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April 2007 index:

8 April 2007
Possible missing stone and bank at Long Meg
A student is leading the way in unlocking the mysteries of an ancient stone circle, Long Meg and her Daughters, near Little Salkeld (England). Sarah Potter, of Yanwath, who is...
The home-hunting habits of prehistoric Britons
Pre-historic cave-dwellers may have placed the same emphasis on finding the right location for their homes as modern house-hunters, a new study has revealed. Four hundred caves in the Peak...
An Taisce takes action to save Tara
The Campaign to Save Tara warmly welcomed the High Court action taken by An Taisce against the Irish Minister for Transport and the National Roads Authority. The Campaign claims that...
5000-year-old platform unearthed in Iran
A 5000-year-old brick platform has been discovered at the Qoli Darvish Tepe near Qom, central Iran. "The platform was discovered during the fourth phase of excavations at Qoli Darvish and...
Ancient graves and ovens unearthed in Thailand
The Mineral Resources Department (MRD) of Thailand have unearthed two more ancient ovens in Phitsanuloke's Muang district, while local archaeologists in Nakhon Ratchasima Thursday found ten ancient graves with human...
China's earliest modern human
The remains of one of the earliest modern humans to inhabit eastern Asia have been unearthed in a cave in China. Researchers found 34 bone fragments belonging to a single...
Excavations at 3000-year-old Jinsha
The archeological site of Jinsha located in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province (China), have been the capital of the Shu Kingdom close to 3,000 years ago. After some...
Carpow long-boat exhibition opens
A colourful and interesting exhibition of photographs about the now famous Carpow log-boat has opened at the Laing Museum in Newburgh (Fife, Scotland). At around 3000 years old, the log-boat...
Stonehenge amulets worn by elite
A recent find indicates clothing ornaments thought to confer supernatural power might have originally been designed by Stonehenge leaders 4,000 years ago. While working two months ago in South Lowestoft,...
Aerial images to discover ancient sites of Exmoor
Archaeologists are hoping to unlock the secrets of Exmoor's ancestors by using a bird's eye view of ancient sites and monuments. British prehistory experts Cain Hegarty and Katherine Toms are...
16 April 2007
3000-year-old Iranian cemetery to be excavated
By improving of climatic conditions in mountainous regions of Iranian Lorestan province, archeologists are determined to resume their excavations in Babajilan 3000-year-old cemetery, located in this province. Illegal excavation has...
Maize farming in Mexico dated back to 5,300 BCE
A Florida State University anthropologist has discovered new evidence that suggests that ancient farmers in Mexico cultivated an early form of maize, the forerunner of modern corn, about 7,300 years...
Statue found in ancient Iranian grave
Archeologists have unearthed an ancient statue which was buried as if to represent a corpse, shedding new light on Iran's Iron Age (between 1400 and 550 BCE). The archeologists uncovered...
Early humans in Japan produced stone tools
Humans may have trekked up a mountain 35,000 years ago in what is now Tochigi Prefecture (Japan) to dig up raw obsidian ore to process into stone tools, archaeologists say....
Scan for 4600-year-old skulls
A pair of 46-hundred-year-old skulls from Iraq will be given a C-T scan in Philadelphia (USA). It promises to reveal the faces of two of the dozens of sacrificial victims...
Bronze Age gold ring declared treasure in Britain
A 3,000-year-old gold ring found in Buntingford (Hertfordshire, England) has been declared as treasure. The penannular ring from the Bronze Age has been dated by an expert as being from...
Archaeologists find 3 prehistoric bodies in Mexico
Mexican archaeologists found remains of two women and a man that can be traced to more than 10,000 years ago in the Mayan area of Tulum, Mexico's National Anthropology and...
Tents for Maltese megalithic sites: a temporary solution
The protective structures that will be erected over two of Malta's megalithic temples, Mnajdra and Hagar Qim, are good for 25 to 30 years and will be a "means of...
Non-conventional hunt for Cumbrian stone circles
A cambridge historian is to use divining rods to locate forgotten stone circles. Paul Daw is visiting Cumbria (England) this month to use the controversial rods - believed by some...
Ancient copper artefacts unearthed in UAE
Copper artefacts more than 4,000 years old were discovered at a new site in Sharjah, (UAE) the department of culture and information announced. A large semi-spherical copper ingot weighing almost...
22 April 2007
Neolithic settlement near Prague under threat
Czech Republic's spotty record preserving archaeological sites could mean archaeologist Petr Brestanovsky's vision of an open-air museum, exhibiting Liberec region's (North Bohemia) newly discovered prehistoric settlement, may not come to...
Iran dam opens amid heritage fear
A new dam is due to open in southern Iran amid criticism it will flood an ancient site holding archaeological relics dating back 7,000 years. The government says the Sivand...
The wave that may have destroyed Crete
The legend of Atlantis may be more than just a myth. Research on the Greek island of Crete suggests Europe's earliest civilisation was destroyed by a giant tsunami. Until about...
Ancient Thracian chariot unearthed in Bulgaria
A completely intact Thracian chariot was unearthed by the Bulgarian archaeologist Vesselin Ignatov. The chariot was found near a burial barrow close to the central Bulgarian town of Nova Zagora....
Wollemi find an Aboriginal seat of the gods
A rock platform in the heart of the Wollemi wilderness may be the closest thing Australia has to Mount Olympus, the seat of the gods in Greek mythology. Last spring...
Archaeologists discover remains of ancient Floridians
Archaeologists have found ancient human remains at another Brickell Avenue development site, additional evidence that downtown Miami and much of South Florida (USA) was inhabited thousands of years ago. Fragmented...
3,000 years ago Malaysia was a pottery-making hub
From about 3,000 until 2,000 years ago the Semporna peninsula (Malaysia) was a late Stone Age population hub and craft centre. Experts from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), the Sabah Museum...
29 April 2007
Megalithic Conference in Glastonbury
The second annual 'Megalithomania conference' is taking place at the Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury (England) on 19th and 20th May. John Michell, is the maim inspiration for Megalithomania - named after...
Rock Art workshop and survey
New Mexico State University and Lawrence Loendorf will conduct a rock art workshop and survey project for the United States Army Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site of southeastern Colorado (USA). The...
Hungarian burial site yields unique archaeological find
Archaeologists exploring a Neolithic burial site in Tolna County (Hungary), have discovered what may easily be the most exciting tomb ever unearthed in Europe, Professor Istvan Zalai-Gaal, who has been...
Prehistoric landscape found below the North Sea waves
A lost landscape where early humans roamed more than 8,000 years ago has been discovered beneath the British North Sea. A map of the underwater world reveals criss-crossing rivers, giant...
Bronze Age find in England
A British metal-detecting novice who unearthed an 'extremely important' hoard of Bronze Age artefacts has said his discovery was due to 'sheer luck'. John Minns, from Arbroath, Angus, made the...
Petroglyphs vandalized, tagged with gang graffiti
Petroglyph National Monument is the latest target of an ongoing battle between Albuquerque (New Mexico, USA) gangs bent on proving dominance, this time by vandalizing the hallowed and historic park...
Studying early China, to learn why civilizations rise and fall
Over the past 10 years, Zhichun Jing has been excavating the cities of the late Shang Dynasty. Flourishing between 1,200 and 1,050 BCE, the Shang was one of the first...
Bronze Age life by airport runway
Archaeologists have published findings of an important Bronze Age settlement at Manchester Airport (England). The dig uncovered Early Bronze Age artefacts at Oversley Farm in Styal. The finds - which...
Stone Age remains unearthed in Sweden
Archaeologists in Gothenburg (Sweden) have found the remains of an early Stone Age house. The discovery was made on a building site in the Kallebäck area of the city. Residents...
Evidence of ancient human activity on Ram Sethu
Scientific evidences point to human activity in ancient times on both sides of Ram Sethu (the narrow sea between India and Sri Lanka) as found by Dept. of Earth Sciences...

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