Bosta Iron Age House

A visit to the Bosta Iron Age House In a small little bay on Great Bernera is a little gem. A recreation of an Iron Age House. The recreation is based on excavations of an Iron Age Village discovered in 1993 due to strong winds eroding the sand dunes.  Due to the erosion, the site … Continue reading Bosta Iron Age House

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Day 6 – Bosta Iron Age House and Calanais Stones

Day 6 - Archaeology Day! Today was a good day! Got to visit a site I have been wanting to visit for a long time. The Calanais Stones. An added bonus was also visiting the reconstructed Iron Age House at Bosta on Great Bernera. I will cover a little bit more about these on separate … Continue reading Day 6 – Bosta Iron Age House and Calanais Stones

Treasure of Mayan cave paintings discovered in southeast Mexico — The Archaeology News Network

Deep in the jungle, archaeologist Sergio Grosjean Abimerhi and his team discovered what could be the most important Mayan cave paintings on the Yucatan Peninsula. Detail of what could be the most important ancient Mayan cave paintings on the Yucatan Peninsula, discovered deep in the jungle by archaeologist Sergio Grosjean Abimerhi and his team [Credit:… via … Continue reading Treasure of Mayan cave paintings discovered in southeast Mexico — The Archaeology News Network

5,000-year-old grave with ‘Romeo and Juliet couple’ discovered in Kazakhstan — The Archaeology News Network

A 5,000-year-old grave has been found containing an ancient 'Romeo and Juliet couple' buried close to the tomb of two horses pulling a Bronze Age 'chariot' into the afterlife. A 5,000-year-old grave has been found containing an ancient 'Romeo and Juliet couple' buried close to the tomb of two horses pulling a Bronze Age 'chariot'… via … Continue reading 5,000-year-old grave with ‘Romeo and Juliet couple’ discovered in Kazakhstan — The Archaeology News Network

Book review (2): Nicola Ford, The Hidden Bones, 2018. — Bodies and academia

  A must read on my list, should of brought it as my holiday book 🙂 Today’s title up for review is a work of fiction, The Hidden Bones by Nicola Ford (Allison and Busby, 2018, 350 pages). Nicola Ford is the pen name of Dr Nick Snashall, National Trust Archaeologist for the Stonehenge and … Continue reading Book review (2): Nicola Ford, The Hidden Bones, 2018. — Bodies and academia

Day 3 Oban to Kyleakin (Isle of Skye)

Day 3 was another early start, travelling from Oban to Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. Wow what a journey! A mixture of costal and Highland roads with some spectacular scenery. With a slightly more drizzly start. And we finally made it to Skye. After finding our hotel for the night, we decided to head … Continue reading Day 3 Oban to Kyleakin (Isle of Skye)

Blog Diary 2 – Penrith to Oban

Day 2 Penrith to Oban Today started with an early morning walk around Penrith Castle. After a look around the castle it was time for breakfast and get on the road again, but before going too far, we went for a walk around Mayburgh Henge, about 1.5 miles f on Penrith, built in the late … Continue reading Blog Diary 2 – Penrith to Oban

Travel Blog Day 1 Basingstoke – Penrith

Day 1 of the journey is over. Basingstoke to Penrith today. To Oban tomorrow.Some of views from the car when driving bing through the Lake District. Do not worry, I was not driving.Most of today was spent travelling, getting to Penrith about half-six, then refreshing followed by a nice dinner at the hotel. After food … Continue reading Travel Blog Day 1 Basingstoke – Penrith

2,000-year-old wooden bowl discovered in underground chamber in Orkney — The Archaeology News Network

Archaeologists from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute were astonished last week when they unearthed a two thousand year old wooden bowl from an underground chamber beneath The Cairns Broch, South Ronaldsay in Orkney. The Cairns Broch site [Credit: University of the Highlands and Islands]The vessel itself is the oldest wooden bowl… via … Continue reading 2,000-year-old wooden bowl discovered in underground chamber in Orkney — The Archaeology News Network