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March 2008 index:

3 March 2008
Archaeological treasures found in Ireland
A beautiful Bronze Age axe and a number of ancient burial grounds have been unearthed near Roscrea during the construction of the new Dublin-Limerick motorway in the area. The bronze...
Archaeologists find 5,500 year old plaza in Peru
A circular plaza built 5,500 years ago has been discovered in Peru, and archaeologists involved in the dig said carbon dating shows it is one of the oldest structures ever...
Ancient human remains found at construction site in California
Archaeologists have removed 174 sets of human remains from a controversial housing development under construction in Huntington Beach, bolstering claims that it was a significant prehistoric Native American settlement. Dave...
Bronze Age tombs unearthed at a road site in Britain
Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient burial ground at the site of a major new road. Evidence of two Bronze Age tombs dating back some 4,000 years were found during work...
Cannibalism may have wiped out Neanderthals
A Neanderthal-eat-Neanderthal world may have spread a mad cow-like disease that weakened and reduced populations of the large Eurasian human, thereby contributing to its extinction, according to a new theory...
Pakistan's stolen prehsitoric artifacts recovered in Italy
Pakistani archaeological artifacts have been recovered from Italy which were smuggled to the country and would now reach home in two months, officials said. Ancient artifacts from museums in the...
Power works avoid Scottish prehistoric site
A power line upgrade in the Scottish Borders has taken a new route - in order to avoid a prehistoric settlement. Scottish Power was installing new posts and lines between...
Drill near London to find evidence of ancient occupation
Archaeologists from Durham University will be returning to a London borough site (England) where a 19th century historian once found flint tools and animal bones. This time, however, the latest...
Ancient toy or whistle found in Cyprus
A small masterpiece of coroplastic Early Bronze Age Cyprus (3500- 2000 BCE), believed to be a water whistle or a toy, was found during the excavations at Pyrgos/Mavrorachi, in...
Heaney claims motorway near Tara desecrates sacred landscape
Poet and Nobel laureate Sťamus Heaney has described the M3 motorway as a ruthless desecration of the sacred landscape around the Hill of Tara, in a BBC documentary broadcast last...
Prehistoric stone circle unearthed in India
An ancient human burial site, estimated to be 3,000 years old, was unearthed at Drugdhamna on Nagpur-Amravati road by the department of ancient Indian history, culture and archaeology, Rashtrasant Tukdoji...
16 March 2008
Also Irish vessels found in Scottish graves
Further evidence that prehistoric Scots travelled considerable distances has come from two graves in Upper Largie, near Kilmartin in Argyll and Bute (Scotland). We already mentioned in one of our...
Turkish site casts ancient man in new light
One of the most intriguing developments in archaeology in recent decades is the serious study of ancient ceremonial life. Previously, 'ceremonial objects' were the odd bits left over after archaeologists...
Quarrying permission near Thornborough Henges
Plans for a controversial quarry extension near Thornborough Henges (North Yorkshire, England) have been thrown into disarray following a legal challenge. Tarmac Northern won planning permission in January 2007 from...
Loughcrew Equinox Dawn March 2008
The Irish Office of Public Works will have staff in attendance at Cairn T at Loughcrew (about 40 km from Newgrange, Co. Meath, Ireland) for the equinox illumination on the...
Ontario lake reveals mysterious structure
In the spring of 2005, diving was conducted in MacDonald Lake as part of a unique submarine project at the Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve. Repeatedly staff of Haliburton...
Rare cave inscriptions discovered in Sri Lanka
A cave with rare ancient inscriptions dating back to more than 10,000 years has reportedly been discovered at Badungala in the PS division of Yakkalamulla in Galle (Sri Lanka). Archaeology...
Stone age bones and axes found off Norfolk coast
Some of the world's best preserved prehistoric landscapes survive in pristine condition at the bottom of the North Sea, archaeologists claimed. The weapons of the stone age Norfolk men who...
Neolithic findings discovered in Azerbaijan
Neolithic and III-I millennium BCE archaeological findings belonging to Yalavlu Tepe culture have been discovered in Zaqatala Region of Azerbaijan, Jahangir Soltanov, Director of Zagatala Regional Ethnography Museum said. J....
Oldest animation discovered In Iran
Long considered a modern invention, animation has apparently been lying about its age. A 5,200-year-old bowl found in Iran's Burnt City in the 1970s features a series of five images...
Native Americans traced to 6 'Founding Mothers'
Nearly all of today's Native Americans in North, Central and South America can trace part of their ancestry to six women whose descendants immigrated around 20,000 years ago, a DNA...
Controversy over M3 motorway in Ireland still rages on
The Irish National Roads Authority is insisting that construction work on the controversial M3 motorway in Co Meath (Ireland) is not damaging a protected national monument at Rath Lugh. Campaigners...
Pictograph in NZ derived from ancient Asian-Pacific culture?
Hanging Rock's famous Ruataniwha image is probably derived from an Asian-Pacific culture more than 4000 years old, according to geographer, ecologist and planner Haikai Tane. Prof Tane is an expert...
Historic Scotland urged to give broch visitor numbers
A challenge is being laid down for Historic Scotland to come forward with visitor numbers to the Clickimin Broch in Lerwick (Shetland) after hopes access to the monument could be...
Iron Age remains found on British school site
Archaeologists have found what they think is the remains of an Iron Age settlement under part of a Wearside school (Sunderland, England). The surprising discovery was made by experts carrying...
23 March 2008
Chinese miners arrested for damaging Neolithic site
A group accused of operating clandestine mines across an important but sparsely guarded complex of Neolithic Chinese culture is now facing criminal trial, Chinese government officials say. The illicit iron-ore...
Oregon obsidian traces history for archaeologists
Clues to the travels of ancient hunters can be found in the glassy debris from volcanoes that they used to make sharp tools and arrowheads. Obsidian is abundant in Oregon...
Neolithic arrowhead discovered near Abu Dhabi oilfield
A flint arrowhead, about 3 cm long, dating back to the Neolithic period, has been discovered just south of the Sahil oilfield, 120 kms south-west of Abu Dhabi city (UAE)...
7,000-year-old UAE skeletal remains give glimpse of the past
An exhibition displaying six skeletal castings 7,000 years old was opened to the public on Sharjah emirates (UAE), offering an insight into the Stone Age period in the region. More...
Neolithic carved stone discovered on a beach in Orkney
A rare piece of Neolithic art has been discovered on a beach in Orkney. The 6,000-year-old relic, thought to be a fragment from a larger piece, was left exposed by...
Archaeologists unearth ancient temple in Yemen
A team of German archaeologists has discovered an ancient temple dating back to 7th century BCE. The discovery was made during excavation works in the ancient Sabaean town of Sirwah,...
Aerial scanning reveals details of ancient sites
New technologies seem to make almost everyone's job easier, and archaeology is no exception. One of the newest and most exciting tools in the archaeologist's kit is aerial laser scanning,...
Ancient bones laid to rest in British Columbia
The ancient remains of 45 First Nations people were finally laid to rest in a traditional reburial ceremony at Poets Cove Resort and Spa (Britsh Columbia, Canada).†As the box containing...
M3 work near Rath Lugh site moves ahead
The Irish National Roads Authority has confirmed work is advancing on the M3 motorway in the area close to Rath Lugh where protestors have set up camp. Up to 50...
Bronze Age skeleton unearthed in Kent
In Greek mythology, Thanatos was the personification of death and mortality. His name was Thanatus in Latin. The Isle of Thanet is an area at the most easterly point of...
Past Horizons Internet magazine launched
A new form of magazine designed to cater for the heritage conservation and archaeological volunteer has been launched. Issue one of 'Past Horizons' (www.pasthorizons.com/magazine) looks at conservation work that you...
Unique cremation graves discovered in Moravia
Czech archaeologists have uncovered unique cremation graves in Prostejov (Moravia, Czech Republic) that date back to the Neolithic period of the Linear Pottery culture. The graves were uncovered during construction...
New tomb for 'Altai Princess' to be built in Siberia
A tomb to house the remains of a woman found after being preserved in ice for 2,500 years will be built in Siberia's Altai Republic, the director of a local...
Early settlement site unearthed in Orkney
There's a new contender for Orkney's earliest settlement, following a two week investigation in Stronsay (Scotland). Naomi Woodward, who discovered two tiny flint arrowheads in Stronsay last year, returned to...
Oldest human remains unearthed in Macedonia
Macedonian archeologists unearthed a skeleton of a human dating from 7,000 BCE, suspected of being the oldest Neolithic inhabitant on the Balkans. The skeleton has been uncovered at the archeological...
Cave sculptures on display for first time in 15,000 years
A museum to open in western France will span one-a-half millenniums of human image-making, from stone chisels to computers. The star of the show, at Angles-sur-L'Anglin, in the départementof Vienne,...
Early Americans may have arrived 2,000 years earlier than thought
A new study by anthropologists suggests that first Americans to come to the country 1,000 to 2,000 years earlier than the 13,500 years ago previously thought. The team, led by...
Sailor to recreate Phoenicians' epic African voyage
On the ancient Syrian island of Arwad, which was settled by the Phoenicians in about 2000 BCE, men are hard at work hammering wooden pegs into the hull of a...
Victoria suburb yields 850 BCE archeological site
Archeologists and Songhees Nation members have been chipping away at a 2,850-year-old aboriginal site, one of the oldest to be found on Vancouver Island (Canada), experts say. "This find is...
31 March 2008
Earliest signs of corn as staple food found in South America
Corn has long been known as the primary food crop in prehistoric North and Central America. Now it appears it may have been an important part of the South American...
Siberian, Native American languages linked
A fast-dying language in remote central Siberia shares a mother tongue with dozens of Native American languages spoken thousands of miles away, new research confirms. The finding may allow linguists...
Conflict alert for ancient British Columbian sites
Without a radical shift in thinking about first nations archaeology, British Columbia (Canada) is in danger of losing what is left of its ancient heritage and sparking heated conflict with...
'First European' is 1.2 million years old
An analysis of an ancient jaw containing teeth has confirmed that humans reached Western Europe well over a million years ago, far earlier than previously thought. The prehistoric fossil was...
Iron Age bones found at Olympic site in London
Archaeologists uncovered four skeletons in Iron Age graves on the site of the London 2012 Olympic Park. The graves were in an area of a buried settlement on the site...
Neolithic site unearthed in Serbia
Artefacts from the Neolithic have been found at a site where digging had begun for a new petrol station near Niš (Serbia). The Archaeological Bureau for the Protection of Monuments...
Iron Age brought back to life
A replica of an Iron Age roundhouse, created after extensive research on prehistoric sites at West Heslerton and Pickering, has been built at Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole (North Yorkshire, England),...
Seahenge 'returns home'
The famous timber circle dating back 4,000 years which was found in the sea off the Norfolk coast (England) is to return to the county in a permanent display. Seahenge,...
Stone Age weapons dug up in India
Archaeologists in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal have discovered small weapons made of stone which are around 15,000-20,000 years old. About 200 small stone tools, knives and needle-like...
Ancient Chinese cliff paintings 'face severe damage'
Cliff paintings in northern China that date back to prehistoric times face severe damage from natural erosion and human destruction, according to a Chinese archaeological expert. About 80 percent of...

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