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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Curator's Choice: The Nantwich Salt Ship at Lion Salt Works, Cheshire

Curator Liz Royles, of the Museums and Heritage Show Conservation Award winners Lion Salt Works, talks about the Nantwich Salt Ship, which was hewn from oak sometime around the Norman Conquest.

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1066 Battle of Fulford grounds to open to public as crowdfunding campaign begins in Yorkshire

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to open the Viking side of the site of the Battle of Fulford in Yorkshire, marking the 950th anniversary of the 1066 conflicts with a range of activities later this year.

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Archaeologists have found at least nine coffins beneath a school playground in Edinburgh

Archaeologists say they have found the outlines of "at least nine" further coffins at an Edinburgh school playground where a skeleton was found during the Easter holidays.

A photo of a skeleton found by archaeologists at St Patrick's Chapel in Pembrokeshire

Public invited to visit ruined chapel site on Pembrokeshire beach where archaeologists have discovered dozens of skeletons

Tours throughout the day are being offered at St Patrick's Chapel in May, where archaeologists have found almost 50 skeletons dating from the 7th to 11th centuries.

A photo of an Anglo-Saxon warrior skeleton found at a Ministry of Defence site in Tidworth

More Anglo-Saxons - including a warrior and a high-status woman - have been found by archaeologists in Wiltshire

Archaeologists have excavated a 1,300-year-old cemetery of 55 burials at a Ministry of Defence site - near the development where another cemetery was investigated in April.

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A kitchen story, a quarry, bones and gaming pieces: These medieval finds have been found at a Suffolk school

Excavations at a Suffolk school have revealed a series of objects from across the centuries - including the remains of a kitchen and cold store built on an 11th century road.

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Archaeologists in "extraordinary" search for remains of abbey where Alfred the Great was buried

Community archaeologists in Winchester have spoken of the "rollercoaster" they embarked upon during a back garden dig which revealed major structures from the 12th century Hyde Abbey.

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A huge complex from the Roman army's invasion and a pit containing a pig's head have been found at a Devon crematorium

Two Roman military buildings, divided into a series of rectangular rooms during the Roman army’s conquest of the south-west in the second half of the 1st century, are being excavated in Exeter.

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Object of the Week: This harpoon point was used by hunters in Europe 14,000 years ago

First carried in toolkits carried by the first modern humans arriving in Europe, this harpoon point was found at Kent's Cavern in Devon.

A photo of the ancient grey Auld Kirk site in Selkirk, on the Scottish Borders

Have archaeologists found the remains of the site where William Wallace was made Guardian of Scotland?

Archaeologists believe they can "almost pinpoint" the Scottish Borders spot where William Wallace, the knight who inspired Braveheart, was made Guardian of Scotland in 1297.

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