Monday, 25 July 2011

A wall carving in a south Wales cave could be Britain's oldest example of rock art.

According to the BBC The faint scratchings of a speared reindeer are believed to have been carved by a hunter-gatherer in the Ice Age more than 14,000 years ago.

The archaeologist who found the carving on the Gower peninsula, Dr George Nash, called it "very, very exciting."
Experts are working to verify the discovery, although its exact location is being kept secret for now.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Stone Age Fireplace Delays New Sainsbury's

Yet again, Archaeology pauses building plans -- Stone Age fireplace has been discovered on the site for a new Sainsbury's store and gas station in Scotland. The supermarket and a filling station are being constructed on the outskirts of Nairn, at a cost of about £20m.

According to the BBC scientists radiocarbon-dated the hearth to the Mesolithic period, which started as the last Ice Age ended about 12,000 years ago.

Monday, 18 July 2011

7% Fewer Professional Archaeologists in the UK

There were now, we were told by the BBC, 7% fewer professional archaeologists than however many months ago and indeed archaeology was "more reliant on volunteers" than it had ever been before:

Monday, 11 July 2011

Harry Potter to Become Archaeologist

Radcliffe is reportedly keen to follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones and quit acting for archaeology now that his stint as Harry Potter has ended. 

'I watch a huge amount of stuff on the Discovery Channel and have started considering doing an Open University course because I’m becoming more and more fascinated by archaeology.' 

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