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USA – Parris island - Archaeologists have found the location of a long-sought Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast near Beaufort. A release from the University of South Carolina says the site of San Marcos, one of five forts that operated during the 21-year history of the early settlement of Santa Elena, has been found on Parris Island. University of South Carolina archaeologist Chester DePratter and Victor Thompson of the Center for Archaeological Sciences at the University of Georgia, have conducted research for the past two years to find the site of the 1577 fort. The researchers used ground-penetrating radar and other high-tech equipment last month to find the site. They are publishing details this week in The Journal of Archaeology Science Reports. The site of Santa Elena was located back in 1979.
ROYAUME UNI -x Eastbourne - Archaeologists are hoping to uncover the secrets of a mysterious mound on the South Downs this week. Heritage Eastbourne has begun an excavation at a possible prehistoric or medieval earthworks site on the edge of the South Downs National Park. The downland dig on the outskirts of Eastbourne will determine the age of the mound, as well as investigating a possible ancient burial site nearby. Archaeologists are hoping to uncover the secrets of a mysterious mound on the South Downs this week. Eastbourne has begun an excavation at a possible prehistoric or medieval earthworks site on the edge of the South Downs National Park. The downland dig on the outskirts of Eastbourne will determine the age of the mound, as well as investigating a possible ancient burial site nearby.
TURQUIE – Kyzikos - A new round of excavations has begun at the ancient city of Kyzikos in the 2,500-year-old Erdek district of Balıkesir in northwest Turkey to unearth more Roman-era artifacts and the legendry Temple of Hadrian. The longest edge of the temple, measuring some 161 meters, was unearthed in 2010, recalled Nurettin Koçhan of Ataturk University in eastern Erzurum province, the head of the excavation team. “In the early stages, we tried to clear the surrounding area and reveal structural ruins. Currently, excavations are continuing in the western back part of the temple so that the northern part of the temple can be drilled,” he told Anadolu Agency. “Our goals are to be able to establish the true measure of the temple and the remains of the superstructure, and to reveal the origin of the temple without excavating its higher parts. So far, we have partly learned this,” he said. The temple was subject to major destruction over time, as the marble works of the temple were burned up in lime wells and cube-shaped dry cereal stores were placed around the temple. The area was used as a cemetery during the Middle Ages. Some medieval structures were added, according to Koçhan.
USA – Alamo - Archaeologists dusted off a bit more of the Alamo's history with the recent discovery of the ruins of an adobe brick wall.The team was searching for the south and west walls of the historic mission on Friday, when they discovered large adobe bricks in the spot where they expected to find the west wall of the complex along Alamo Street.