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A photo of a cist bronze age burial in orkney, scotland containing the skeleton of a woman

Archaeologists find lamb bone and limpet offerings in coffin of Bronze Age woman on Orkney island

Bronze Age mourners left lamb bones and limpet offerings in the coffin of a crippled prehistoric woman after disturbing her grave, say archaeologists who have rescued a cist on an Orkney shore.

Art

Photo of a necklace made from a meteorite

The 4.5 billion-year-old space rock which can be yours to own: Artist puts fragment of Russian meteor on eBay

A necklace made from a fragment of the Chelyabinsk Russian meteor, which fell to earth in 2013, is being auctioned after forming part of a contemporary artwork Baetylus at Sunderland's Northern Gallery.

Archaeology

A photo of ancient bottles of whisky on a green surfaced table next to a banknote

Lost bottles of whisky from 1940s shipwreck resurface in house on Scottish island

Two whisky bottles which sank with a steamer 75 years ago have resurfaced following a tip-off by a long-serving archivist on an island on the edge of the Inner Hebrides.

History & Heritage

A photo of an iron age cattle tooth from The Archaeology Institute University of the Highlands and Islands

Object of the Week: Iron Age cattle molars from farmland in ancient Scotland

These Iron Age calf teeth from Orkney are being used as part of recent research into cattle and farming techniques from the mid-Iron Age and Viking to late Norse period.

Science & Nature

Photo of a slug impaled on a thorn

Object of the Week: "Slug on a thorn", the 120-year-old mollusc used to cure warts

Our object of the week comes from The Pitt River Museum, Oxford and is a 120-year-old slug used to cure warts

Painting & Drawing

A photo of a woman standing in profile surrounded by African sculptures

Artist's Statement: Joanna Lipper on photographing Nigerian chief, artist and social entrepreneur Nike Davies-Okundaye

The award-winning photographer, filmmaker and Harvard Lecturer on working with the star of her photo exhibition, The Power Of One Woman, which is at London's Gallery Of African Art.

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image of sketched landscape on blue watercolour background

The best exhibitions to see in Wales in 2016

Time to crack open that new diary; there’s a lot going on in Wales in 2016 and Culture24 brings you the top picks of Welsh exhibitions for the coming year.

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