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Investigating Artifacts in a Drained Louisiana Lake

by Dave Sadler
Epiphany is a big day in Louisiana. It’s the official start of Mardi Gras season, and parties abound. But this year, I spent Epiphany walking the surreal landscape of drained Vernon Lake in west-central Louisiana. The lake was drained in late 2017 to examine…

Hill fort brambles to be removed to reveal archaeology for the first time since 1824

by Dave Sadler
The fort, in Worlebury Woods, suffered from vandalism and was classified as being ‘at risk’ by Historic England at the end of 2016. North Somerset Council has received a £10,000 grant to pay for surveys…

Should museums display human remains from other cultures?

by Dave Sadler
The newly opened Weltmuseum in Vienna has come under fire for displaying a severed head from Brazil—a war trophy that had belonged to the Munduruku people. Many scholars criticised the presentation, saying that the museum gave neither information about the person…

Outcry after ‘joke’ police investigation into metal detecting in Bognor park

by Dave Sadler
A former county councillor has criticised police after officers appealed for public help over illicit metal detecting in Hotham Park. Many people questioned why money spent on the investigation was not instead being…

Ancient Jew’s harps found in Altai Mountains as musical instruments reappear after 1,700 years

by Dave Sadler
The musical finds were made by archeologists at two sites Chultukov Log 9 and Cheremshanka in Altai Republic. Three of the Jew’s harps - also called jaw or mouth harps - from the…

New Evidence Suggests Ancient Egyptians Only Ever Visited Pyramids When Friends Were In From Out Of Town

by Dave Sadler
In a discovery that sheds new light on the civilization’s cultural practices, researchers at University College London presented evidence Monday that suggests ancient Egyptians…

Roman carved stone found in community dig at Irthlingborough

by Dave Sadler
A carved stone block dating to the Roman period was recently unearthed during a community excavation at Irthlingborough in Northamptonshire. Volunteers from the Irthlingborough Archaeological Society, in conjunction with staff from Oxford Archaeology…

A pin, two grots and the find of a lifetime

by Dave Sadler
A DREAM find for a Forest metal detectorist started off with a piece of farm machinery and a couple of ‘grots’. But that led to the “once in a lifetime” discovery of a hoard of 2,000-year-old silver Roman coins for detectorist Susan Hurrell of Cinderford. What makes the collection…

Earliest known settlement in Cork discovered on Events Centre site

by Dave Sadler
CHANGES may be needed to the foundations of the proposed events centre site following a number of significant archaeological finds. The site at the former Beamish & Crawford brewery on South Main Street is the location for the…

Stone Found In Egypt Has Minerals We Have Never Seen Before On Earth Or In Space

by Dave Sadler
A newly published study sounds like the beginning of a great sci-fi story: A stone recovered in 1996 in Southern Egypt is puzzling scientists because, although definitely from outer space, it doesn’t look like any regular meteorite…
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