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. 

A photo of a set of bones, from the Bronze Age and possibly mummified

Could Bronze Age mummies have been smoked and buried in British peat bogs? Experts say mummifying could have been widespread

Bronze Age bodies buried in the UK resemble a prehistoric mummy from northern Yemen and a partially mummified body found in a peat bog in Ireland, according to archaeologists.

A photo of a male human skull found at the Lapa do Santo site in eastern Brazil

Archaeologists find oldest decapitated skull in South American hunter-gatherer mortuary ritual

The head of the oldest decapitation ever found in the New World was manually pulled and twisted after being partially cut off, according to experts from the University of Dundee.

A photo of skulls in various positions from the body of a neolithic woman found by archaeologists on the scottish island of tiree

Buried Neolithic Scottish woman is sad case of UK's first rickets sufferer, say archaeologists

Researchers say the earliest case of rickets in the UK, in a Neolithic skeleton on the Scottish island of Tiree, could have reflected the unusual circumstances of a rural woman far from the slums......

A photo of archaeologists digging a square brown trench in front of Conisburgh Castle's large brick tower

"Why this tower?" Archaeologists to begin dig at post-Norman Conquest Conisbrough Castle

Archaeologists hope to discover artefacts telling the story of the tower of Conisbrough Castle, in South Yorkshire, during the first excavations at the English Heritage site in decades.

A photo of a human bone being excavated from a brown pit at a Roman villa site in Northamptonshire

Archaeologists discover body of man with shield and teenage girl at Roman Northamptonshire villa

Two new skeletons of a shield-bearing man and an adolescent female have been found buried in an early Anglo-Saxon cemetery first discovered more than ten years ago near Northampton.

A photo of male archaeologists digging a brown pit in the Roman town of Sleaford in Lincolnshire

Archaeologists to dig at Lincolnshire site which could have been part of Roman tribe's sub-capital

Historians who found an undisturbed Roman site while looking for an ancient fountain in the town of Sleaford say they hope to discover more objects when they launch a two-week dig in late October.

A photograph of an old cross

The Celts: Ten places to experience Celtic history and culture in the UK

As the British Museum prepares to open its Celts exhibition, Culture24 has put together a top ten list of places to experience Celtic history and culture in the UK.

A photo of a man in a scarf holding a rattle at the former football ground of Bradford Park Avenue

Football meets archaeology: Fans and archaeologists excavate ancient Bradford Park Avenue

Archaeologists carrying out an excavation of the goalmouth and post at Bradford Park Avenue's former ground call on the public to join in as part of Heritage Open Days 2015.

A photo of a 17th century silver spoon with an engraving of a skull on it, held by the York Company of Merchant Adventurers.

Object of the Week: Gruesome death's head funeral spoons made for grieving 17th century families

This week we bring you two macabre spoons from the Merchant Adventurers' Hall in York.

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