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Ironworking may have been carefully controlled knowledge in the Iron Age, leaving the uninitiated wondering whether it involved divine power, higher knowledge, or perhaps even magic.  If so, the Iron Age smiths kept their secrets well, for the scarcity of direct archaeological evidence leaves many questions about how they practiced their craft.  New finds at Beechwood Farm, Inverness may help to reveal these ancient techniques, and provide new perspectives on metalworking in northern…

New finds at Beechwood Farm, Inverness may help to reveal the ancient techniques of prehistoric Ironworkers, and provide new perspectives on metalworking in northern Scotland.

Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village.  The remains of an ancient Iron Age village in a wonderfully scenic location. On the hill above stands a Bronze Age burial mound with entrance passage and inner chamber.  Via English Heritage

Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village. The remains of an ancient Iron Age village in a wonderfully scenic location. On the hill above stands a Bronze Age burial mound with entrance passage and inner chamber. Via English Heritage

Iron Age Round House Interior... showing the cooking hearth with a tripod for suspending a cauldron and a bread oven.... Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, England.

Interior of the round house showing the cooking hearth with a tripod for suspending a cauldron and a bread oven.

Castle Dore Hill Fort ~ Castle Dore is a defended settlement of Iron Age date. William of Worcester (1415-1482) described the site as "a delapidated castle by the name of Dirford, near Golant" and Leland identified it as "Castledour".

Castle Dore Hill Fort ~ Castle Dore is a defended settlement of Iron Age date. William of Worcester described the site as "a delapidated castle by the name of Dirford, near Golant" and Leland identified it as "Castledour".

Back to Iron Age (700 BC - AD 43)             Title:  Iron Age jar with fingertip decoration

Back to Iron Age BC - AD Title: Iron Age jar with fingertip decoration

Iron Age beaded amber fibulae (reproduction)

Iron Age beaded amber fibulae (reproduction)

Picture: University of Aberdeen

Pictish Excavation searching for Lost Kingdom of the Picts. The Picts were a late iron age people and early Medeival.living in Northern and Eastern Scotland

This is reconstruction of a girl from 40,000 years ago. She is called Denisovan, close cousin to Neanderthals. Lived in southeast Asia & many from the Pacific islands carry her genes. ctsuddeth.com

This is reconstruction of a girl from years ago. She is called Denisovan, close cousin to Neanderthals. Lived in Southeast Asia; many from the Pacific islands carry her genes.

Incrível mosaico de 2.200 anos é encontrado na Grécia Antiga - NotaTerapia

Incrível mosaico de 2.200 anos é encontrado na Grécia Antiga

Workers clear a mosaic depicting the nine Muses. Archaeologists Unearth Three Ancient Greek Mosaics in the Ongoing Excavation in Zeugma, Turkey

Terracotta figurine fusing Greek style with Iberian dress. The mold-made head was attached to a handmade torso.  Tossal de Manises, Alicante.

SPAIN / IBERIA (Pre-Roman Spain) - Terracotta figurine fusing Greek style with Iberian dress. The mold-made head was attached to a handmade torso.

The roadside complex was an important point of rest for dignitaries and even emperors and their relatives who were travelling from Oescus (currently the village of Gigen, Pleven district) to Philippopolis (currently the city of Plovdiv), according to reports of dnevnik.bg.

Archaeologists from Bulgaria's National History Museum have uncovered the roadside Sostra complex, situated on the Roman cursus publi-cus from Oescus to Philippopolis

SchepLog - Archeologie in Amersfoort

SchepLog - Archeologie in Amersfoort

The first recorded water closet in history is from King Minos of Crete and that was over 2800 years ago.:

Dragonfly Song / Book Week 2017 / The first recorded water closet in history is from King Minos of Crete and that was over 2800 years ago.

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