Friday, September 16, 2011

Archaeology in Europe

Archaeology in Europe

Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Settlers (Online)

Posted: 16 Sep 2011 05:58 AM PDT

Online Course

Mon 3 Oct to Fri 16 Dec 2011

Ravagers, despoilers, pagans, heathens - the Vikings are usually regarded as bloodthirsty seafaring pirates, whose impact on Europe was one of fear and terror. Yet these Vikings were also traders, settlers and farmers with a highly developed artistic culture and legal system. This course uses recent findings from archaeology to examine these varied aspects of the Viking world.

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Major archeological finds made at Wrexham's Borras quarry

Posted: 16 Sep 2011 05:53 AM PDT

HUNDREDS of ancient artefacts have been unearthed at a quarry.

Fragments of Neolithic pottery and a rare ancient arrowhead have been discovered in one of the most fruitful archaeological digs yet at Tarmac's Borras Quarry, near Wrexham.

Archaeologists from the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) said the quarry was slowly giving up its ancient secrets.

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Archaeologists probe Abbey Craig secrets

Posted: 16 Sep 2011 05:51 AM PDT

Archaeologists are leading volunteers in a four-day dig to uncover the hidden history beneath one of Scotland's most famous landmarks.

Experts are hoping to discover more about a tribe that lived in the fort below Abbey Craig in Stirling, on the site of the National Wallace monument.

The fort was destroyed in 780 AD, more than 500 years before William Wallace watched the English army approach.

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Roman baths in Southwark marshlands stun boffins

Posted: 16 Sep 2011 05:50 AM PDT

A rare find of ancient ruins has been made in south London, where Romans used to fear to tread.

Network Rail uncovered the remains of a bath house at London Bridge, last week.

It is shaping up as one of the biggest Roman finds ever made south of the Thames.

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Archaeologists warn against delisting of post-1700 historical structures

Posted: 16 Sep 2011 05:47 AM PDT

HOLY WELLS, bridges, milestones, vernacular buildings, lime kilns and other industrial sites that post-date 1700 will be "left without any protection" following moves to "delist" them, the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland has claimed.

In what it described as a "very worrying proposal", the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is seeking to exclude all post-1700 archaeological and historical structures and sites from the national Record of Monuments and Places (RMP).

Finola O'Carroll, the institute's chairwoman, said this arose from "a perverse Civil Service sense of fair play" because of discrepancies between counties, with Cork having a "very comprehensive record" of monuments and others having little or none at all.

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Church concealed bath house remains

Posted: 15 Sep 2011 01:59 PM PDT

NOW here's an old view of Exeter's Cathedral Green which nobody will ever see again except in picture form.

It was taken back in 1959 when Exeter's South Street was undergoing a facelift

Most readers will, I am sure, recognise the cathedral but what on earth was that church with a steeple doing right outside the West Front?

Answer: It was the church of St Mary Major, which became redundant and was demolished in 1970 to open up the West Front approach to the cathedral as we know it today.

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