17 OCTOBRE 2015 NEWS: Hoogkarpsel - Rottnest Island - Woolwich - Pocklington -







PAYS-BAS Bronze age treasure netherlands 560x307 Hoogkarpsel - A unique collection of Bronze Age bracelets, rings, brooches and other treasures has been dug up near Hoogkarpsel, a ribbon village in Noord-Holland province, archaeologists said on Thursday. The find was presented to the public in Leiden at the start of the three-day National Archaeology Days. The objects, which were found in a trench, date from around 800 BC. The treasure is an ‘important part of the gigantic puzzle that is our history’, one archaeologist said. The find was made by archaeologists on a site where a small farming community is known to have lived. Most major archaeological finds in the Netherlands are made during construction work.

AUSTRALIEAboriginal glass spearpoint Rottnest Island - Staff and students from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies have made a surprise discovery on an excursion to Rottnest Island (Wadjemup), uncovering a rare nineteenth century glass spearhead. Earlier this year a Heritage Studies student found a glass spearhead, and last year a staff member unearthed a ceramic one. The spearheads are believed to have been used by Indigenous men and boys who were imprisoned on island between 1838 and 1931.

ROYAUME UNIM3951 Woolwich - Saxon remains have been found by archaeologists excavating Berkeley Homes development site on the Royal Arsenal Riverside site. Oxford Archaeology have uncovered evidence of nearly 3000 years of human activity on the west side of the site which in ancient times would have been a gravel peninsula surrounded by marshlands. Surprisingly a burial site with 76 skeletons have been found which have been radio carbon dated to the late 7th or early 8th century meaning they are former inhabitants of Saxon Woolwich. They seem to represent a mixed population with males and females, children and adults present. Only one possible knife was recorded as a probable grave deposit so it seems that the burials do represent an early Christian tradition’. Previous excavations on adjacent sites have revealed an enormous ditch which was constructed in the late Iron Age which indicates trading with the Roman Empire across the channel. Archaeologists have also recorded the remains of medieval houses and evidence of clay pipe manufacture in addition to remains from the Victorian gas works housed there.


ROYAUME UNI 2879313558 Pocklington - More than 150 skeletons have now been unearthed during an archeological dig in Pocklington, the Post can reveal. The skeletons have been found at the recently discovered historical burial site on Burnby Lane. The site has so far yielded 156 skeletons and 76 square barrows. Some of the square barrows contain personal possessions, including jewellery, and a sword has been found in one. Archaeologists have also discovered a skeleton with a shield. It is believed the site dates to the Iron Age. which in Britain lasted from 800 BC until the time of the Roman conquest, which started in AD 43. Paula Ware, managing director at MAP Archaeological Practice, the company which is carrying out the excavation work, added: “We have excavated 156 inhumations to date, which are being analysed at the present time. Finds have included several brooches and rings, in addition to over 300 amber and glass beads. Unfortunately, it is still too early to give a definitive description of the site at this stage, the completion date of the dig or where the findings will be displayed, as the post excavation process has only just commenced.” Evidence from aerial photographs indicate the presence of a former late Iron Age/Romano British settlement and square burial barrows running in an east-west direction across the central section of the proposed development site.