Claire Collins of the Caherconnell Stone Fort Project has sent in this interesting graphic with her suggestions for the ‘Greatest Archaeological Discoveries of all Time’. Do you agree? Are there discoveries you would add to the list? Let me know in the comments section below.
2 thoughts on “The Greatest Archaeological Discoveries of all Time?”
The Gokstad and Oseberg burials were phenomenal, and they are still guiding my re-creations today and presented the first–and still some of the best–incarnations of ships only known from graphics and literature and the incomplete Tune ship. If I had to choose one or the other, I’d have to suggest Oseberg, since the burial offered more items from everyday (posh) life, while the earlier Gokstad burial had been looted.
A slightly over-broad definition of “archaeological discovery” is being used here, surely? The Voynich Manuscript? The Mount Owen Moa? As for the Baghdad pots — does anyone outside von Däniken-type circles still believe that they were actually batteries?