02 AOUT 2016 NEWS: Must Farm - Kurul - Cottonwood Springs Pueblo - Camaligan -







ROYAUME UNIAncient yarn 537x403 Must Farm - Archaeologists in England just unearthed a 3,000-year-old—and extremely fragile—ball of yarn. Buried in the waterlogged depths of the Must Farm Bronze Age settlement, a site in Cambridgeshire that has been described as the “Pompeii of the fens,” the artifact is one of a rich cache of finds that includes textiles, beads, and domestic tools. Like other fibers discovered at the location, the yarn is probably plant-based in origin. “All the textiles appear to have been made from plant fibers,” said Margarita Gleba, an archaeologist specializing in textiles. “The people at Must Farm used cultivated species, such as flax, as well as wild plants, such as nettle and perhaps trees, to obtain raw materials.” Not to mention folks back then really knew their stuff, too. “The linen textiles found at Must Farm are among the finest from Bronze Age Europe,” Gleba added. “Wild fibers appear to have been used for coarser fabrics made in a different technique, known as twining.”


TURQUIE442 1 Kurul - Excavations of the 2,300-year-old Kurul Castle, the first scientific archaeological excavation site in the Eastern Black Sea region, began recently. The archaeological site lies 13 kilometers away from Ordu. Excavations are currently undertaken by a team of 25 archaeologists and 15 workers. Carried out under the supervision of Professor Süleyman Şenyurt of the Department of Archeology at Gazi University, the excavation is scheduled to continue until October. Professor Şenyurt informed that they have unearthed many historic artifacts and remains since 2010. "So far, we have managed to shed light to many important artifacts. In the excavations we unearthed an entrance door, ceramics, coins, arrow head, busts of gods and goddesses and many other artifacts that were used in religious and cultural rituals. Along with these artifacts, hundreds of burnt wood pieces, nails, metal weapons, blades, daggers, axes, cutters and weaving looms were discovered. We Are certain that we will come across many other artifacts as the excavations continue."

USA 636054061132448685 archaeology Cottonwood Springs Pueblo - Excavating and mapping the Cottonwood Springs Pueblo, one of the largest 14th century Jornada Mogollon villages in southwest New Mexico. NMSU anthropology professor Bill Walker directed this year’s field school along with Brown. The group collaborated with archaeologists at White Sands Missile Range. “Our group started the real task of digging a trench about 3 meters long and 1 meter wide. We'd scrape at the dirt with trowels, slowly shoveling it into buckets, which we then ran through a screen. Most of what we'd find were sherds of El Paso Brown and El Paso Polychrome pottery,” said Keighley Hastings, a junior studying anthropology. The group’s main focus was to discover how climate change affected this area, and how the people adapted during that time.The pueblo itself was as large as a Nebraska town, and with a great view of the mountains,” Hastings said. “I can well imagine it would have been a lovely and dramatic place to live back when it was inhabited.”


PHILIPPINES - Camaligab Camaligan - A team of archaeologists and graduate students from different universities in the United States accidentally found a pre-Hispanic burial ground amid an ongoing construction work of a multipurpose building in a former cemetery here on Monday. The team, led by archaeologist Dr. Stephen Acabado, was surveying an old church in the village of Santo Domingo in the town along the Bicol River when they stumbled on the burial ground. “We (archaeological team) were visiting the Camaligan church when I asked my group to see first the (Bicol River). Passing by the old cemetery, I saw there’s construction going on and diggings. When I entered the construction site I immediately saw the shell midden. Wow!” Acabado said. A shell midden is a heap of shells deposited underground, indicating possible signs of prehistoric activity, according to Dr. Zandro Villanueva, collaborating archaeologist. Acabado said a construction worker disclosed that they also found some human bones and shreds of pottery in the area.