Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Consigned to history

Well, ladies and gentleman, this blog is now officially consigned to history. New endeavours leave me with no time to add new content to this site. Any further archaeological articles from me will all be found at heritagedaily.com , a most excellent resource for news on ancient history, archaeology and palaeontology.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

World news round up for the fortnight

Hundreds of seals and amulets found in Germany: Excavations at the ancient city of Doliche have unearthed 600 ancient amulets, stamps and cylinder seals.

Obsidian phalluses uncovered in Papua New Guinea: Penis-shaped obsidian tools dating back thousands of years have been found on New Britain Island.

World's oldest pocket calendar unearthed in Serbia: Archaeologists have discovered an 8,000-year-old boar's tusk engraved with the lunar cycle.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Weekly world news round up

Shipwreck exposed by storm: Following fierce storms in Northumberland, a 200-year-old shipwreck has emerged from beneath the sand.

Earliest evidence of chili use in Mexico: Residues in 2,000-year-old pottery samples provide evidence of the earliest known use of chili pepper in Mexico.

Grave of ancient swordsman discovered in Finland: Amateur historians have uncovered the grave of a 12th century CE man, containing two swords.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Weekly world news round up

More than 100 dog mummies unearthed: The mummies of 137 dogs have been uncovered in an ancient Peruvian cemetery.

Ancient sarcophagus found in Indonesia: A farmer in Bali has stumbled across a 2,300-year-old stone sarcophagus.

Kushan and Gupta era pottery discovered: The Archaeological Survey of India has revealed some rare pieces of pottery in Uttar Pradesh.

Lusatian culture cemetery excavated: A large Lusatian culture cemetery in Poland has uncovered a range of cremated burials.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Weekly world news round up

Stunning Roman eagle statue found:The London museum revealed an ancient Roman statue of an eagle with a writhing snake in its beak.

Giant necropolis unearthed in Bulgaria: Archaeologists have discovered a necropolis containing 376 graves from various historical periods.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

World news round up for the fortnight

Frogs legs actually a British dish: The discovery of 8,000-year-old cooked toad bones near Stonehenge suggest the French were not the first to discover this delicacy.

Tomb of ancient Egyptian doctor discovered: The 2,400-year-old tomb of a pharaoh's physician has been unearthed at Abusir.

Pre-Incan tomb uncovered in Lima: Archaeologists have revealed an undisturbed Wari tomb containing the corpses of an adult and a child.

1,700-year-old Roman coffin unearthed: A Roman coffin made of lead and thought to contain the body of a child has been found by metal detectors in Leicestershire.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Weekly world news round up

Unique ancient portico discovered in Greece: A 2,700-year-old portico is the oldest to date to be found in northern Greece.

Mystery stone head identified: Laser scanning has revealed a previously unidentified stone head found in Chichester to be that of a statue of the emperor Trajan.

Roman villa discovered in UK: The remains of a 2,000-year-old Roman villa have been unearthed in Wiltshire.