Hampshire archaeologists discover Stone Age boatyard

Hampshire Archaeologist Gary Momber, a WARP Contributor in the past, has had an amazing new discovery: 

An 8,000-year-old “High Street” has been discovered in the Solent by Hampshire archaeologists.

The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology has been working on the underwater section near Bouldnor since 1999.

However, it was only last summer they discovered the boat-building site, which has not been disturbed for centuries.

The discovery is of international importance according to the trust, as it sheds new light on how people lived in the Mesolithic period. 

See this amazing find and YouTube at:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-17060174

NEW: Die prähistorischen Feuchtbodensiedlungen am Südrand des Pfäffikersees

By Kurt Altorfer

Die prähistorischen Feuchtbodensiedlungen am Südrand des Pfäffikersees: Eine archäologische Bestandesaufnahme der Stationen Wetzikon-Robenhausen und Wetzikon-Himmerich

Publisher: Baudirektion Kanton Zürich

ISBN: 978-3-905681-59-8

For more information email the author at: kurt.altorfer@bd.zh.ch

The book shows how a combination of archive research and recently carried out excavations could lead to significant results!

To order the book click HERE: die-prahistorischen-feuchtbodensiedlungen-am-sudrand-des-pfaffikersees[1]

 Read the review in the European Journal of Archaeology 14(1-2): 301-303

New: Wetland Settlements of the Baltic, A Prehistoric Perspective

Dear NewsWarp Members:

I am Elena Pranckenaite from Lithuania, I am working with wetland objects – lake dwellings in Lithuania.

A few weeks ago we have published a book, concerning wetland archaeology in the Baltic region. I think, that researches can find some interesting material from this region

Thank you very much,

All the best,

Sincerely,  Elena Pranckenaite
Center of Underwater Archaeology

To see Table of Contents:  Table of Contents

About this Publication:  This is the first publication to provide an overview of the archaeological investigations of wetland sites throughout the entire Baltic region. The book aims to provide a thorough historiography of its subject by presenting the specifics of this region through a discussion of ongoing and already completed investigations, as well as presenting the concise results of these reports and the types of objects that have been discovered. This collection of articles consists of chapters prepared by experienced researchers, as well as younger scholars from Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, Poland and Germany, all of whom specialise in wetland archaeology objects. The separate chapters of this book analyse the prehistorical archaeological objects of waterlogged places that have previously been investigated and also provide information about ongoing investigations. Moreover, under discussion in these articles are the specific problems relating to the preservation of the objects’ themselves, the investigative methodologies applied, the separate types of object under analysis, as well as reconstruction of natural environment and potential for the future perspectives.