Secrets of scotch

Archaeologists from the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) are discovering the secrets of Speyside malt at the old site of The Glenlivet Distillery in Upper Drumin (pictured right), as part of the โ€˜Pioneering Spiritโ€™ project, a partnership between NTS and The Glenlivet. Originally a farm, the site was converted to…

Byzantine wine factory unearthed in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered the largest complex of Byzantine winepresses ever found. The industrial estate, where around 2 million litres of wine were produced every year, was recently unearthed in the city of Yavne and dated to c.1,500 years ago.…

‘Industrial scale’ medieval tannery found at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire

Archaeologists working at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire have identified the remains of a monastic tannery, where animal hides would have been processed in the medieval period to produce a variety of essential materials, including vellum on which scribes would have written religious texts. The tannery was located using ground-penetrating radar…

Sacred sites in Tyre

The investigations targeted the acropolis of the city, which was occupied from the Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC).…

Carving camels

โ€˜Neolithic communities repeatedly returned to the Camel Site, meaning its symbolism and function was maintained over many generationsโ€™…

Combining aDNA and radiocarbon dating

Humans only live for so long. Thus, if two individuals are identified as having had a close genetic relationship there can only be so many years between their dates of death…

Roman tools from Volubilis

A study of stone tools from the Roman site of Volubilis in central Morocco has revealed that the material used to make them was specifically selected to improve the function of each object.…

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