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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…

Workington Residents Invited To Join Archaeology Dig At Local Landmark Jane Pit

Residents of Workington are being invited to take part in an archaeological excavation at local landmark Jane Pit, to help unearth more about the town’s past while also contributing to its future. Originally built…

DigVentures Heads To East Yorkshire To Investigate Roman And Iron Age Remains

Archaeology team set to investigate nationally-important site in east Yorkshire A team of archaeologists from DigVentures and the Portable Antiquities Scheme will start work at Elmswell Farms, near Driffield, this August to investigate nationally…

DigVentures Teams Up To Launch America's First Archaeological Fieldwork Programme Supporting Veterans Transition To Civilian Life - With Help From National Geographic

New Archaeology Dig In America Will Help Veterans Transition Into Civilian Life – With Support From Nat Geo!

DigVentures is teaming up with American Veterans Archaeological Recovery and National Geographic to launch a new archaeological fieldwork programme in America that supports veterans transitioning back into civilian life.  Together, we’ll be excavating the…

Vikings Repton Female Warriors Mass Grave

Radiocarbon Dating Confirms Skeletons Found In Vicarage Garden Are Probably Viking

New radiocarbon dating suggests that the 264 skeletons found in a Derbyshire vicarage garden during excavations in the 1970s were probably part of the Viking Great Army after all. Although the remains were initially…

Analysis Of Cheddar Man’s DNA Reveals First Britons Were Black

Scientists at the Natural History Museum have analysed DNA from Cheddar Man, who lived 10,000 years ago, and found that he had blue eyes, dark skin and dark curly hair. In 1903, the almost…

Archaeologists Say They’ve Found One Of The World’s Oldest Crayons

Get your colouring books out! Archaeologists say they may have discovered one of the earliest examples of a ‘crayon’ – possibly used by people 10,000 years ago for applying colour to animal skins or…

Giant Easter Island ‘Hats’ Were Decorated With Rock Art

The famous Easter Island statues once wore big stone ‘hats’ called pukoa. Now, archaeologists have used 3D modelling to reveal that they were once covered with rock art. Pretty much anyone will recognise the…

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Winter Solstice At Newgrange Will Be Broadcast Live Online For All To See

A shaft of light will enter the 5,000 year old tomb at sunrise and illuminate it spectacularly. Don’t miss your chance to see it… Just make sure you pray for clear skies! Newgrange (Sí…

Archaeologists Are Intrigued By These 5,000 Year Old Small Carved Stones

Why did Stone Age people carve images of the sun, fields, and spider webs onto small, flat stones? Danish archaeologists have found over 300 small carved stones, covered with motifs made by Neolithic people…

Burnt Twigs From 15,000 Years Ago Show How Hunter-Gatherers Started To Settle

Archaeologists excavating in Jordan have got some incredibly accurate new dates that challenge old ideas about where and when hunter-gatherers started to settle. Around 15,000 years ago, the Natufian culture appeared in the Levant,…

Bronze Age People Used Iron That Fell Out Of The Sky

Yes, Bronze Age people did make objects out of iron, but they didn’t make the iron themselves: instead, they got it from rocks they saw falling from the sky. Despite the name, Bronze Age…

These 12,000 Year Old Fish Hooks Are The Oldest Ever Found In A Burial

Archaeologists in Indonesia have found the earliest-known example of people burying fishing implements with the dead. The discovery represents the earliest-known example of fishhooks being placed in a burial as grave goods, according to…

FOUND: 13th Century Wall With Seven Turrets In Small Spanish Town

Archaeologists often joke that when they find three stones in a row, they’ve found a wall, but there can be no doubt about this one: it’s massive, has seven towers and its construction spans…

FOUND: Rare Pictish Carving Of Man With Spear And Shaved Head

Workers spotted the rare Pictish carving during a massive roadworks project. If there’s anything likely to bring roadworks to an abrupt halt, it’s the appearance of a semi-naked man holding a weapon in each…

Archaeologists Have Found Something WONDERFUL Inside These Caribbean Caves

Thousands of Taino paintings, including human and animal designs, extend deep into the caves on Puerto Rico’s Mona Island. For the last four years, archaeologists have been exploring cave systems on Mona Island, which…

FOUND: Mysterious Square At Centre Of Avebury Stone Circle

Archaeologists have discovered a mysterious square slap bang in the middle of one of the UK’s most well-known Neolithic monuments The associated standing stones, barrow, and avenues near Avebury, located in Wiltshire in the…

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