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Object of the Week: A mystery terracotta head found on a tomb in an Ipswich churchyard

Ipswich Borough Council admits it is "puzzled" by a head found by a local shopkeeper, with the authority's Senior Conservation Officer speculating that it could date from a century ago.

a photo of an artist leaning on plastic boxes at Hadrian's Wall.

Hadrian's Wall frozen in time: New archive catalogues how English Heritage keeps historical site stuck in the past

An exhibition at two Roman forts on Hardian's Wall examines the huge effort that goes into keeping the national landmark looking like it always used to.

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Knives, pits, bells and stones: The Yorkshire Dales discoveries telling Anglo-Saxon stories

Take a look at some of the discoveries made by archaeologists excavating farmsteads which were thought to have been medieval on the south-west edge of the Dales.

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Archaeologists begin digging at "incredible" prehistoric hillfort on outskirts of Cardiff

Archaeologists have spoken of their excitement at returning to Caerau Hillfort, where they aim to double the number of public participants after attracting 2,000 people last year.

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Archaeologists find Bronze Age food at prehistoric settlement "comparable to the Mary Rose"

An "extraordinary testimony" to the lives of prosperous people in Bronze Age Britain could lay under the soil of a 1,100-square metre site near Peterborough, say experts.

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"An untouched archaeological treasure chest": Excavations to begin at vale ten times size of Stonehenge

The Vale of Pewsey, where Marden, a house built in around 2400 BC stands, is at the centre of a three-year archaeological investigation led by the University of Reading.

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Archaeologists revisit Hampshire medieval site where hundreds of graves were discovered

A look back at an Iron Age enclosure at Brighton Hill South, Basingstoke, where archaeologists found a medieval church and churchyard during the winter of 1984.

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Iron Age pottery, Victorian tin toys and butchered bone: Six archaeological finds in eastern England this year

Take a look at six discoveries made by Access Cambridge Archaeology during excavations in Hampshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk so far in 2015.

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Community archaeology quest begins for remains of 13th century Benedictine Priory in Norfolk

The site of a medieval moated manor is being investigated during a community excavation in Hilgay - a village and parish in Norfolk with a population of little more than 1,000 people.

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