ome of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The and century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find.
Viking settlement of the Jarlshof site was hidden until a storm in the late exposed some of the remains from late Iron Age buildings (before 800 AD); built in a circular fashion around a central hub with small rooms and storage areas leading off of it.
Fantastic article in Archaeology Magazine this month about the use of technology to map the wreck of the Titanic and the debris field surrounding the site in order to impose an archaeological grid for further study.
Okay, I’m sure some people out there knew the Easter Island statues had bodies, but I’m not going to pretend to be one of those people. My mind is kind of blown that I’m almost 40 and just now finding out that there are Easter Island statue bodies.
A Palaeolithic tool (from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge) carefully sculpted around a seashell fossil embedded in the rock. Was the prehistoric took maker thinking about aesthetics and beauty?