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Archaeological dig hopes to add fresh evidence to story of the Wittenham Clumps

It's one of Oxfordshire's most iconic ancient monuments.

Site Diary: Margaret’s Ancient Doorway

Update from the western roundhouse! Margaret has unearthed the most PERFECT stone-lined post-hole. Could it be for a doorway?

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…

Mick Aston’s Advice To Would-Be Archaeologists

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…

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