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 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Blackbeard Discovery Reveals Pirate Reading Habits

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:47 am 

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Love this story. Great detective work...... :g58: Tiny paper scraps from the 300-year-old wreck of Queen Anne's Revenge are traced to a 1712 adventure account from the South Seas. Buccaneers aboard the flagship of notorious 18th-century pirate Blackbeard apparently enjoyed a rollicking read, accordi...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Tense Truce Between Detectorists and Archaeologist

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:22 pm 

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I think you have started an interesting, but probably necessary, debate on the subject Paul...... :g50:

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Tense Truce Between Detectorists and Archaeologist

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:19 pm 

Replies: 17
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I heard an insightful comment at church the other week - ''our attitude is more important than our opinion''............. My attitude is that I strive to bring divisive sides together whilst maintaining a dialogue between them. My opinion is that some people can easily divide these same groups with...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Tense Truce Between Detectorists and Archaeologist

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:50 pm 

Replies: 17
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because they are archaeologists superior beings who are allowed to do so because they are interlectualy cleverer than joe blogs who plods the fields in all weathers for little reward.. Thanks for that. I plod the fields in all weathers for little, or no, reward because I am a detectorist and proud ...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: A 4,000-Year-Old Footprint

 Post subject: A 4,000-Year-Old Footprint
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:45 am 

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No one knows the name. Dead for 4,000 years, this ancient person left a legacy that is now enshrined behind glass in a case that will soon be viewed by thousands of people beginning in April, 2018. It is a solidified imprint of a human foot, originally set in a newly moulded wet mud brick that, once...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Roman burial ground discovered near Cambridge

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:41 am 

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A Roman settlement and burial ground has been unearthed at the site of a new Cambridgeshire housing estate.

Over 20 skeletons were uncovered in the dig which began in May.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/ca ... r-14057515

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Bones from first ever turkey dinner found

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:36 am 

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Bones possibly from the first ever turkey dinner in 1500's found in Exeter. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter hosts numerous fascinating artefacts, which are hidden from public view. One of such artefacts that they have dug out in time for Christmas are the bones that could be the remains o...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Archeologists Discover Oldest Burial Fish Hooks

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:09 pm 

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Prehistoric people did not conform to modern society’s ideas of which jobs belong to men and which belong to women. Archaeologists recently found evidence that 12,000 years ago, at least some women were fishing, even though that was previously believed to be largely a man’s activity. The scientists ...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Evidence of 'special site' for Bronze Age burials

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:03 pm 

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Archaeologists say they are finding increasing evidence that a site near Loch Ness was important for burials in the Bronze Age. A second 4,000-year-old grave has been located in an area being developed in Drumnadrochit where a stone-lined grave known as a cist was found in 2015. http://www.bbc.co.uk...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Historic finds unearthed in Medieval cemetary

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:01 pm 

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What was supposed to be a simple excavation to allow for the expansion of a church cemetery turned into a treasure trove of historic artefacts, including a decorative fitting from a book "imported" by Vikings from Ireland. Byneset Cemetery, adjacent to the medieval Steine Church in Trondhe...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Welcome To The 18th Century Starbucks

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:59 pm 

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Customers today may settle for a flat white and a cinnamon swirl, but at coffee shops 250 years ago, many also expected ale, wine, and possibly a spot of calf's foot jelly, a new study has shown. Following its identification during an archaeological survey, researchers are publishing complete detail...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:26 am 

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The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended. Urbano Monte’s enormous 1587 map is a unique vision of the world as he knew it. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/cartography-gigantic-ancient-map-urbano-monte/?utm_source=Fac...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Tense Truce Between Detectorists and Archaeologist

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:42 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 714


I agree with JellyTussle and Clive, a balanced presentation that pretty-much lays it out as it is on a National basis. Individuals may well have very good relations with the heritage sector, I do myself, but there is still an undercurrent of distrust on both sides from some quarters and we cannot hi...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: David Williams

 Post subject: Re: David Williams
Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:14 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 265


A wonderful guy and someone who I had a lot of time for. He was always there to help and had a dry but wicked sense of humour. He will be much missed by archaeologists and detectorists alike. RIP David, you were taken far too soon. :g48:

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Prospector finds 1.2 KILOGRAM gold nugget

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:22 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 343


A North Queensland prospector unearthed nugget in a field with metal detector

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... 3-000.html
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