Monday, October 17, 2011

Archaeology in Europe

Archaeology in Europe

Possible Iron Age find at site of proposed housing development

Posted: 17 Oct 2011 08:10 AM PDT

IRON Age remains may have been found in a Harborough field earmarked for possible housing development.
Archaeological experts have dug trenches at the site, off Lubenham Hill, to investigate further.

Evidence of possible cattle and sheep farming by agricultural workers in the Iron Age is believed to have discovered.

Resident Red Williams said: "A crew started digging trenches with a JCB on Monday. I heard there's an Iron Age dig taking place in the field near where I live at the top right-hand side of Lubenham Hill near the spinney."

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Archaeologists uncover Lycian tomb complex in Turkey

Posted: 17 Oct 2011 08:05 AM PDT

Archaeologists excavating at the site of the ancient city of Rhodiapolis, located in the Kumluca district of present-day Antalya, have uncovered a series of Lycian-era tombs.

Rhodiapolis excavation leader and Akdeniz University archaeologist Dr. İsa Kızgut told the Anatolia news agency last week that his team had uncovered what he believes to be a Lycian cemetery complex that dates to roughly 300 B.C.

The complex, explained Kızgut, was a series of tombs that surrounded a larger necropolis in ancient times. Today, although the necropolis and most of the tombs have been destroyed over the centuries, Kızgut says that the tombs they have so far uncovered will serve as key examples of the often elaborate style of tomb architecture found in Lycian Anatolia.

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