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Two Neolithic-Era Burial Halls Discovered in UK Countryside
2013-07-30 07:43:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archaeologists from the University of Manchester and the Herefordshire Council have unearthed the remains of two large halls that were constructed more than 6,000 years ago. The burned and buried halls, which were discovered atop Dorstone Hill, near Peterchurch in Herefordshire, are believed to have been constructed between 4000 and 3600 BC. Some of the charred wood at the site shows the character of the structure of the buildings...

Stone Ships Give Clues To Bronze Age At Baltic Sea
2013-03-21 19:23:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Towns that revolved around their shipping industry in the Bronze Age immortalized their backbone to survival by creating stone ship monuments along the Baltic Sea region. A new study suggests Bronze Age stone monuments in the form of ships were built by maritime groups as a symbol of their practices at sea. Archaeologists have long thought these stone ships served as graves for one or several individuals, and have even been...

Research Confirms Massive Louisiana Mound Was Built By Archaic Native Americans In Less Than 90 Days
2013-01-31 09:35:07

Washington University in St. Louis Nominated early this year for recognition on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which includes such famous cultural sites as the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu and Stonehenge, the earthen works at Poverty Point, La., have been described as one of the world´s greatest feats of construction by an archaic civilization of hunters and gatherers. Now, new research in the current issue of the journal Geoarchaeology, offers compelling evidence that one of the...

2010-07-29 16:57:52

What's a Stone Age axe doing in an Iron Age tomb? The archaeologists Olle Hemdorff at the University of Stavanger's Museum of Archaeology and Eva Thäte are researching older objects in younger graves. They have found a pattern. "If one finds something once, it's accidental. If it is found twice, it's puzzling. If found thrice, there is a pattern", the archaeologists Olle Hemdorff and Eva Thäte say. In 2005 the archaeologists investigated a grave at Avaldsnes in Karmøy in...

2008-12-18 00:45:02

Archaeologists have dug up a large ancient cemetery in the middle of the Syrian desert, providing a glimpse into life and death in the 19th century B.C. The necropolis discovered near the Syrian oasis of Palmyra about 125 miles northeast of Damascus, has at least 30 large burial mounds, ANSA reported Wednesday. ''This is the first evidence that an area of semi-desert outside the oasis was occupied during the early Bronze Age,'' said team leader Daniele Morandi Bonacossi of Italy's Udine...

2008-12-17 15:07:39

Italian researchers said an ancient necropolis has been uncovered outside a Syrian oasis. A team from Udine University said the burial site near Palmyra contains at least 30 large burial mounds and is believed to date back to the third millennium B.C., the Italian news service ANSA reported Wednesday. ''This is the first evidence that an area of semi-desert outside the oasis was occupied during the early Bronze Age,'' Morandi Bonacossi told ANSA. ''Future excavations of the burial mounds will...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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