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Cache of Bronze Age artifacts found in Swiss Alps

A cache of Bronze Age artifacts has been found in the Swiss Alps. Among the total haul is a wooden box containing flour, fragments of bows, flint arrowheads, string made from animal fibre, a container made of cow horn and small pieces of leather. The equipment has been carbon dated to around

4,000-year-old tombs found in Romania

Nine Bronze Age tombs have been found in eastern Romania. “Some tombs are located closer to the surface and were not so well preserved because of the agriculture works. But those deeper in the ground have rich inventories. Each tomb usually has a minimum of three jugs. There are also bronze

Bronze Age roundhouses found in southern England

Two roundhouses dating back 3,000 years have been found at the site of a new housing development in southern England. Two Bronze Age roundhouses dating back to around 1,000 BC or earlier have been uncovered on farmland adjoining Bulwark Road, along with an Iron Age burial site and ditches, plus a

Bronze Age house found in Slovakia

A 3,000-year-old dwelling has been found in central Slovakia. Archaeologist Roman Hron?iak supposed to find settlement holes, but the real discovery surprised him. The discovery of the dwelling is significant not only for Detva but for whole region, according to the archaeologist. Until now, only holes were found in Detva but it

Bronze Age weapons found in Scotland

3,000-year-old bronze weapons have been found in a field in northeastern Scotland. “The hoard of artefacts, which are around three thousand years old, is the find of a lifetime. It is very unusual to recover such artefacts in a modern archaeological excavation, which can reveal so much about the context of

Bronze-Age bone objects found in cremated remains

A collection of small bone objects have been found in a box of cremated remains excavated from a Bronze Age cist tomb in 1947. “I opened my email to find a photograph of an extremely rare Bronze Age object – a bone pommel from a bronze knife. This would have been

Burnt mound from Bronze Age excavated in Scotland

Road construction in Inverness has uncovered burned mounds which date back to the Bronze Age. The mounds are large piles of burnt waste, often including ashy deposits and stones that have been shattered by heat. They are usually horseshoe-shaped and found close to streams, and archaeologists say that they are the product

Bronze Age village excavated in England

Excavations at a 3,000-year-old Bronze Age village in Cambridgeshire that was built on a wooden platform over a river channel have been completed. One winter some 3,000 years ago, a development of highly desirable houses was built on stilts over a tributary of the river Nene in Cambridgeshire, by people whose