Recently discovered

Sites or significant parts thereof that were discovered from 1970.

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Archaeological Site of Aigai The Macedonian Tombs were discovered in 1977
Baekje Historic Areas Tomb of King Muyeong (1971) “The tomb was accidentally discovered during water drainage work on the No.5 and 6 tombs in 1971. It had been untouched by grave robbers and thieves for over a millennium, and when it was excavated it was the first time the tomb had been opened since the bodies of the king and queen were interred there fifteen hundred years earlier.” - wiki
Chengjiang Fossil Site discovery of the Chengjiang Lagerstatte in 1984
Chinchorro Culture The Colón 10 site is a cemetery that was discovered in 2004 during an excavation to salvage the interior of the house located at N° 10 Colónstreet. It was decided to leave the bodies in situ and design a site museum around them. (Chinchorro Culture Nomination Text, p. 126)
Citadel of the Ho Dynasty The Nam Giao Altar was rediscovered in 1980 and unearthed from 2004 on.
Coa Valley and Siega Verde Late 1980s (only known to scientists from early 1990s)
Danube Limes Several components were discovered after 1970, e.g. Weltenburg‐Am Galget – Kleinkastell (ID No 3) in 1979 and the amphitheater in Künzing (ID No 8) in 2003-4. (Nomination file, p. 105, 108)
Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc rediscovery on December 18, 1994
Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen "The Hwasun group was not discovered until 1996." - AB Document
Jeju Yongcheondonggul is one of five lava tubes included in the nomination. "Discovered on May 11, 2005, Yongcheondonggul Lava Tube, was registered, No. 466. in 2006, as a Natural Monument." - Nomination File
Jewish-Medieval heritage of Erfurt "The Mikveh was discovered by chance in 2007; it was excavated and treated for conservation between 2007 and 2011" (AB ev)
Joya de Ceren The site was discovered during the construction of government grain-storage silos in 1976, when a clay-built structure was exposed by a bulldozer. Excavation were carried out under the direction of Dr Payson D. Sheets (University of Colorado) in 1978 and 1980, but were interrupted by civil war. They were resumed in 1988 and have been continuing since that time." - AB Document
Land of Frankincense Archaeological site of Shisr (ca. 1992, using satellite photos)
Lopé-Okanda Excavations started at 1987.
Lower German Limes Kleve-Keeken (20): "The camp was first discovered in 2016 by aerial photography." (Nomination file, p. 68)
Lower Valley of the Awash "The first geological explorations of the Hadar area had been done by Maurice Taieb. He apparently found Hadar in December 1970, by following one of the tributaries of the Ledi River, which originates in the highlands north of Bati to empty into the Awash River. Taeib recovered a number of fossils in the area, and led a party back to Hadar May 1972. In October 1973 the International Afar Research Expedition with 16 people arrived at Hadar and stayed there for two months, during which time the first hominid fossil was found" (Wiki). "Lucy" was discovered on 24 Nov 1974
Mammoth Cave "The integrity of Mammoth Cave has been strengthened as a result of five significant measures that have been taken since Mammoth Cave National Park was inscribed in 1981: (including) the discovery and mapping of 140 additional miles (225 km) of cave passageways over the past 31 years." - UNESCO Description
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Discovered by some peasants working in a field in 1974
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve "When Dr. Fred A. Urquhart began his studies of monarchs in 1935, one of the biggest puzzles was, where do all butterflies go? It took forty years of painstaking research to find the answer". "In 1975 when the stunning discovery of the first winter roost gave the answers" (Nom File) The first discovery by scientists tok place on Jan 2 1975
Petroglyphs of the Lake Onega and the White Sea "In 1972-1979, the research team of U.A. Savvateev performed purposeful and continuous field work in the Lake Onega and surrounding Prehistoric dwellings. (...) 11 new clusters were discovered in the course of the field (...)." "In the late 1980-s and early 1990-s, Estonian researchers (...) discovered three previously unknown groups of images (Lebediny Nos A, B, C)". Component part "Petroglyphs on the peninsula Kochkovnavok (group "D")" was discovered "under the guidance of V. Poikalainen in 1989." Component part "Petroglyph on Mihajlovec island" "was discovered by N.V. Lobanova in 2009". "The petroglyph in the cape Chjornyj was discovered in 2016". For the White Sea components as well, "[d]uring the field works of 2005-2012, new groups of petroglyphs were discovered in Zalavruga in Erpin Pudas island, at the threshold of Zolotec and in nameless islands." (Nomination file, p. 40-41, 48, 53)
Purnululu National Park "Clear is that the range, though only 100 km from the main highway, was only "discovered" by a film team in 1983." Locals knew about it of course.
Red Bay Basque Whaling Station The first discoveries on the role of Red Bay as a 16th century whaling station date from the 1970s. (AB ev)
Rock Art in the Hail Region The Shuwaymis sites, although always known to the local Bedouin, were officially rediscovered only in 2001 (AB ev)
Rock Art of Alta 1972
Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin "Art Rupestre del Pla de Petracos" (Castell de Castells, Alicante) was discovered in 1980.
Sarazm "The town was discovered by a local farmer named Ashurali Tailonov in 1976 who found a copper dagger protruding from a nearby construction site" (wiki)
Serra da Capivara Several important archaeological sites, including Toca da Tira Peia (2008)
Tequila Guachimontes "The site was discovered in 1970 and the important research only began in 1996." (wiki)
Thracian tomb of Sveshtari In 1982, according to the Unesco documentation
Valongo Wharf In 2011, during the excavations carried out as part of the revitalization works in the Rio de Janeiro port area, the two wharfs - Valongo and Imperatriz - were discovered (wiki)


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