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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,[…]

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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[…]

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The Hochdorf Chieftain

Originally Published January 2011. The Hochdorf Chieftain An amateur archaeologist noticed a low earthen mound in 1977 located east of Hochdorf in the Baden-Wurtemberg area of German. When professionals examined the location they found evidence of a circle of stone surrounding the mound, and excavations began in 1978. A wooden chamber was discovered crushed beneath[…]

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Houses in Early Medieval Ireland

Originally published August 2006. Houses in Early Medieval Ireland During the last fifty years about 250 houses dating from the early Medieval period of Ireland have been discovered and excavated, providing some insights into the way of life during that time. Most of these houses were located in ring forts, ecclesiastical enclosures, or the island[…]