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    mr_anderson mr_anderson is offline
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    Dronehenge



    The discovery of a possible archaeological feature near the UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Newgrange in Co Meath has been described as "a very significant find" by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.


    The recent heatwave has been described as vital in the discovery of a possible henge, or circular enclosure, which may be of archaeological interest at the Brú na Bóinne site.


    The henge, which could measure up to 200 metres in diameter, is believed to have been built some 500 years after Newgrange, which dates from 3,000 BC.
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    However, it said the exceptional dry weather conditions of recent weeks and the increasing deployment of drones for aerial photographic use was producing some remarkable discoveries such as this one.

    The drone that captured the image belongs to historian and author Anthony Murphy, who has been recording and writing about the Boyne Valley for many years.

    He said: "The weather is absolutely critical to the discovery of this monument. I have flown a drone over the Boyne Valley regularly and have never seen this."
    https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/201...969-newgrange/

    Fair dues to Anthony Murphy (& whoever else may have aided him) in this discovery.
    I always believe it's important to remember that such finds only result from incredible stoic tenacity, enduring months and years without yielding anything of particular note, yet continuing nonetheless.

    Would anyone here know what kind of archaeological items we expect to recover from such a site ?
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    Voltaire will be along shortly to tell us it was built in the sixties.
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    what does it suggest?, that there were stones there but are gone now or that they are still there but buried?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson View Post




    https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/201...969-newgrange/

    Fair dues to Anthony Murphy (& whoever else may have aided him) in this discovery.
    I always believe it's important to remember that such finds only result from incredible stoic tenacity, enduring months and years without yielding anything of particular note, yet continuing nonetheless.

    Would anyone here know what kind of archaeological items we expect to recover from such a site ?
    Bones, pottery shards, bits of TK Red Lemonade bottles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson View Post

    Would anyone here know what kind of archaeological items we expect to recover from such a site ?
    If it dates from circa 2,500 BC then that's very early bronze age, so they might find some bronze weapons or implements. Other than that maybe some tools/implements made from stone or bone, and some evidence of post holes and fire pits. There'd also be a slight chance of finding some golden jewellery.
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    Obviously fake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    Bones, pottery shards, bits of TK Red Lemonade bottles.
    And an old placard reading:

    Fir Bolg Go Home - Keep Ireland for the Parthalonians

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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    Voltaire will be along shortly to tell us it was built in the sixties.
    - by The Stones....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volatire View Post
    Obviously fake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson View Post




    https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/201...969-newgrange/

    Fair dues to Anthony Murphy (& whoever else may have aided him) in this discovery.
    I always believe it's important to remember that such finds only result from incredible stoic tenacity, enduring months and years without yielding anything of particular note, yet continuing nonetheless.

    Would anyone here know what kind of archaeological items we expect to recover from such a site ?
    I didn't realise they did mattress design way back then.
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