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Neolithic pit oven recreated and tested

Archaeologists working at Prastio Mesorotsos in Cyprus have recreated a Neolithic pit oven. A 9,000-year-old barbecue pit was recently discovered at Prastio Mesorotsos, a site in the Diarizos Valley outside of Paphos, which has been almost continuously occupied from the Neolithic era to the present. It took three years of excavations

6,500-year-old oven found in Croatia

A 6,500-year-old oven has been found at the site of a Neolithic home in Croatia. The 6,500-year-old oven was unearthed in a ancient home during an archeological dig at a Neolithic site in Bapska, a village in eastern Croatia, which experts say is one of the most important in Europe. Experts

Maori stones hold clues to Earth’s magnetic fields

Researchers are examining the stones found in ancient Maori ovens to study how the Earth's magnetic field has changed over the past 10,000 years. Abandoned stones at these locations could shed light on Earth's magnetic behaviour going back hundreds of years. "We have very good palaeomagnetic data from across the world recording

Medieval ovens and tanneries found in England

Clay ovens and leather tanneries which date from the 12th to 16th centures has been unearthed in Bury St. Edmunds, England. The Warren Map of 1740 showed the area to be fields - so this is the first evidence of previous development. Alongside the clay ovens, the archaeologists have found a series

Stone circle reinvestigated in England

Stones discovered in the Yorkshire Dales in 1896, and originally thought to be part of a corn drying kiln, have been reuncovered, prompting investigators to hypothesize that they were actually part of a communal bread oven. Dr Johnson said a circle of stones on the site was definitely either a

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