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« Topic Start: April 03, 2011, 11:35:52 am »

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Armenia
A study of Armenian textiles:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/31/world/europe/31iht-M31-armenian.html?ref=arts

England
The Grimes Graves site might be larger than originally thought:
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/digs_reveal_new_history_of_norfolk_s_ancient_grimes_graves_1_842464

More details about the Iron Age guy whose brain was in the news last week:
http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=99350&CultureCode=en

They're going to do some restoring at Rotherham's Boston Castle:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-12874627

Marking the Battle of Towton:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9439000/9439389.stm

Germany
Review (by Henry Kissinger!) of Jonathan Steinberg, *Bismarck*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/books/review/book-review-bismarck-by-jonathan-steinberg.html?ref=books

Scotland
Plans to study Viking era Shetland:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/shetland-study-to-map-viking-world-1.1094261

Wales
Cardigan Castle is finally getting some funding:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-12874096
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Czech Republic
Last week the media showed its lack of critical thinking with that lead codices story; this week, it's a 'gay caveman' story:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8433527/First-homosexual-caveman-found.html
 
... some outlets figured it out:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/gaycavemanstoryoverblownarchaeologistssay
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/definitely+caveman+archaeologists/4585465/story.html

cf: http://killgrove.blogspot.com/2011/04/gay-caveman-zomfg.html

England
Pondering why that 2500 years b.p. brain from York managed to 'survive':
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/04/110406-oldest-brain-britain-archaeology-science-world/
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/04/pictures/110406-oldest-human-brain-britain-science/(photos)
 
... and pondering Britain's 'Bronze Age Recession':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12989605

Finds from various periods (Roman and medieval) from a Lincoln College dig:
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/College-s-legion-Roman-artefacts/article-3412082-detail/article.html

A seventh century iron plough coulter from Kent:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-12997877

A pile of burials found at a mental hospital site:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-12988980

Very interesting feature on the Assize of Nuisance:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12847529

Remains of a cobbled street in Sunderland:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-12961131

Britain's 'Atlantis' (Dunwich), is slowly being buried, apparently:
http://swns.com/secrets-of-uks-lost-city-of-atlantis-could-be-buried-forever-050950.html

Funding for Creswell Crags:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-12938363

Germany
Some 7500 years b.p. dwellings from beneath a farmer's field in Saxony:
http://www.brandonsun.com/world/breaking-news/german-archaeologists-find-7500-year-old-houses-under-farmers-field-in-saxony-119481994.html

Greece
Christian martyr skulls from Greece (not sure about this one):
http://tourkikanea.gr/2011/03/26/mindos/
cf:
http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2011/03/third-century-skulls-of-christian.html

Ireland
Can't remember if we mentioned these 4000 years b.p. items which were found in an Irish dumpster a couple of years ago ... this is a followup:
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Mysteries-uncovered-by-4000-BC-treasures-discovered-in-dumpster-119171039.html

Italy
Coming a close second were plans to dig up someone who may or may not be the original Mona Lisa:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12982898
 
Bones of a leper-warrior found in a medieval Italian cemetery:
http://www.livescience.com/13607-bones-leper-warrior.html

Wales
They're demolishing an historic foundry in Rhuddlan:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-12957472

Digging for the Tregaron elephant:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-13023965
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England
They're digging at the site of Shakespeare's last home:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-13040720

Big bucks for a 600 years b.p. ring found by a metal detectorist in Fleckney:
http://www.harboroughmail.co.uk/news/local-news/ring_discovery_nets_finder_a_cool_42_000_1_2595053

... while the Dallinghoo Gold is causing a rift between erstwhile friends:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1376400/300k-gold-coin-sparks-bitter-rift-metal-detecting-friends.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
 
... and a Suffolk Museum hopes to buy the hoard:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-13070118

The restored Ludford Bridge has reopened to traffic:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-13081275

Strawberry Hill's Gothic Mansion has reopened:
http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/14/gothic-mansion-in-london-reopens/?ref=travel

More on burials from London's Bedlam Hospital site:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46452

More on pickled bog brains:
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/preserved-brain-bog-england-110406.html

Norway
Plenty of medieval charcoal pits from Trondheim:
http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=100565&CultureCode=en

Scotland
An 18th-century ice house find during flood defences digging in Craigmillar:
http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/Archaeologists-find-ancient-39freezer39-at.6752283.jp

A Viking woman is latest to get the facial reconstruction treatment:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-13064786

Wales
Followup to that Victorian circus-elephant dig:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-13023965
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Our Anglo-Saxon legal heritage:
http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/blog-post/2044623/legal-heritage-times-anglo-saxon-period

Austria
Interesting hoard of medieval(ish) jewelry from some-guy-in-Austria's back yard:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46767

England
An Iron Age mass grave including women and children from Derbyshire:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1378190/Iron-Age-mass-grave-reveals-slaughter-women-children.html

Interesting conclusions from a dig at Tameside castle:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-13161616

Surveying All Saints Church(yard) in hopes of finding the site of a bunch of 10th-century coronations:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110421130312.htm

The Time Team folks found an Anglo-Saxon hall at Bamburgh Castle:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-13155418
 
Slideshow of the replica Anglo-Saxon burial chamber at Sutton Hoo:
http://www.eveningstar.co.uk/news/gallery_replica_anglo_saxon_burial_chamber_unveiled_at_sutton_hoo_so_visitors_can_get_close_to_a_king_1_872005

'William' was apparently the most popular English name in medieval times:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-william-popular-medieval.html

Scotland
Bronze and Iron Age remains on the proposed new Inverness Campus:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-13131884
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