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February 2007 index:
1 February 2007
- Stonehenge builders' houses found
- British archaeologists have discovered the homes of the ancient people who built Stonehenge, a massive settlement near a river that will likely open an important new chapter in the study...
4 February 2007
- Prehistoric Welsh site development fears
- Experts and residents near an Anglesey archaeological site (Wales), earmarked for a hotel and commercial complex, claim it is in danger of being lost forever. Enterprise Minister Andrew Davies has...
- Ancient Pakistani site vanishing bit by bit
- The ravages of time, common lack of interest in preserving history plus traditional indifference of government bureaucracy have all but ensured that the 4,000-year-old ruins of Jhukarjodaro, 8km away from...
- Archaeological site partially destroyed in New Mexico
- Crews working on a waterline for a new high school on Albuquerque's west side (New Mexico, USA) have destroyed part of an archaeological site. A University of New Mexico archaeologist,...
- Iron age settlement found in North Yorkshire
- Ancient settlements from the Iron Age have been found by the side of a major road development in England. Archaeologists were called in to survey the A66 in North Yorkshire...
- The anatomy of an Iron-Age murder
- The discovery of 2,000 year old human remains at Lindow Peat Bog (Cheshire, England) more than 20 years ago sent shock waves through the Wilmslow community and sparked a murder...
- Druids call for burial of ancient remains
- Modern-day druids are demanding the re-burial of a child's skeleton displayed in the stone circle museum in Avebury (Wiltshire, England). The Council of British Druids backed up their request with...
- The Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network
- The Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network is a registered Trust that aims to protect and conserve the Cornish ancient heritage environment for everyone to enjoy and appreciate, forever. They faciliate...
- Cotswolds people save Bronze Age gold
- Bronze Age gold will remain in the Cotswolds (Gloucestershire, England) after residents raised £20,000 to buy it. The jewellery, dating back to 1150 BCE, was discovered by treasure hunter Steve...
- Ancient footprints found on Welsh beach
- A beachcomber claims he has found ancient human footprints dating back 8,000 years, embedded in an ancient Welsh peat bed. Steve Maitland Thomas was walking on Kenfig Beach, Porthcawl, with...
- Bronze Age burial site unearthed in Wiltshire
- It was just another day at work for digger operator Bob Gaunt until he spotted something which resembled part of a shattered chimney pot. But this was at Tidworth (Wiltshire,...
11 February 2007
- People and Landscapes in Prehistoric North West Europe
- Unquiet Lands: People and Landscapes in Prehistoric North West Europe, a joint meeting organised by the Prehistoric Society and Bournemouth University Archaeology and Historic Environment Group. For more than a...
- Land project threatens ancient Antiguan settlement
- Crews that began removing trees on privately owned property over the weekend risk damaging pottery and other artifacts at Indian Creek, one of the most valuable archaeological sites in the...
- Forensic photography brings color back to ancient textiles
- Archaeologists are now turning to forensic crime lab techniques to hunt for dyes, paint, and other decoration in prehistoric textiles. Although ancient fabrics can offer clues about prehistoric cultures, often...
- Prehistoric skeletons found locked in eternal embrace
- Archaeologists have unearthed two skeletons from the Neolithic period locked in a tender embrace and buried outside Mantua (Italy). Buried between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago, the prehistoric pair are...
- Bronze Age remains saved from destruction
- Remains dating from the Bronze Age have been saved from destruction by a quick-thinking excavator operator at Tidworth (Hampshire, England). Bob Gaunt works as part of the team constructing new...
- Ten-year clean for Iron Age boat
- A 2,000-year-old log boat discovered buried in mud is to be put on display after a 10-year restoration project. The Iron Age vessel was found in 1964 during dredging work...
19 February 2007
- Britain's oldest earrings found
- A metal detecting enthusiast is thought to have unearthed Britain's most ancient fashion accessory – a 4,500-year-old pair of gold earrings. John Caluori found the 3cm-wide discs in a field...
- Italy won't split up ancient 'lovers'
- Italian scientists said they are determined to remove and preserve together the remains of a couple buried 5,000 to 6,000 years ago, their arms still wrapped around each other in...
- Winds ravage Neolithic village in Chile
- Deep within the wind-swept Atacama desert in northern Chile, the remnants of a forgotten civilisation rise from the sand. Where the sand has been stripped away, circular clay structures can...
- Bronze Age study on both sides of the Channel
- East Sussex County Council (England) has joined up with French heritage chiefs to teach children on both sides of the Channel about the Bronze Age. Twenty five volunteers are being...
- Ancient tools show chimps had their own stone age
- The first prehistoric evidence for a 'chimpanzee stone age' has been uncovered by archaeologists working in an African rainforest. Primitive stone hammers and anvils dating from 4,300 years ago were...
- Anthropologists back Native American claims
- The case of Kennewick Man dragged through the US courts for years before Judge John Jelderks found that he could not be defined Native American under the Native American Graves...
- On the origin of the Etruscan civilisation
- One of anthropology's most enduring mysteries - the origins of the ancient Etruscan civilisation - may finally have been solved, with a study of cattle. This culturally distinct and technologically...
- American chili peppers from 6,000 years ago
- Researchers report that across the Americas, chili peppers (Capsicum species) were cultivated and traded as early as 6,000 years ago - predating the invention of pottery in some areas of...
- Revealing Urla's underwater treasures
- The partially submerged Liman Tepe, a major Early Bronze Age harbor town located in İzmir's Urla district (Turkey), possesses the world's oldest breakwater, said archaeologist Professor Hayat Erkanal. Breakwaters, an...
- Excavations on burial mounds in Kuwait
- A team of Kuwaiti archaeologists excavating an archaeological site in Sabiyah discovered shards of pottery and two burial mounds — all dating back to the Bronze Age, says Sultan Duwaish,...
20 February 2007
- Missing Stonehenge stone discovered
- A missing stone which could be an integral part of rituals at Stonehenge may have been discovered by a Welsh archaeologist. Dennis Price, who has done years of research on...
27 February 2007
- Ancient temples unearthed in Bulgaria
- Temples that archaeologists have unearthed in the eastern Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria are about a thousand years older than the pyramids in Egypt and the Mesopotamian civilization, experts claim. Archaeologists...
- Freeze 'condemned Neanderthals'
- A sharp freeze could have dealt the killer blow that finished off our evolutionary cousins the Neanderthals, according to a new study. The ancient humans are thought to have died...
- Americas populated before the advent of Clovis people?
- More accurate carbon dating proves Clovis points are younger than previously thought and therefore could not have accompanied the first Americans. The traditional story of the peopling of the New...
- US developer preserves ancient archaeological site
- They call it the 'wooden box site' - for no other reason than archaeologists found a wooden box sitting on a piece of land where ancient American Indian artifacts were...
- Protest At Stonehenge
- Once again Stonehenge is the focus for protest - this time three men dressed as cartoon characters Fred Flintstone scaled the ancient stones, with the help of a ladder. The...
- Ancient metallurgical centre discovered in Bulgaria
- Bulgarian archaeologists announced they have made a discovery in the Perperikon area, an ancient living region of Thracians. The archaeologists said last summer they discovered the missing link in Thracian's...
- Unearthing UAE's hidden past
- Recent discoveries and excavations have shown that the UAE lies on a treasure of archaeological and historical sites, which prove that man lived along coastal areas thousands of years ago....
- Prehistoric Sicilian woman gets face
- The face of a late Stone Age woman who lived in Sicily (Italy) has been reconstructed by a sculptor working with anthropologists at Palermo University. The skeleton of the woman,...
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