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. 

Archaeologists say "special" longhouse could reveal life during Scottish Middle Ages

Experts say a 14th or 15th century rural farmstead, discovered as part of a new electricity site being built in Aberdeenshire, is "quite special" and of national significance.

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Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old wooden toilet seat used by Romans at Vindolanda fort

The only surviving wooden Roman toilet seat in Britain has been found in perfectly-preserved condition at the former fort of Vindolanda, near Hadrian's Wall.

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Museum of Archaeology opens Living on the Hills: 10,000 Years of Durham exhibition

Tools, cup, bowls, everyday objects, art and architecture range from prehistory to Roman and Medieval objects in Durham - many of them found during 1970s excavations.

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Major community archaeology project explores the industrial heritage of Portobello Edinburgh

Dig Portobello, an ambitious weekend of archaeological excavations and activities led by volunteers, will explore the industrial heritage of the Edinburgh seaside suburb.

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Game of Thrones star launches Wall Face - the faces who saved and preserved Hadrian's Wall

A Wall-wide display of portraits of the pioneers who protected, conserved or told the story of Hadrian’s Wall is to be launched by Games of Thrones star Ben Crompton, who plays Dolorous Edd.

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Richard III skeleton reveals his prodigious alcohol consumption and rich diet

New forensic research on the skeleton of Richard III has revealed his enormous intake of alcohol and rich food.

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University of Leicester to explore the potential use of drones in archaeology

A new project at the University of Leicester is about to explore the uses of Ground Penetrating Radar and unmanned aerial vehicles - drones - in archaeology.

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York residents urged to join radar search for Roman and Medieval remains under Guildhall

A former friary which once welcomed Richard III and could have been a burial site during the War of the Roses is at the centre of a two-week excavation in York.

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Archaeologists compare Neolithic Kent site to Stonehenge, find Bronze Age funerary monument

A Neolithic ditch, enlarged with an outer ring into a huge funerary monument during the Bronze Age, has been found on housing development grounds in Kent.

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Six-year-old's discovery leads archaeologists to 5,000-year-old battlefield in Cardiff

Arrowheads, awls, scrapers and polished stone axe fragments point to conflict at Caerau, where a six-year-old boy made the first discovery in a Neolithic ditch.

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