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October 2015 index:

3 October 2015
Another sign of Neanderthal intelligence and resourcefulness
It has long been thought that Neanderthals did not possess either the intelligence or the equipment to catch and kill large, fast flying birds. Recent findings, some going back to...
Bronze Age burial site discovered in Omsk
Two graves dating back 2,700 years believed to date from the Bronze Age have been discovered in Omsk (southwestern Siberia, Russia) and could be part of an ancient necropolis still...
Prehistoric 'sauna house' unearthed in Orkney
Archaeologists in Orkney (Scotland) have uncovered the remains of over 30 buildings dating from around 4000 BCE to 1000 BCE, together with field systems, middens and cemeteries. The find includes...
4 October 2015
Bronze Age Britons mummified their dead
Ancient Britons may have intentionally mummified some of their dead during the Bronze Age (c. 2500 - 800 BCE), according to archaeologists at the University of Sheffield. The study is...
Mesolithic artifact discovered on Skye
A piece of bone possibly handcrafted into a shape for use as a toggle or bead has been uncovered during an archaeological dig on Skye (Inner Hebrides, Scotland.). Archaeologists hope...
Iron Age settlement revealed in Devon
Experts believe they have unearthed one of Britain's biggest and best-preserved prehistoric settlements near Plymouth (Devon, England). Evidence of several families living and working on the land more than 3,000...
8 October 2015
Were Stone Age rituals really signs of witchcraft?
A team of archaeologists have been working on the uninhabited island off the east coast of Sweden, known as Bla Jungfrun. The name translates in English as The Blue Virgin,...
Stonehenge (used to be) sold to the highest bidder!
Amesbury in Wiltshire (England) is the oldest continuously inhabited site in the UK, dating back to approximately 8,800 BCE. In 1824 the Antrobus family bought the vast Amesbury Abbey Estate...
12 October 2015
Petroglyph in Spain marks when Atlantic and Mediterranean cultures met
A unique petroglyph near the Atlantic coast of northern Spain provides evidence that ancient Atlantic and Mediterranean cultures were in contact earlier than previously thought. The Auga dos Cebros rock...
14 October 2015
Northumberland stone circle wind turbine refused
A proposal by a Scottish company to build a 74 metre wind turbine less than 3 kilometres from a 4,000-year-old stone circle has been rejected, following a 3 year process...
16 October 2015
Neolithic causewayed enclosure discovered in Oxfordshire
Excavations at site 80 kilometres northwest of London revealed a complex, multi-period archaeological landscape with significant remains dating to the Neolithic, Iron Age, Roman, and Saxon periods. The most unexpected...
Bronze Age graves give up their secrets
Excavations of an ancient cemetery on Petersfield Heath, about 100 kilometres southwest of London, England, have revealed important evidence of how the area's Early Bronze Age residents dealt with death....
20 October 2015
Teeth from China reveal early human trek out of Africa
Teeth from a cave in Hunan Province, southeastern China, show that Homo sapiens reached there around 100,000 years ago, a time when most current researchers thought our species had not...
Largest Neolithic site in Wales uncovered in Anglesey
More than 2,000 artefacts possibly dating back as much as 6,000 years have been discovered on the site of a new school in Anglesey. It is the largest ever Neolithic...
Bulgaria's largest dolmen and 'stone egg' discovered
Bulgaria's largest dolmen, a rather peculiar 'stone egg', and other megalithic monuments near Zlatosel (Bulgaria) have been recently discovered, and presented to the media and the public for the first...
21 October 2015
Sardinian menhir stolen and recovered
The San Nicola menhir is a standing stone from the Copper Age (2500 BCE - 1800 BCE) that used to lay on its side on the countryside near Sarroch, in...
Five-year-old boy finds Bronze Age arrowhead
A Bronze Age flint arrowhead has been found on the Isle of Wight (England) by a five-year-old primary school pupil on land behind Lanesend Primary School in Cowes. Archaeologist Frank...

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