorated human skulls dating back as long as 9,500 years ago from a burial site near the Syrian capital Damascus. "The human skulls date back...

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