14 NOVEMBRE 2015 NEWS: Warton Crag - Ywangan - Dohuk -







ROYAUME UNIBluesky morecambe bay edited 1 Warton Crag - LiDAR is being employed to reveal the hidden archaeology of a Bronze-Age hill settlement in Lancashire, England. Visually, the archaeological features are very difficult to see, but the Bluesky laser survey, commissioned by the Morecambe Bay Partnership, is expected to reveal previously undiscovered details of the settlement at Warton Crag. Identified as an important ‘Heritage at Risk’ site, the site has already been subject to low level archaeological investigations, which have identified remains from a small, well defended hill fort.It is imperative that we get a better definition of the archaeological remains that are currently ‘hidden’ by the dense vegetation cover,” commented Louise Martin, H2H Cultural Heritage Officer at the Morecambe Bay Partnership. “This will enable us to develop conservation strategies for the site and work towards reducing the risk to the archaeological remains. The site is currently on Historic England’s ‘at risk’ register, so this work is crucial in developing partnerships and strategies to protect the monument for future generations.”


MYANMARThe research group poses below a wall covered in stone age paintings Ywangan - The wall paintings were discovered last May in the forest of Ywangan near Taunggyi, Shan State, and work will now begin to conserve them. U Nyo Myint Htun, director of the Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library (Mandalay Branch), said, “We’ve made our proposals for the conservation work next year. The department will start to search for evidence of habitation, such as stone weapons, in the vicinity of the paintings, and then proceed to pre-protection of the site.” Experts will advise on the type of chemical solvent and the methods to be used to conserve the paintings. A team of seven, led by archaeologist U Win Maung, examined the cave last May and linked it to Pyadar Linn Cave, which contains early stone-age pictures of deer, cattle, horses and an elephant, as well as handprints in what seems to be red dye. They also found a saw-edged flint knife and other implements and weapons nearby, said U Win Maung.


KURDISTANKurdistan 01 Dohuk - A cemetery containing at least 1,000 graves was recently discovered in Kurdistan's Dohuk province, stumping scientists who say it is unlike any similar site they are aware of. In an effort to uncover the history of the graveyard, Professor Alessandro Kanji will take samples to Italy for testing. Four of the unique graves will be displayed in the Dohuk Museum. An expert told Rudaw that some of the graves appear to date to the earliest era of Islam.