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Hoard of 70,000 Iron Age Coins found on Jersey in the english channel islands

When metal detectorists Reg Mead and Richard Miles found Iron Age coins under a Jersey field, they promptly reported their find to Jersey Heritage who excavated to reveal a massive hoard of coins dating to around 56BC. The hoard is still largely in one piece and is being excavated under laboratory conditions by Neil Mahrer. More..

The Jersey Iron Age Hoard



18th Century shipwreck under the world trade center, new york

Archaeologists have now analysed the date and structure of the timbers of the 18th century shipwreck found under the ruins of New York's World Trade Center. more


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Top archaeology news sites

There are many websites with the latest world archaeological news. Here are Win Scutt's top recommendations:

  1. Archaeologica Hand-picked links to each day's top stories. Usually about six per day.
  2. Archaeology Magazine Updated every weekday, a summary with links to about six news stories.
  3. BBC Latest Archaeology News Selected top stories - about one per day
  4. National Geographic Ancient World News Brief  summaries linked to full stories written by National Geographic reporters. About one story per day.
  5. Discovery Channel Brief summaries linked to pages, about one story per day.
  6. Stone Pages Archaeo News
  7. EurekAlert Public Releases of latest research. About 2 per week.
  8. Science Daily Brief summaries and links to full stories by Science Daily reporters. Mixed with Palaeontology stories. One per day.
  9. Archaeology News Automatic News Feed
  10. Explorator Links to David Meadow's weekly newsletters, each containing about 50 links to the week's stories.
  11. Archaeology in Europe Regularly updated with summaries and links. About 20 stories per week, but only Europe.
  12. Google Archaeology News. Search results for the last week. Automatically listed, so much irrelevant material.
  13. Yahoo Anthropology and Archaeology Automatic news feed with some irrelevant content.
  14. Topix Archaeology News A mixed collection of news stories

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS

2014-8-26
New research shows that modern humans and neanderthals overlapped in Europe much longer than previously thought. more
2014-8-26
Homo sapiens living in the Benidorm area are the first people known to include snails in their diet. more
2014-8-26
A baby's rattle, 4000 years old, has been found in the ruins of a Bronze Age city in Turkey. more
2014-8-26
The latest techniques are being used to see underground in the Stonehenge landscape - and a major new discovery has been made. more
2014-8-26
A wooden cooking trough dating to the Bronze Age has been found on the west coast of Ireland. more
2014-8-26
A shipwreck dating to 700BC has been found on the seabed near the island of Gozo - and it's believed to be Phoenician. more
2014-8-26
An Ice Mummy found in 1993 may be reburied if local elders and spiritual leaders have their way. more
2014-8-26
Archaeologists are excavating near the gateway of a great defended town in France dating to the Iron Age. more
2014-8-26
The Conservator working on the massive hoard of Iron Age coins found in Jersey, aims to conserve 500 coins a week over three years. more
2014-8-26
A gold coin may be the key to understanding a massacre on the Swedish island of Oland. more
2014-8-19
Major discovery of Neanderthal flint tools and fauna in Sane valley, France 55-35 thousand years old. more
2014-8-19
Late neolithic henge, sacred way and two ring ditches possibly found at Sittingbourne, Kent. more
2014-8-19
Mummification in Egypt has prehistoric origins. more
2014-8-19
Archaeologists ready to enter tomb in Amphipolis, Greece dating to time of Alexander c.300BC. more
2014-8-19
Eight skeletons found in Gaulish grain silo c500BC near Iron Age salt mines, SE France. more
2014-8-19
6th-century tumulus built like step pyramid first of its kind in Japan. more
2014-8-19
Pyramid, ball court and palaces around four major plazas found in Yucatan jungle, Mexico. more
2014-8-19
Black Death in Barcelona. Yersinia pestis found in mass grave of 120 victims in Basilica crypt. more
2014-8-19
Richard III skeleton reveals he drank 2-3 litres alcohol per day and had rich diet. more
2014-8-12
A new study suggests that our testosterone declined when we made art and advanced tools about 50,000 years ago. more
2014-8-12
How did early agricultural societies deal with climate change. more
2014-8-12
A lavish tomb, over 2000 years old, has been discovered in China. more
2014-8-12
New Nazca Lines - geoglyphs - have been revealed by gales and sandstorms in Peru. more
2014-8-12
The National Trust has acquired an important hillfort in Dorset. more
2014-8-12
Archaeologists in Colchester have found evidence of sophisticated water technology in Roman times. more
2014-8-12
A rich Roman villa with hypocaust and painted wall plaster has been found in Somerset. more
2014-8-12
Important Saxon finds have been made during the excavation of a cemetery in Wiltshire. more
2014-8-12
Archaeologists excavating a "lost" medieval manor house in Leicestershire have uncovered the foundations for a great barn. more
2014-8-5
In Brittany, France archaeologists have found the foundations of massive stone age houses nearly 7000 years old. more
2014-8-5
New research shows Oetzi the Iceman had a genetic disposition to heart disease. more
2014-8-5
During construction work in an Athenian suburb, archaeologists have found a cup inscribed with the name of the city's most famous statesman, Pericles. more
2014-8-5
In Denmark, archaeologists have made a grim discovery among the bodies of men fallen in a great battle. more
2014-8-5
On the outskirts of Cardiff, archaeologists have been excavating an Iron Age hillfort - underneath it they've found an important site over 3,000 years older. more
2014-8-5
A dig in Kirkaugh, Northumberland has turned up a valuable group of artefacts 4,300 years old in an Bronze Age burial mound. more
2014-8-5
An amazing find in Scotland - a large stone engraved with Pictish symbols. more
2014-8-5
In France's Lower Normandy, archaeologists have been excavating a fascinating cemetery dating back 1300 years. more
2014-7-29
Tens of thousands of artefacts over 700,000 years old have been found by archaeologists in South Africa. more
2014-7-29
A skull found from Galilee, Israel and 100,000 years old has been analysed - showing a traumatic injury. more
2014-7-29
A team of archaeologists in Spain have found a range of sites used by early humans, some of them as early as a million years old. more
2014-7-29
In Germany a hiker has discovered rock carvings - the oldest in Germany. more
2014-7-29
Rock art 4000 years old, used for tracking stars and predicting rainfall, has been found in Peru. more
2014-7-29
An ancient Roman shipwreck has been found in the sea near Spezia, Italy. more
2014-7-29
Excavations of the Roman fort at Binchester have uncovered a bath house and early evidence of Christianity. more
2014-7-29
A medieval letter seal has been found in excavations at Lufton, Yeovil. more
2014-7-29
Excavations of HMS London which sank in 1665 in the Thames, show the wreck has the same potential as the Mary Rose. more
2014-7-22
In northern Sudan archaeologists have found evidence for 70,000 year old structures - the earliest evidence in the world for permanent houses. more
2014-7-22
Footprints found in a Romanian cave 50 years ago have now been dated to between 29,000 and 36,500 years ago - some of the oldest known human footprints in the world. more
2014-7-22
In Rechnitz, Austria archaeologists have found a massive earthwork circle - roughly equivalent to Stonehenge, only 2000 years older. more
2014-7-22
Excavations in Ostia, the port of ancient Rome, have revealed a mansion and a dozen tombs. more
2014-7-22
A Roman Road complete with pot-holes has been found in a large Roman settlement in Devon. more
2014-7-22
An excavation in Northampton has revealed fragments of rare medieval linen and a piece of exotic marble.more
2014-7-15
In Norway, an 8,000 Year-old Skull Has Been Found With Preserved Brain Matter. more
2014-7-15
North Sudan - Skeletons of war dead from 11,000 BC go on show at the British Museum. more
2014-7-15
Despite massive opposition, a statue has been auctioned by Northampton museums. more
2014-7-15
A car boot sale 3 bargain turns out to be an ancient Egyptian tool. more
2014-7-15
A set of objects found in Turkey show that the Assyrians were still using an ancient form of bookkeeping long after writing had been invented. more
2014-7-15
A pair of sharpened metal claws have been found in an ancient tomb in Peru. more
2014-7-15
Some very ancient things are being found on Pembrokeshire's beaches. more
2014-7-15
Archaeologists are preparing to dig in Robin Hood's village of Edwinstowe. more
2014-7-8
A new study suggests that climate change caused humans to evolve in a patchwork of environments. more
2014-7-8
Archaeologists are puzzling over bones found in a Danish bog. more
2014-7-8
In the clothes of Otzi, the iceman, scientists have extracted deer hair - and they've been analysing its dna. more
2014-7-8
Egyptian police examined a hole that opened up in a Sohag street, and it turns out to lead to 4000 year old chapel of a Pharaoh. more
2014-7-8
ISIS are cashing in on looted antiquities to fuel their move into Iraq. more
2014-7-8
Gay graffiti, 2500 years old, has been found on a remote Greek island. more
2014-7-8
A hoard of Iron Age and Roman coins has been found in a Derbyshire cave. more
2014-7-8
Archaeologists have found evidence for the revolt of Boudicca under a Colchester street. more
2014-7-8
In Sweden, they're examining a remarkable 16th century shipwreck. more
2014-7-1
Fossilised poo provides new evidence that Neanderthals ate their vegetables. more
2014-7-1
In Poland, archaeologists have found a meteorite fragment while excavating a 9000 year old house. more
2014-7-1
Archaeologists excavating a burial mound in Georgia (South Caucasus) have uncovered a 4000 year old burial with 2 wagons. more
2014-7-1
French archaeologists have been given extra time to complete excavation of an important chariot burial of the 2nd or 1st century BC in the Ardennes. more
2014-7-1
The remains of an 6000 year old house has been found in the Yorkshire Dales, England. more
2014-7-1
Welsh engineers have saved Egypt's Djoser Pyramid. more
2014-7-1
Northampton Council is selling off some of its museum's treasures. more
2014-7-1
The Colosseum in Rome was a bustling market in the Middle Ages. more
2014-6-24
New human sub species related to Neanderthals, identified from 17 skulls in cave Sima de los Huesos, Spain.
2014-6-24
Tip of arrowhead found in chin of Bronze Age man from Siberia.
2014-6-24
4500 year old pottery, seeds and bones from Ur, found in box in Bristol.
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