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7th-century earthworks found in Japan

An excavation on a hilltop on the island of Kyushu has found evidence of 7th-century fortifications. Ancient hilltop earthworks discovered here could offer the first hard evidence of Japan having had a walled city in the seventh century. The mound in northern Fukuoka Prefecture measures 500 meters or so, and is presumed

Neolithic earthwork found in England

A Neolithic earthwork consisting of three concentric ditches as been found in Oxfordshire, England. The Thame example has three roughly concentric ditch circuits enclosing an area of high ground overlooking the valley of the River Thame. Later in the Neolithic, a small henge monument was constructed within the causewayed enclosure. A second,

Neolithic earthworks found in Austria

Aerial photos taken in Austria have led to the discovery of circular trenches that date back to the Neolithic Period. It appears that circa 5,000 BC there was a large circular area in a field on the southern outskirts of Rechnitz, surrounded by wooden poles. It was only after aerial photographs

War of 1812 artifacts uncovered at Fort Erie dig

Archaeologists working at Fort Erie in Ontario, Canada, have uncovered a collection of artifacts and traces of buildings which date back to the War of 1812. To the west of the fort, 20 archeology students from Laurier are hunched over precise plots, measuring 1 metre by 3, like miniature graves. For

Ohio serpent mound could be world’s largest

An ancient earthwork located in Mariemont, Ohio may be the world's largest serpent mound. Using modern technology, he has identified this hump as the remnants of a serpent mound built by Fort Ancient Indians between 1400 and 1800. This serpent mound is 2,952 feet long, more than twice the length of the

Possible geoglyphs found in Peru

A researcher may have discovered a huge network of geoglyphs, giant earthworks, in Peru. Amelia Carolina Sparavigna, assistant professor at the department of physics of Turin's Polytechnic University, used Google satellite maps and AstroFracTool, an astronomical image-processing program which she developed, to investigate over 463 square miles of land around Peru's