"So Stu, what's been happening in the world of archaeology this week" I hear you ask. Well the easiest way to answer that is to move right on from Insect Week to Archaeology Week here at YeLPar. Get set for a riveting archaeological expose....

My team and I salvaged a pile of Indigenous archaeological sites up in the Pilbara, cataloguing hundreds of stone artefacts.



Somebody using Google earth found a Norman fish trap off the coast of West Wales.

The unique shape of the rock structure helped the Normans trap fish without boats or anything at all. All they had to do was wait for the tide to go out and hundreds of fish would be trapped behind the rocks.
These structures were so effective that their use in rivers was actually banned in the Magna Carta.

Egypt will open the inner chambers of the Bent Pyramid in Dahshur. So says the most camera loving archaeologist in the universe, one Zawhi Hawass....

"It is amazing because of a maze of corridors underneath this pyramid — the visit will be unique," said Hawass, about the pyramid of Amenhemhat III, who ruled during Egypt's 12th dynasty from 1859-1813 BC.

"Twenty-five years ago, I went to enter this pyramid, and I was afraid I would never come back, and I had to ask the workmen to tie ropes around my leg so I wouldn't lose my way," he recalled.

Whilst in Italy they unearthed a female vampires remains..........huh? Hang on, a what now?

ROME – An archaeological dig near Venice has unearthed the 16th-century remains of a woman with a brick stuck between her jaws — evidence, experts say, that she was believed to be a vampire. The unusual burial is thought to be the result of an ancient vampire-slaying ritual.