Friday, November 18, 2011

Archaeology in Europe

Archaeology in Europe

Archaeologists uncover Pictish seat of power

Posted: 17 Nov 2011 12:04 PM PST

An excavation has revealed a fortified early medieval settlement and unearthed significant artefacts suggesting this site near a tiny Scottish village was a seat of major political power and influence.

Late Roman pottery found during archaeological excavation at the site of a collection of eight symbol stones in Rhynie, has provided fresh information on the Picts.

Earlier this year Dr Gordon Noble, from the University of Aberdeen, and Dr Meggen Gondek, from the University of Chester, led the Rhynie Environs Archaeological Project (REAP) in an excavation at the site where carved stones have been found south of the village.

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Cirencester Roman dig is 'history changing'

Posted: 17 Nov 2011 12:02 PM PST

Excavations in Cirencester have unearthed one of the earliest burial sites ever found in Roman Britain.

The dig at the former Bridges Garage on Tetbury Road has uncovered over 40 burials and four cremations.
Experts say it is the largest archaeological find in the town since the 1970s.

Neil Holbrook, chief executive at Cotswold Archaeology, said he could not "underestimate the potential significance" of the discovery.

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