Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Anglo-Saxon Feasting Hall Discovered in Kent

Archaeology Magazine reports on a new discovery: An Anglo-Saxon feasting hall discovered in Kent. It claims that the discovery of an Anglo-Saxon feasting hall in the village of Lyminge is offering a new view of the lives of these pagan kings.

Read more here: http://archaeology.org/issues/89-1305/features/735-anglo-saxon-pagan-kings-lyminge-kent

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

4400 Year Old Female Skeleton Adorned in Gold found in Windsor

Archaeologists, excavating near the Royal Borough, have discovered the 4400 year old skeleton of an upper class woman.

This makes her one of the earliest ever females found with such treasures in Britain. The woman was buried just a century or two after the construction of stonehenge. 

The woman was wearing a necklace made of folded sheet gold, amber and lignite beads. It is thought that the jewellery probably came from hundreds of miles to the west.

Read more on the independent:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/fourthousand-year-old-goldadorned-skeleton-found-near-windsor-8581819.html