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Little Driffield Excavation Set To Reveal New Insights Into East Yorkshire’s Roman and Iron Age Past

East Yorkshire is home to some of the most distinctive Iron Age archaeology in the country. But what happened when the Romans arrived, and how did people respond? A crowdfunded archaeological excavation near Little…

Pictish Coppersmith’s Greasy Handprints Found All Over Ancient Anvil

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient anvil that still bears a greasy handprint from the Pictish coppersmith who used it. Archaeologists on the Isle of Rousay, Orkney, have been carrying out emergency excavations at an…

Ghost gardens and air raid shelters: the archaeology of a heat wave

Britain has been basking in glorious sunshine for weeks and as a result, something extraordinary has been happening on ground level.

Archaeologists Find That One Of The World’s Earliest Villages Had A ‘Community Hall’

A new study demonstrates that even the world’s earliest agricultural settlements had the Neolithic equivalent of a village hall. The advent of agriculture took place in the Near East over 10,000 years, and sparked…

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Archaeologists Find 4,000 Year Old Intact Urn In Cornwall

Archaeologists excavating a  Bronze Age burial mound in Cornwall have made a ‘miracle’ discovery. Sometimes the most exciting thing about an archaeological discovery is the very simple fact that, against all odds, it has…

Pompeii’s Unluckiest Man Crushed By Boulder As He Fled Eruption

Archaeologists have started excavating a new area at Pompeii and the first major discovery is probably one of the unluckiest yet. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 is probably the most famous…

Archaeologists Ask For Help To Find Lindisfarne’s Lost “Sister Monastery” In Scotland

 A team of archaeologists and history-lovers will begin searching for the ancient monastery established by King Oswald’s sister near Coldingham. Somewhere near the village of Coldingham in Berwickshire lie the remains of an…

Researchers Say There Is No Secret Chamber In Tutankhamun’s Tomb After All

New radar scans have ended speculation about the possible existence of a secret chamber behind King Tut’s tomb. Scientists from the University of Turin have brought an end to years of excited speculation about…

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