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September 2001 index:

28 September 2001
5,000-year-old pub found on Orkney
Merryn Dineley, a historian from Manchester University, found there had been a 5000-year-old pub and brewery at Skara Brae in Orkney, Britain's best preserved neolithic village, after examining stone-lined drains...
Low tide reveals ancient canoe
Three friends searching a riverbank for treasure have stumbled on a prehistoric dugout canoe that could become one of the most important maritime finds in Scotland. The 25ft boat, made...
Alien seekers damage Silbury Hill
Trespassing UFO hunters have climbed into Silbury Hill in Wiltshire, UK, damaging the biggest man-made Neolithic mound in Europe. English Heritage closed the 4,000-year-old mound to the public after an...
Bronze Age tombs unearthed in Lebanon
Nineteen ancient tombs dating back to the Bronze Age have been uncovered in old Sidon (Lebanon) by a team of British archaeologists.       Experts from the British Museum and the...
Ancient burial site uncovered in Virginia (USA)
A survey team has uncovered an ancient "mortuary complex" where as many as 18 individuals were buried in a circle around a large pit. Archaeologists said the unusual burial arrangement,...
Neolithic farmhouse discovered in Scotland
The remains of a Stone Age farmhouse, built more than 1,000 years before the pyramids, have been uncovered by archaeologists in a cornfield in Perthshire (Scotland).       The 6,000-year-old home,...
Giant waves hit ancient Scotland
Scientists believe a landslide on the ocean floor off Storegga, south-west Norway, triggered a giant wave that flooded Scotland about 7,000 years ago. The tsunami left a trail of destruction...

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