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A hike in the Prealps and Mesolithic on the Jaunpass, Bernese Oberland

Mai, June, early summer. For those loving the mountains, latest by now it starts to itch again. Summer has slowly arrived in the lowlands, but at higher altitudes there is still snow in places. 346 more words


Tameside’s Archaeology in 25 Objects: Part 2: Late Mesolithic Flint Core

On a wet and cold early spring day in March 2009 I found myself struggling across the featureless Slatepit Moor above Hollingworth. I was heading for a newly-found prehistoric site at the interestingly named Irontongue Hill, 400m above sea level.  765 more words


History of Bulgaria

Originally posted on History of Bulgaria


The historical development of the Bulgarian lands and the people that inhabited them in the antiquity has been determined by one major factor – their crossroads situation between Europe and Asia. 399 more words


Irish Mesolithic Cemetery | Hermitage, Co. Limerick

◊ Dear Microburins,

This is to highlight an excellent short article about Mesolithic period cremation burials at Hermitage on the River Shannon. The article is on the Irish Archaeology website/blog and was published in March 2013. 71 more words


It Fits...

…where it touches. This week I have trying to push on with writing up the work we did at Moseley Height, outside Burnley. I’ve blogged before… 768 more words


Feel the heat | It's a cremated Mesolithic colleague

◊ Dear Microburins,

Exciting news reported on social media today. Despite a few questionable media-focused soundbites, Oxford Archaeology have reported something important. Expected to be Bronze Age, cremated (or at least burnt) human bones – a proportion of an entire body – have been AMS-dated to around 5600 cal BC on a developer-led commercial excavation at Langford, Essex. 86 more words

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