7 MARS 2018: Cadiz - Kiev - Miramichi-Chaleur - Kannah Creek - Man - Fort Cornwallis






ESPAGNE1520182987 250586 1520185830 sumario normal recorte1 Cadiz - Cortadura beach: when local residents walked out on the sand following the recent storm, they were amazed to find remains of a Roman aqueduct and parts of a stone road dating back to the 16th or 17th centuries. Experts have identified remains of two walls around 80 centimeters thick and two meters high that once delimited the road. This road was used until 1755, when it was destroyed by a tidal wave triggered by the great earthquake in Lisbon. The tsunami swept through Cádiz and Huelva, killing 1,240 people. Not two meters from this road, archaeologists have identified up to seven fragments of what might have been the aqueduct of Gades (the Latin name for modern-day Cádiz), a Roman construction built in the first century. “Two of these fragments are still joined together with the original mortar, which is a rare occurrence,” said Camacho.Historians had already been aware of of the existence of both the aqueduct and the road, although no finds had emerged in recent decades.


UKRAINE – Kiev - The expert noted that the first settlements on the territory of Kiev appear in the second half of the I Millennium BC that was typical of the European era of the Great migration, however, this city is only at the beginning of the II Millennium. Sahaidak says that by the time the first population of Kiev hills had several settlements, which had not formed a single city. “All buildings and settlements are scattered, are not of stationary nature. They die very quickly. That is, the duration of the first Slavic functioning of cells, if you put them on today’s map, within a few decades,” explained the historian. By the way, the famous Ukrainian historian Yaroslav Hrytsak said, if our country will choose the model of the nation with the nucleus of the Dnieper and Kiev, Ukraine is born a third, which will be bilingual and Pro-European “it is considered that there are two models of the nation: French – German political and ethnic. In fact, no country in the they are not represented in its pure form, all these models coexist.


CANADA - Miramichi-Chaleur - A lost Viking settlement known as "Hóp," which has been mentioned in sagas passed down over hundreds of years, is said to have supported wild grapes, abundant salmon and inhabitants who made canoes out of animal hides. Now, a prominent archaeologist says the settlement likely resides in northeastern New Brunswick. If Hóp is found it would be the second Viking settlement to be discovered in North America. The other is at L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Newfoundland. Over the decades, scholars have suggested possible locations where the remains of Hóp might be found, including Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick (on the east coast of Canada), Nova Scotia, Maine, New England and New York. However, using the description of the settlement from sagas of Viking voyages, along with archaeological work carried out at L'Anse aux Meadows and at Native American sites along the east coast of North America, an archaeologist has narrowed down the likely location of Hóp to northeastern New Brunswick. The likeliest location there? The Miramichi-Chaleur bay area.


USA5a9cebe603d8e image Kannah Creek - A pistol part found in a Mesa County excavation area could be as many as 500 years old and may bring to light some new information on Spanish colonial history in Colorado. The part was found in the Kannah Creek area about 25 miles south of Grand Junction as part of an archaeological excavation conducted by the Museums of Western Colorado's Western Investigations Team. Referred to as a "dog," the part is a spring-load arm that was used as part of a Spanish wheellock pistol, which dates to 1500 to 1600. The wheellock predates flintlock pistols and muskets, which were first introduced in the 17th century. The discovery is unusual for this region as most artifacts such as this one are typically found in Texas and New Mexico. It is believed that the Spanish didn't come to this region until the 1700s.


ROYAUME UNI543065 1 Ile de Man - There has been an exciting and enlightening archeological discovery, according to Culture Vannin. A Manx cross slab, which could be anything up to 1,500 years old, has been found at what could prove to be a previously undiscovered keeil site in Kirk Michael. It was unearthed by Roy Kennaugh, a key figure in Manx language and culture who recently passed away. Thirty-five ancient keeil sites have been identified so far, so this could prove to be the 36th, but it's thought there was once around 174 of these sites recorded around the Island.


MALAISIE - Fort cornwallis Fort Cornwallis- An archaeological team digging up a covered-up moat at Fort Cornwallis discovered nine cannonballs last week. They were found not far from where two 200-year-old cannons were found two weeks ago. Universiti Sains Malaysia’s (USM) Centre for Global Archaeological Research archaeologist Nurulnatasha Azman said the projectiles, 3cm to 10cm in diameter, were likely as old as the cannons. She said the cannonballs appeared to be very fragile and they would be transferred by this week to USM for safekeeping, together with the two cannons weighing 1.5 tonnes each found earlier.The findings are significant because the fort was never involved in any combat.