The future of blogging about the past

This month is the last of the Blogging Carnival hosted very graciously by Doug’s Archaeology.

Here’s the question: “…where are you/we going with blogging or would you it like to go? I leave it up to you to choose between reflecting on you and your blog personally or all of archaeology blogging/bloggers or both. Tells us your goals for blogging. Or if you have none why that is? Tell us the direction that you hope blogging takes in archaeology.” Continue reading

Archaeology weekly roundup 22-2-’14

Another week, another new set of discoveries, let’s check out some of the news making headlines this week in the world of archaeology.

It’s medieval murder in Scotland

The remains of a young man dating back 900 years has been found in Scotland. The skeleton identifies multiple stab wounds in the back, shoulders and ribs. Analysis shows some wear and tear on the mans shoulder, pointing to him possibly being an archer.

He was stabbed with a dagger, and the accuracy of the wounds suggest this was probably a professional job and not spur of the moment.


Origin of Stonehenge rocks revealed

The source of the smaller bluestone rocks that make up part of Stonehenge has been revealed to have come for a small outcrop just 1.8 miles away from the site. Researchers are hoping this new development will help source how the rocks came to Stonehenge in the first place.


Silver hoop earrings found in Israel

Ancient silver is always amazing to find, and in Israel archaeologists discovered a silver ball in an ancient jar form the biblical city of Abel Beth Maccah. The little moulded ball wasn’t thought of much at first, but on closer inspection researchers have identified five ancient hoop earrings. Archaeologists are not sure yet why the jar and its contents were left behind.


Statue of Shiva discovered in Kashmir

A rare statue of the Hindu god Shiva was unearthed in Kashmir during sand removal of a river bed. The statue dates to the ninth century AD and has a crown and three peaks on its head, along with the image of the third eye on its forehead.


Mosaic of Apollo found in Roman tunnel

An ancient mosaic of Apollo dating to the second half of the first century AD has been discovered in an ancient tunneling system in Rome. The tunnel was buried beneath the Trajan baths built in the second century AD.

The mosaic beautifully portrays a man with holding a harp, which points to Apollo – being the god of music, poetry. The fresco of a woman was also found, which is believed to be a muse connected to Apollo, along with other men thought to be ancient philosophers.


And that’s it folks! For on what’s been happening, check out some of the other stories on the site, they include:

Pet cemetery found in Mexico
What are the Paracas skulls?
Hellenistic village found in Israel
Have researchers found the real Mona Lisa?
Conspiracy theorists vandalise pyramids to prove aliens
Ancient forest revealed after storms