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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Skeleton of arthritis-suffering neolithic woman at centre of archaeological crowdfunding bid

The skeleton of Blodwen, a hardworking woman who lived in Wales 5,500 years ago, will be showcased to the public in style if a six-week, £3,000 crowdfunding appeal succeeds.

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Shattered Roman "3-D puzzle" amphora found at London Bridge is restored

A 1st century Roman amphora, found during work on the Jubilee Line at London Bridge Underground Station in 1999, has been split into 126 fragments by conservation experts.

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Richard III cortege journey route revealed as Leicester Cathedral prepares to bury body

The remains of Richard III will visit churches and landmarks from the King's final days on a journey next March, moving from the University of Leicester to the city's cathedral.

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Portable Antiquities Scheme Wales secures funding to save more archaeologcal finds

A major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will help museums in Wales fulfil the exciting potential of new archaeological discoveries recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

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Vindolanda's Roman toilet seat inspires manufacturer to make new Thunderbox loo seat

An impressed toilet manufacturer will produce a special edition luxury seat and has pledged a cash sum towards the care of a wooden 'throne' found along Hadrian's Wall.

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Archaeologists find statuette head of northern goddess at Arbeia Roman fort

Experts believe the broken-off head of a goddess worshipped by a tribe in Roman South Shields is likely to be an intricately-carved, paint-daubed representation of Brigantia.

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In Pictures: The search for 2,000 years of history beneath York Guildhall

See Medieval pottery, moulded plaster, worked stone fragments and glass stems from centuries ago, found during the public excavation in York this summer.

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Archaeologists find prehistoric cattle tooth within mound of Iron Age stones on Skomer

Excavating the protected, fragile Pembrokeshire area for the first time, archaeologists have found Neolithic and Bronze Age ritual stones and field systems.

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Archaeologists launch crowdfunding bid to discover story of London's lost waterways

Archaeologists on the Thames foreshore want to explore the river stairs which acted as London's bus and tube stops - if they can raise £3,000 through a public appeal.

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Iron Age Roman helmet used as container for cremation burial goes on display in Kent

A helmet which was used in battle during the reign of Julius Caesar and is one of only five from the Iron Age ever found in the UK is to go on public display in Canterbury.

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