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« Topic Start: February 05, 2011, 10:50:48 pm »

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The high density of hunter-gatherers in northern Europe slowed the influx of farmers:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-02/f-sf-nhs020311.php

Vikings apparently had a thing for stone objects:
http://www.newsinenglish.no/2011/02/02/vikings-revered-stone-age-%E2%80%98antiques%E2%80%99/

... and a theory about their methods of navigation:
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110131/full/news.2011.58.html

England
Another henge at Stonehenge:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-henge-stonehenge.html

Possible Neolithic remains under a Guernsey park:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-12334385

Remains of a Norman Cathedral from Bath Abbey:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-12299434

... and other things too!:
http://www.thisisbath.co.uk/news/New-discoveries-Bath-Abbey-dig/article-3172716-detail/article.html

Auckland Castle isn't for sale:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-12322167

On Queen Victoria's stalker:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/feb/01/queen-victoria-stalker-boy-jones

Germany
The 'bog girl' Moora is the latest to get the facial reconstruction treatment:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/02/pictures/110202-ancient-bog-body-moora-girl-face-science-recreation/?now=2011-02-02-00:01

Italy
Slide show of assorted Capuchin mummyish things from Palermo:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/8296522/Ghoulish-mummies-in-the-Capuchin-Catacombs-in-Palermo-Sicily.html

Norway
Excitement over some Norwegian petroglyphs:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110131073133.htm
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« Reply #1: February 13, 2011, 12:50:19 pm »


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England
Reaction from archaeologists in regards to that 'reburial' law in the UK (England & Wales):
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=44776

Funding to restore Wordsworth House after some flood damage:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-12418415

Ireland
Feature on Linn Duachaill's Viking fortifications:
http://www.archaeology.org/1101/trenches/viking.html

Poland
A Paleolithic "ritual object" (ugh) from Poland:
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/fertility-artifact-ritual-stone-age-110204.html

Scotland
A turf roof plan to preserve Smailholm Tower:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-12414940

Wales
Our friends over at Stone Pages have a feature on George Nash's findings in regards to some Mesolithic beads found at the Trefael Stone :
http://www.stonepages.com/news/archives/004231.html

The Bangor Pontifical returns to Bangor Cathedral:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/northwestwales/hi/people_and_places/religion_and_ethics/newsid_9385000/9385183.stm

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When Britain became an island:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12244964

As might be expected, evidence that ancient Britons were quaffing drinks from human skulls is getting a pile of press attention:
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0017026
 
... cf: a history of skull drinking:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/feb/18/1
 
Bulgaria
Recent finds from Bulgaria:
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=125270

England
The public can visit the Mary Rose:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-12514642

Efforts are being made to protect Pin Dale's ancient mine site:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-12504032

A dozen Anglo-Saxon skeletons from Bicester are now on display:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-12448019

Delapre Abbey has funds for restoration:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-12516018

France
A burial at Combe Capelle isn't nearly as old as once thought (but is still pretty old):
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45015

Ireland
An Irish medieval fishing site is going to be washed away by the tide before archaeologists can poke around it:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-irish-medieval-fishing-site-lost.html

On Irish 'barbarism' and Cromwellian atrocities:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/18/1641-irish-rebellion-anti-catholic-propaganda

Portugal
A medieval Islamic necropolis from Beja:
http://www.theportugalnews.com/cgi-bin/article.pl?id=1100-23

Scotland
The Treasure Trove report for Scotland is out:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/news/uk-scotland-12479475

... and there's a bad side too:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/scotland-s-buried-heritage-looted-by-treasure-hunters-1.1085646?localLinksEnabled=false

Archaeolink Prehistory Park is set to close after losing its subsidy:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-12503980
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Review of Helen Castor, *She Wolves*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/books/review/Seymour-t.html

More on human skull cups:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20110222/sc_livescience/ancientcannibalscraftedcupsfromhumanskulls

British Isles & Ireland:
Britain is apparently setting up a 'heritage police' force:
http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/news/Heritage-police-guard-icons/article-3212734-detail/article.html

Victorian criminal records are now online:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/feb/25/victorian-female-prisoners-records-genealogy

Hype/feature on Bronze and Iron Age Cornwall:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-12564281

Protected status for Bunhill Fields:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/feb/22/bunhill-fields-bunyan-defoe-blake

A guy in Collinstown (Co Westmeath) was putting an extension on his house and came across a 4000 years b.p. burial:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/republic-of-ireland/garden-dig-leads-to-a-grave-discovery-15095717.html

Remains of a 17th-century 'shopping centre' from Dunluce:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/unearthed-17th-century-shopping-centre-that-drew-the-bargainhunters-to-dunluce-15093328.html

Studying the Irish economy in the sixteenth century:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-historical-perspective-irish-economy.html

Greece
There was a fire at the Church of St John the Forerunner in Argos:
http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2011/02/fire-at-church-of-st-john-forerunner-in.html

Italy
Concerns for Venice:
http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20110225-travelwise-keeping-venice-from-sinking
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