Archaeology

Archaeology news and features about the latest digs and finds together with archaeology events and web resources collected from hundreds of UK museums and heritage sites. 

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An amazing grave: Archaeologists say skeleton of woman is latest known early medieval burial found in Wales

Archaeologists will carry out tests on the dental enamel of a 12th or 13th century woman, in her 60s and suffering arthritis, found beneath a church site in Nefyn.

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Antler waste reveals medieval Scottish industry as archaeologists publish findings decades after dig

Publishing a post-excavation analysis of work carried out in West Lothian for the first time since the 1960s and 1970s excavations, archaeologists say the findings reflect "highly significant" sites.

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Archaeologists use poisonous museum objects to find out how prehistoric people hunted

An archaeologist and a forensic chemist have used techniques for detecting drug use to find the residue of prehistoric poisons on ancient artefacts.

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Ancient face cream tub, medieval belt and animal bones found by archaeologists near Norfolk lake

Archaeologists carrying out a community dig in the market town of Diss have seen around 1,000 people visit their two-day excavation.

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Archaeologists test teeth to discover humans had rainforest food diet 12,000 years earlier than we thought

Archaeologists in Bradford and Oxford have used the fossilised teeth of 26 ancient humans, found at three sites in Sri Lanka, to draw new conclusions about the diet of early man.

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Devon fields could have been prehistoric camp and Romano-British roundhouse, say archaeologists

Dr Sam Wells, of Southwest Archaeology, on the two-week excavation which has revealed centuries of archaeology in Devon - sparked by a detectorist's Google Earth detective work.

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Army of archaeologists begin to investigate friary and housing in largest dig ever held in Oxford

Archaeologists have begun to excavate a tenement area which became the site of an early medical study of cholera after suffering a devastating outbreak of the disease.

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The mummies return: Old mummies and Book of the Dead rise again in Liverpool

Damaged during the May Blitz of 1941, a dozen mummies and a Book of the Dead will be among 4,000 "incredible" objects from Ancient Egypt in a new £300,000 display at the World Museum.

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Public asked to sponsor 900-year-old floor as archaeologists begin "giant jigsaw" at excavated monastic priory

The first Victorian tiles have been lifted from the floor in a project to conserve the 900-year-old undercroft at Norton Priory, the museum and medieval complex in Cheshire.

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The top ten historical forensic facial reconstructions

From Richard III's recent makeover as a blue-eyed blonde to Tutankhamun's recreation as a club footed inbred, we present ten of the most interesting facial reconstructions from historical experts and ......

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