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November 2004 index:
4 November 2004
- An unrecorded megalithic stone row from Dartmoor
- In the past thirty years the 100,000 acres (40,000 ha) of moorland Dartmoor in south-west England have been the subject of some of the most detailed archaeological exploration and survey...
- Study on significance of Maltese cart-ruts
- Heritage Malta launched a project entitled "The Significance of Cart-Ruts in Ancient Landscapes" which will document and interpret two archaeological sites. The project is part of the EU Culture 2000...
- Stonehenge views 'disappointing'
- The leader of Salisbury District Council has said he is disappointed with the response to a consultation on a new Stonehenge visitor centre. About 400 people wrote in over the...
- Dunaverney Flesh hook back to Ireland
- The Dunaverney Flesh Hook was found in the Garry Bog in the townland of Dunaverney, just north of Ballymoney, Co. Antrim (Northern Ireland), in 1829. Its owners, the British Museum,...
- Archaeologist hopes 3000-year-old wood is from ancient ship
- An archaeologist's dog may have discovered the first ship ever found from the period of King David and his son, Solomon, who ruled the holy land 3, 000 ago. The...
- Standing stone at modern opencast site in Scotland
- Four human cremation burial plots have been uncovered at the Kingslaw opencast site on the outskirts of Kirkcaldy (Fife, Scotland). The discovery was made by Fife Council archaeologists as they...
- Ancient relics destroyed by Niigata earthquakes
- A number of ancient relics at a Nagaoka museum (Japan) fell to pieces after toppling over in the powerful earthquakes that struck Niigata Prefecture on October 23rd. Officials at the...
- Ancient stone hoes found in Vietnam
- Two stone hoes dating back around 2,000-3,000 years have been found in Long Thanh district, southern Dong Nai province (Vietnam). Farmer Chau Ba Ngan and his neighbours discovered the rectangle...
- Two prehistoric city sites discovered in China
- Excavation began in July at the two prehistoric city sites discovered at Puchengdian, in central China's Henan Province. Archeologists have confirmed one of the sites to be more than 4,000...
6 November 2004
- 10,000 signatures delivered to preserve Hill of Tara
- A large delegation from Save Tara Skryne Valley group (STSV) hand-delivered a written submission, including 10,000 petition signatures, to Minister for Irish Heritage, Mr. Dick Roche. The submission contains statements...
9 November 2004
- Prehistoric skeleton unearthed in Bulgaria
- The skeleton of a prehistoric woman believed to represent the first agricultural civilization existing on Bulgarian land was unearthed near the village of Ohoden, Vratsa district, northwest Bulgaria. Archeologists found...
- Commemorating the dead, Neolithic style
- A reinterpretation of Neolithic plastered skulls from Middle East is changing the way scholars think about cult, death and the afterlife in the Neolithic. Current findings support an interpretation of...
11 November 2004
- Gozo's heritage
- Maltese government's commitment towards the national heritage is shown by the restoration works of national monuments in Malta. Private entities should be encouraged and congratulated for sponsoring works of restoration...
- Jersey burial mound discussed
- The Neolithic burial mound at La Hougue Bie in Jersey (Channel Islands, UK) is to be discussed at the British Museum in London. Olgar Finch from the Jersey Heritage Trust...
- African rock art under threat
- International experts in early human art are calling for greater protection to save many of these ancient paintings from destruction. They say rock paintings by early man in Africa are...
- Probable prehistoric burial ground at risk
- A hill in Coventry (England) could be flattened if an unusual idea to deter drug users and prostitutes gets public backing. A community group in Hillfields is asking for people's...
- Stonehenge plan: 'Global outrage'
- The British government will face 'international outrage' if the green light is given for the dual carriageway to be constructed near Stonehenge, according to a survey by the Save Stonehenge...
- Decision due on Hill of Tara motorway
- The Hill of Tara, with its passage tomb, earthworks and prehistorical burial mounds, is the mythical and ceremonial capital of Ireland, dating back 4,000 years. But now the landscape in...
13 November 2004
- Artifacts reveal prehistoric settlement in Idaho
- Thousands of years ago, families lived along Lake Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), fishing for mammoth bull trout in its blue depths and digging water potatoes near the shore. Archaeologists are...
- Ancient Scottish site reveals its secrets
- Archaeologists are set to learn about new discoveries at one of Scotland's most important ancient sites. Investigators began work at Traprain Law in East Lothian after a major fire in...
- Megalithic sanctuary discovered in Russia
- Russia now may have a Stonehenge of its own. Last summer, a 4,000-year-old megalithic structure was uncovered at a Spasskaya Luka site, in the central Russian region of Ryazan. This...
18 November 2004
- Vehicles banned on 6000 year-old road
- Motorbikes and 4x4 vehicles have been banned from using a 6,000 year-old road. The Ridgeway National Trail in south Oxfordshire, England, is an ancient chalk ridge route used by prehistoric...
- Iron Age Cornish hill fort for sale
- A hill fort in Cornwall, south-west England, will go on sale next month. Lescudjack Hill Fort, the area's largest Iron Age settlement, is to be auctioned by Fulfords Estate Agents...
- Tall Bronze Age skeletons found in Bulgaria
- Archaeologists working near the village of Moguila in the district of Yambol, Bulgaria, have uncovered 3,000 year-old skeletons. The skeletons were around 2 metres in length, unusually tall compared to...
- Ancient Indian pottery uncovered in Florida
- An archaeological dig at a proposed condominium complex in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA, has revealed rare Indian pottery dating back to between 400 and 700 BCE. Frank Servello, the...
- Evidence of Mesopatamia-like civilisation found in Iran
- Shellfish found in Jiroft, southern Iran, may indicate the existence of an ancient civilisation as great as that of Sumeria or Mesopotamia. Despite being 180km from the sea, ancient Jiroft's...
- Early village life revealed in rubbish
- Archaeologists working in the valley of the River Jordan, in the Levant region to the east of the Mediterranean Sea, are looking into how rubbish can distinguish between permanent settlements...
21 November 2004
- Bronze Age sites in co Wicklow are now protected
- The Irish Minister for the Environment has signed a preservation order to protect two Bronze Age sites in Co Wicklow. The move is being seen as showing fresh Government commitment...
- South Carolina fire pit dated to be 50,000-year-old
- In the growing debate about when people first appeared on the North American continent, a leading archaeologist said he has discovered what could be sooty evidence of human occupation in...
- Archaeologist receives top honour
- Prof Colin A Renfrew, a retired Cambridge archaeologist has been given a top award for his work. The pioneer of radiocarbon dating which estimates the ages of settlements received the...
- 'Menhir Alleys' found in Russia
- Last September, Alexander Ludov, a student of local lore, made a strange discovery not far from a burial mound on the basin of the Aksai river (Russia). He spotted several...
25 November 2004
- Boyne valley sites threatened by an incinerator?
- Irish Environment agency An Taisce lodged an appeal over plans to build a toxic waste burner in Cork harbour. The group raised health and safety concerns over the controversial Ringaskiddy...
- Stonehenge's past brought to light
- From the invention of the camera in the mid 19th century, Stonehenge became one of the world's most photographed monuments: the earliest he found, in the Royal Collection - because...
- Prehistoric site found in underwater cave
- A team of international scuba divers have located an underwater cave which reveals "promising signs" of prehistoric human activity. Maritime archaeologist Dr Bruno Werz described the site in False Bay...
- Mycenaean tomb found in southern Greece
- Archeologists have discovered an unraided tomb with various artifacts dating from the Mycenaean period more than 3 000 years ago in southern Greece. The vault-shaped tomb, carved in natural rock,...
- Portable Antiquities: field walking in Wales
- When it comes to archaeological finds reported through the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), Wales has proved to be something of a goldmine. A series of high profile finds in the...
- New discoveries at ancient city of Anshan
- Iranian and American archaeologists currently working at the Elamite city of Anshan recently discovered ancient architectural ruins and artifacts. The archaeologists found the ruins and artifacts, which are estimated to...
- Flint found in Gloucestershire
- President of the Forest of Dean Archaeology Group, Dr Alf Webb got more than he bargained for while out on a mission to get a photograph for his new book....
- A march to save Hill of Tara
- A demonstration against the proposed M3 motorway route through the national monument of the Hill of Tara (Ireland) is to be held in Dublin on Saturday, November 27, beginning at...
- Bronze Age cemetery unearthed in Scotland
- Archaeologists have hailed the discovery of an early Bronze Age cemetery as one of the most significant in Britain after new technology enabled them to pinpoint the date of graves....
- 9,000-year-old relics found off coast
- The site of a stone age settlement, preserved under layers of silt, has been discovered off the coast of the Isle of Wight. Included in the find is a fire...
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