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Dealing with the Dead @ Tinkinswood

Guerilla Archaeology

What is the relevance of a visit to a 6000-year-old burial monument to a festival ‘for the living about dying?  Personal reflections on the professional and emotional bond between human remains and archaeologists

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Tinkinswood is a long barrow with a chamber, giant capstone and earthen mound and was built around the thirty-seventh to thirty-sixth centuries cal. bc so about 6000 years ago.  On excavation, the chamber held the remains of about fifty men, women and children who were probably placed in the tomb over a period of two to five generations (50 to 125 years).  At the ‘Tours of the Tombs’ event, the visitors to the site sparked discussions about the long-dead builders of the Tinkinswood from the evidence of both the ancient and recent excavations and how archaeologists work with their remains.

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Archaeologists deal with the dead; generally, everyone that we study is no longer…

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Dealing with the Dead @ Tinkinswood

Bronze-Age Dagger Handle Gleaming With 140,000 Minuscule Gold Studs Was the Handiwork of Children

Bronze-Age Dagger Handle Gleaming With 140,000 Minuscule Gold Studs Was the Handiwork of Children

The Jeweler Blog

British scientists studying the gold-studded treasures unearthed at a 4,000-year-old Stonehenge burial site are convinced that children were responsible for ultra-fine craftwork and likely developed debilitating myopia from their labor.

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Credit: University of Birmingham and David Bukach

New research into the artifacts of Bush Barrow, a burial mound first discovered in 1808, delves into the human cost of micro-gold working during the Bronze Age. A BBC documentary, “Operation Stonehenge,” contends that children as young as 10 years of age were likely responsible for creating some of the most elaborate treasures of that era.

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“Stonehenge, Condado de Wiltshire, Inglaterra, 2014-08-12, DD 09” by Diego Delso – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons 

The Bush Barrow dagger, for example, was originally decorated with a handle gleaming with a herringbone pattern of 140,000 tiny gold studs, each thinner than a human hair and barely 1mm wide…

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Government Want YOU to Pay for New Nuclear

Government Want YOU to Pay for New Nuclear

RADIATION FREE LAKELAND

Thanks to CND for this information:

The government is trying to force through controversial new legislation which will make consumers bankroll the nuclear power industry, whilst giving them no protection from spiralling costs. This will force thousands more families into fuel poverty. The electricity generated from nuclear power is double the costs of renewables. Nuclear is hampered by generic design flaws, long delays and safety risks. It’s dangerous to people and planet. To meet Britain’s 2050 net zero goals, instead of forcing consumers to bankroll a failed industry, the government should be investing more in renewables.

Contact your MP, urging them to vote against the Bill on Monday 10th January. See briefing CND is sending to MPs.

Sent today to Tim Farron MP:

Dear Tim,

urgent request to Vote NO to Nuclear Finance Bill.

Thank you for your letter of reply to our questions from Greg Hands MP regarding…

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St. Canna’s Stone, Llangan, Carmarthenshire

St. Canna’s Stone, Llangan, Carmarthenshire

The Northern Antiquarian

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – SN 1770 1874

Also Known as:

  1. Chair of St. Canna
  2. St Canna’s Chair

Archaeology & History

St. Canna’s Chair Stone

This once important healing stone that was moved a short distance (from grid reference SN 1775 1875 to SN 1770 1874 according to officials) to its present spot, around 1925, whilst having a long history according to the folk traditions of Carmarthenshire, was previously questioned as an authentic site by none other than Prof John Rhys (1875), following his visit to the site in the 1870s.  Although Rhys seemed an isolated voice, some modern archaeologists have also questioned its veracity.  It’s difficult to say precisely what the original nature of the stone may have been, but it was certainly accommodated in medieval times as a healing stone and used in conjunction with a pagan well – which was of course, accommodated by the Church.  If…

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Token Wales

Dicmortimer's Blog

In September something most unusual happened: a group of Welsh people stood up for Wales. The action took the form of an open letter from 40 Welsh playwrights to National Theatre Wales (NTW) on the Wales Arts Review website. NTW is a national body formed in 2009 and funded with £1.6 million of public money every year from the Welsh government’s chicken-feed budget. The letter was provoked in part by NTW’s low production rate (no performances for 346 days in 2017, none for 268 days out of the 300 so far in 2018 and just one planned for the whole of 2019), in part by its constant commissioning of work by non-dramatists and callow amateurs under the pretext of being ‘adventurous’ and ‘diverse’, and in part by its policy of short runs rarely extending beyond a couple of throwaway performances that are never seen or heard again. But mostly the…

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