"The arrow dates from around 1,500 years ago during the Norwegian Iron Age, discovered in a collection of broken rock fragments between larger stones on the lower edge of the icefield."



"Now, digital analysis of rock surfaces reveals how other ghosts of the deep past—this time from almost 2,000 years ago in North America—have been coaxed into the light."

From Heritage Daily: The Roman penises carved into Hadrian’s Wall

Each architectural type has been grouped into one of nine morphological traits...”
Haha! Yes. Go read what those are.


Has Thomas Becket's treasured 'little book' been found?


Fascinating! The article is detailed and includes lots of photos.

Exceptionally well-preserved snack bar unearthed in Pompeii

The frescoed thermopolium, a Roman-era fast-food stall, is the first to be fully excavated.


Mummified ice age wolf pup's last meal was likely salmon.

A perfectly preserved ancient wolf pup found in Yukon was likely seven weeks old when it died 57,000 years ago and ate fish for its last meal, scientists who studied the rare find said as they shared some of their findings for the first time.



Researchers win £1m grant to unlock secrets of Viking-era treasure trove

Galloway Hoard comprising more than 100 objects lay undiscovered for 1,000 years before discovery in 2014


# Scotland

Early humans may have survived the harsh winters by hibernating

"Seasonal damage in bone fossils in Spain suggest Neanderthals and their predecessors followed the same strategy as cave bears."



Her Majesty’s Kidnappers

"In the 17th century, Nathaniel Giles had the right to conscript young singers into the British royal children’s choir. He and a business partner went a step further."


“Spready Mercury” and Other Scottish Snow Plow Names


Ha, this is fabulous. Snowbegone Kenobi is my favourite of these snow plow names.

Fatty Residues on Ancient Pottery Reveal Meat-Heavy Diets of Indus Civilization -

"New lipid residue analyses have revealed a dominance of animal products, such as the meat of animals like pigs, cattle, buffalo, sheep and goat as well as dairy products, used in ancient ceramic vessels from rural and urban settlements of the Indus Civilisation in north-west India, the present-day states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh."


The Social Life of Forests


"Trees appear to communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi. What are they sharing with one another?"

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