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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Country estate to conduct largest ever archaeological survey on North Yorkshire stately home grounds

A COUNTRY estate is to undertake North Yorkshire’s largest ever archaeological survey of the grounds of a stately home in the hope of uncovering prehistoric or Roman finds.

Kiplin Hall, between Scorton and Northallerton, has received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £53,100 to conduct the survey within what remains of the site which covered more than 5,000 acres in the late 19th century.

The year-long project, called Charting Chipeling, the Archaeology of the Kiplin Estate, will be overseen by a professional archaeologist and is programmed to start immediately, with the major part of the work being completed by autumn 2014.

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Friday, 25 October 2013

1,700-year-old Roman coffin unearthed in field near Hinckley

A 1,700-year-old lead coffin has been unearthed in a field.

The Roman artefact, thought to contain the remains of a child, has been described as a "unique find" and the first of its kind in this area.

Members of a metal detecting club were searching a farmer's field, a few miles to the west of Hinckley, when one heard a beep.

Chris Wright, said: "I had one of the those feelings when I first detected it, and when I dug down a little way and found nothing, I realised it would be something big.

"There's a lot of history in that area, but it could just as easily have been an old iron or some other junk."

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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Meteorite pulled from Russian lake

Divers working at a Russian lake have recovered a half-tonne chunk of the space rock that exploded over Chelyabinsk earlier this year.

The object plunged into Lake Chebarkul in central Russia on 15 February, leaving a 6m-wide hole in the ice.

Scientists say that it is the largest fragment of the meteorite yet found.

More than 1,000 people were injured when a 17m, 10,000-tonne space rock burned up over Central Russia, breaking windows and rocking buildings.

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Roman skulls washed down lost London river

Archaeologists working with London's Crossrail project have uncovered 20 skulls believed to be from the Roman period.

It is likely the bones were washed from a nearby burial site along one of London's "lost" rivers - the Walbrook.

Since the Crossrail project began, about 10,000 Roman items have been discovered.

These latest finds could give new insights into the lives of Roman people.

Near-intact pottery artefacts were also found which probably travelled along the same route as the skulls. Other bone fragments would not have been washed as easily down the river.

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