Stonehenge and Salisbury Guided Tours

Home » Uncategorized » DNA to Durrington Walls: New British Archaeology

DNA to Durrington Walls: New British Archaeology

Mike Pitts – Digging Deeper

British Archaeology 151.jpgI’m excited about the new British Archaeology. It looks good, and it’s full of interesting things. On the cover is a symbol of the revolutionary changes sweeping through archaeology, led by fast-moving developments in science. It’s a story of ancient DNA.

The DNA of living people is widely used to investigate ancestry, but there are problems with interpreting the results. These were avoided when, for the first time, three separate projects considered identity and migration in England using ancient DNA from excavated skeletons. In all 32 individuals were examined, of iron age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon date. In a major feature, with the help of key scientists and archaeologists involved, we review the discoveries and the science behind them.

Skipsea castle.jpgOur lead news story is about the great iron age mound in Yorkshire, up to now assumed to have been raised as a medieval motte. Only excavation will reveal what was really…

View original post 291 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Stonehenge Travel Pics

Stonehenge special access tour. Small group guided inner circle tour. #bucketlist #sunrise #sunset Stonehenge special access tour. Small group guided inner circle tour. #bucketlist #sunrise #sunset Stonehenge special access tour. Small group guided inner circle tour. #bucketlist #sunrise #sunset Stonehenge special access tour. Small group guided inner circle tour. #bucketlist #sunrise #sunset Stonehenge special access tour. Small group guided inner circle tour. #bucketlist #sunrise #sunset Stonehenge special access tour. Small group guided inner circle tour. #bucketlist #sunrise #sunset Stonehenge special access tour. Small group guided inner circle tour. #bucketlist #sunrise #sunset Stonehenge special access tour. Small group guided inner circle tour. #bucketlist #sunrise #sunset Stonehenge special access tour. Small group guided inner circle tour. #bucketlist #sunrise #sunset Stonehenge special access tour. Small group guided inner circle tour. #bucketlist #sunrise #sunset Stonehenge special access tour. Small group guided inner circle tour. #bucketlist #sunrise #sunset Stonehenge special access tour. Small group guided inner circle tour. #bucketlist #sunrise #sunset
%d bloggers like this: