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Was Stonehenge first constructed in Wales?

From The Guardian: Evidence of quarrying for Stonehenge’s bluestones is among the dramatic discoveries leading archaeologists to theorise that England’s greatest prehistoric monument may have first been erected in Wales. It has long been known that the bluestones that form Stonehenge’s inner horseshoe came from the Preseli hills in Pembrokeshire, around 140 miles from Salisbury Read more about Was Stonehenge first constructed in Wales?[…]

Viking connection to Northeast Scotland

From the Archaeology News Network: Their exploits are more linked to the Northern Isles and the west coast of Scotland, with monastries raided, islanders murdered and gold and silver plundered. But new research – and a clutch of archaeological finds – has now suggested that the North East may not have escaped the fury of Read more about Viking connection to Northeast Scotland[…]

Hiker finds a 1,200-year-old Viking sword

From Fox News: Goran Olsen was enjoying a leisurely hike recently in Norway when he stopped near the fishing village of Haukeli, about 150 miles west of Oslo. Under some rocks along a well-traversed path, he made a discovery that’s now the envy of every detectorist in Scandinavia: a 30-inch wrought-iron Viking sword, estimated to Read more about Hiker finds a 1,200-year-old Viking sword[…]

50 graves discovered at medieval pilgrimage site in England

From Fox News: The skeletal remains of about 50 medieval individuals have been discovered in shallow graves near the pilgrimage site of a famous seventh-century saint in England. The human remains, which have been exhumed, may help archaeologists learn more about the medieval era, according to Archaeology Warwickshire, an archaeology and excavation firm. The company Read more about 50 graves discovered at medieval pilgrimage site in England[…]

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Storm uproots tree, reveals skeleton of medieval man

From weather.com: When a winter storm hit Ireland earlier this year, it brought more than just strong wind and snow. The storm uprooted a 215-year-old beech tree that had been covering up a stunning secret: the skeletal remains of a medieval young man, according to the Sligo-Leitrim Archaeological Services and Live Science. Read full article.