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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

British Archaeology

The last Giant Deer

There’s been recurring themes in much of the research we’ve undertaken while finding new Twilight Beasts for this blog. Overkill, as discussed by Ross in his harrowing blog on the… 2,468 more words

Irish Elk

Prehistoric rock crystal extraction in the Alps

I have written about the most famous rock crystal find from the Swiss Alps, the Planggenstock Treasure and the use of rock crystal through the millennia… 948 more words

Archaeology

Going down the Danube - Meso2015

Last week we received confirmation our abstract for a paper at the 9th International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe (Belgrade, sept 2015) has been accepted. 264 more words

Archaeology

Charting Chipeling | Kiplin Hall archaeology exhibition opens 3 April

◊ Dear Microburins,

I’m pleased to announce here that an archaeology exhibition opens on Good Friday at Kiplin Hall near Catterick, North Yorkshire and runs until 28 October. 210 more words

British Archaeology

Finds while geophysing - a flint blade from Swallowcliffe Down

While we were only conducting geophysical survey during the 2014 field season at Swallowcliffe Down, we did manage to find a single artefact; a small flint blade lying on the ground surface of Field B. 799 more words

Archaeology