Thursday, 28 June 2012

Heritage site in Thiruvananthapuram turns encroachers' paradise

It was once the symbol of pride, of protection and of grandeur. But now, the Fort that is known as the heart of Thiruvananthapuram lies open to the whims and fancies of everyone and anyone, of interest to only tourists and yes, under attack from all sides by encroachers.

That the fort, including the East Fort, the West Fort area or wherever the remnants of that bygone era exist, surrounds the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple with its now highly publicised treasures, has been of little concern to authorities who possess powers to protect it. That too, when the fort and its precincts are already notified as a heritage site.

World's Oldest Purse Found—Studded With a Hundred Dog Teeth

The world's oldest purse may have been found in Germanyand its owner apparently had a sharp sense of Stone Age style.

Excavators at a site near Leipzig (map) uncovered more than a hundred dog teeth arranged close together in a grave dated to between 2,500 and 2,200 B.C.

Read more here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/06/120627-worlds-oldest-purse-dog-teeth-science-handbag-friederich/

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Archaeologists unveil 120 stunning new figures after third dig at terracotta warriors' site

Excavations in China have unearthed a stunning new collection of 2,000-year-old terracotta warriors and hundreds of other artefacts.

Archaeologists unveiled 120 new terracotta warriors yesterday at the Qin Shihuang Unesco World Heritage site in Shaanxi province.
The current excavation, which started in 2009, is the third at the site following two previous digs which were carried out in 1974 and 1985.

Read more:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2157181/Archaeologists-unveil-120-new-figures-discovered-excavation-site.html#ixzz1z0bKD2Ez

Archaeologist fights to protect Egypt's ancient treasures from looters

After the Egyptian revolution, the lack of protection for many archaeological sites throughout the country has caused an increase in the looting and robbery of Egypt's most ancient and treasured artifacts.

Read more here: http://rockcenter.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/26/12419175-archaeologist-fights-to-protect-egypts-ancient-treasures-from-looters

Bulgarian Archaeologists Dig into Medieval Monastery amidst 'Vampire' Finds

Bulgarian Archaeologists Dig into Medieval Monastery amidst 'Vampire' Finds.

Read more here: http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=140728

Iraq will “use all means” to get archaeological archives back from US

BAGHDAD: Iraq has cut cooperation with the United States on archaeological exploration because Washington has not returned Iraq’s Jewish archives, Tourism and Archaeology Minister Liwaa Smaisim told AFP.

The fate of the archives, which were removed from Iraq following the 2003 US-led invasion, is a long-running point of contention between Washington and Baghdad, which has for years sought their return.

Read more here: http://dawn.com/2012/06/25/iraq-will-use-all-means-to-get-archaeological-archives-back-from-us/

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

3,500-year-old toilet found in Vietnam

A group of Australian and Vietnamese archaeologists have discovered a 3,500 year old man-made toilet, which they believe to be the oldest in Southeast Asia, in Long An province.
The group found the toilet at Rach Nui, an archaeological site in the southern province, about 30 km from HCM City.

The device consists of a 5-meter high man-made mound and is surrounded by small tidal streams and mangrove swamps.

Read more here: http://www.tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/society/3-500-year-old-toilet-found-in-vietnam-1.77613

Australia's oldest artwork found

An archaeologist says he has found the oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world: an Aboriginal work created 28,000 years ago in an outback cave.

The dating of one of the thousands of images in the Northern Territory rock shelter, known as Nawarla Gabarnmang, will be published in the next edition of the Journal of Archaeological Science.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/18/rock-australia-art

Mysterious ruins found in Syrian desert

A mystery city older than the pyramids lies in Syria's deserts but conflict in the region is preventing archaeologists from decoding its riddles.
Fragments of stone tools, stone circles and lines on the ground, and even evidence of tombs appear to lie in the desert near the ancient monastery of Deir Mar Musa, 50 miles (80 km) north of Damascus, archaeologist Robert Mason of the Royal Ontario Museum said. He likened the formations to "Syria's Stonehenge."


Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/18880441/mysterious-ruins-found-in-syrian-desert-but-conflict-keeps-archaeologists-away#ixzz1yujE8659

New Archaeology Theory Explains Stonehenge Mystery

After 10 years of archaeological investigations, researchers from the Stonehenge Riverside Project (SRP) have concluded that Stonehenge was built as a monument to unify the peoples of Britain, after a long period of conflict and regional difference between eastern and western Britain.
Read more here: http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/article00419.html

Hoard of Roman coins found buried in field in Jersey after 30-year metal detector quest

Two metal detector enthusiasts have uncovered Europe's largest hoard of Iron Age coins worth up to £10 million - after searching for more than 30 years.
Determined Reg Mead and Richard Miles spent decades searching a field in Jersey after hearing rumours that a farmer had discovered silver coins while working on his land.

They eventually struck gold and uncovered between 30,000 and 50,000 coins, which date from the 1st Century BC and have lain buried for 2,000 years.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2164897/10m-hoard-Roman-coins-buried-field-Jersey-30-year-metal-detector-quest.html#ixzz1ytyn4S7p

Archaeologists in Greece uncover Roman road

Archaeologists in Greece's second-largest city have uncovered a 70-metre section of an ancient road built by the Romans that was city's main travel artery nearly 2,000 years ago.

Read more here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/archaeologists-in-greece-uncover-roman-road-7887770.html

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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Ceri Gage - Archaeology Career Interview

Where did you graduate and what are you doing now? In 2010 I graduated from the University of Wales, Lampeter with a Ba(hons) in Environmental Archaeology, I had developed a love for Prehistory and knew that a Maters in the Archaeology of the Transmanche Region, at the University of Kent was right for me. I graduated from Kent in 2011 and have been searching for that first archaeology job ever since! This has unfortunately not gone too well so I started writing a blog: Musings of an Unemployed Archaeologist. I am currently showcasing my Postgrad dissertation through the blog, in a series of small parts...eventually it will all be there along with some guided reading and all my thank you's. My thoughts were just to get my research out there, who knows who is reading, maybe someonele will see something exciting in my Iron Age Island!

When you graduated were you looking for a career in archaeology?Archaeology is all I have ever wanted to do, but I am having to be practical as well. I keep sending speculative CV's and I am trying to gain some additional field experience, I am also keen to join the new GIS boom as it seems to be particularly popular with employers at the moment.

Aside from archaeology I have started volunteering in Firing Line: Museum of the Welsh Soldier, where I do a range of things. I love helping out with front of house, greeting visitors, telling them a bit about us, getting the kids dressed up and enjoying themselves. I also love the behind the scenes aspect of museum life and particularly enjoy helping the curator out with different exhibit tasks. So much so I'm considering it as a career move

How has a degree in archaeology benefited your career?
At the moment that is difficult to assess, but it has definitely benefitted me as a person. It has provided me with the confidence to pursue dreams, before starting my degrees I was terrified of public speaking, now I love it and would love to make a career out of it. There is nothing better than sharing the archaeology you have found with others. Which direction my career will take I am unsure, but I know that archaeology will never leave me, the heritage industry will always be for me, whether its up to me knees in mud, in a quiet little museum office or in front of a university class developing the archaeological future.

What has been the greatest success in your career so far?
I have had a few, my acceptance onto my Masters course was a particularly proud moment, but I was not as proud as my parents were when I graduated in Canterbury Cathedral. I am particularly proud of my blog, its' viewer numbers are steadily growing, but I would like a little more feedback from readers. My biggest achievement has been the University of Bangor accepting me for a PhD, however, at the moment funding has not be forthcoming, so this may have to be put on hold for a little while!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

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Monday, 18 June 2012

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Friday, 15 June 2012

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Thursday, 14 June 2012

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Interview with Samuel-James Wilson

We caught up Samuel-James Wilson, 24 from Harrogate - his story is an inspiration for anyone, especially anyone in Craftsmenship:

Samuel-James has been in the building trade since he was 15 years old working under various companys. Since November 2011 he's been self employed doing building a respectible reputation in the trade and Harrogate area. Over the past two years or more he's been documenting his work through his Blog - www.Apprentice-Ship.com  It has now topped over 11,000 hits, and has been read in over 70 different countries around the world.

In January 2012 Samuel-James heard about The Prince's Foundation's Building Skill In Craft Programme. Find more info on the course here -
http://www.princes-foundation.org/what-we-do/projects/educate/current-programmes/building-skill-craft - This really intregued him as a builder "I have always wanted to build things that people would walk past and think 'WOW' I want to set myself apart from the average builder".

Samuel-James tried his hardest to secure a place on the course, making up a 25 page application form, including all references from previous employers and clients, pictures of my work, copies of qualifications and a personal statement. He knew this would set him apart straight away as most people would apply VIA the internet to save time.

After a week, Samuel-J was invited down for an interview, he travelled down to London, dressed in a suite [the first one he'd ever worn]. After the interview he left feeling confident.The next day he was given a phone call and he'd been accepted! 


So from July 16th 2012 he'll be setting off with The Prince's Foundation working around the country doing the thing that he loves most! Samuel-James will be documenting his time there through his Blog - www.Apprentice-Ship.com - and also through his Facebook page - www.Facebook.com/TheApprenticeShip and VIA Twitter - @SamuelShip

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

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Friday, 1 June 2012