Posted on Leave a comment

Celtic History In the News — November 2019

Celtic History and Archaeology In the News Apologies to any of you that have already read this one last month. We are just getting some content moved to the new location.  Pictish carved beasts ‘unlike anything found before A 1,200-year-old standing stone discovered in the Highlands has carvings never before seen on a Pictish stone,[…]

Posted on Leave a comment

Celtic History In the News — December 2019

Recent News in Celtic Archaeology and History Rare spindle whorl discovered in Pictish excavation in Perthshire Archaeologists delving into Perthshire’s hidden history are celebrating a successful five-year investigation at an ancient Pictish settlement. Celtic warrior from 2,000 years ago buried in chariot with weapons and ponies hailed as most important find of its kind in[…]

Posted on Leave a comment

Celtic History In the News – September 2019

Celtic History In the News – September 2019 ‘Spectacular’ monument aligned with the Winter Solstice found near Newgrange Archaeologists have identified about 40 previously unknown monuments near Newgrange in an “exceptionally successful” survey. Student reveals the face of Iron Age female druid A University of Dundee student has digitally revealed the face of one of[…]

Posted on Leave a comment

Celtic History In the News — July 2019

Celtic History In the News — July 2019 A new collection of links to interesting recent news items in Celtic history or archaeology this week. Isle of Man Round Mounds: ‘Spectacular’ 4,000-year-old jet necklace found A 4,000-year-old necklace has been uncovered during an archaeological dig on the Isle of Man. The Most Irish Town in[…]

Posted on Leave a comment

Celtic History In the News — June 2019

Celtic History In the News — June 2019 I thought it might be worth catching up on some of the interesting news in Celtic history/archaeology this week. “Find of the century: Incredibly preserved 2,400-year-old Celtic warrior’s shield made from tree bark is dug up in Leicestershire” An incredibly well-preserved shield made from tree bark may[…]

Posted on Leave a comment

Celtic History In the News — October 2018

Celtic History In the News — October 2018 I’ve got a short week, bouncing MacGregor Games from the Renaissance Festival in Minnesota to 18th century Indiana this weekend, so just a quick look at Celtic related archaeology news this week. Look for The Celtic Croft at Stone Mountain Highland Games later this month. Heat wave[…]

Posted on Leave a comment

Celtic History In the News — September 2017

Celtic History In the News — September 2017 I’m afraid I’m bogged down in the middle of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, so just a look at recent tidbits in the news instead of an actual article this month. Celtic Prince’s Artifacts Analyzed Archaeologists from France’s National Institute of Preventive Archaeology (INRAP) have analyzed artifacts from[…]

Posted on Leave a comment

Rooted in Self-Determination

Rooted in Self-Determination June 26, 2017 Next week, America will be celebrating Independence Day on July 4th. If you live in the United States, you’ve probably learned the history of how the 13 original colonies broke away from British rule every year in grade school. In short, by writing the United States Declaration of Independence,[…]