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. 

A photo of graffiti scrawled into an ancient wall at the National Civil War Centre in Newark

This is what graffiti from more than 400 years ago looks like: National Civil War Centre saves schoolboy names in walls

The names of schoolboys scrawled into walls in the 16th century home of the National Civil War Centre have been saved after an 18-month operation to jack up the roof of the building.

A photo of people carrying out archaeological excavations in a large green park as part of a community dig in Blacon

Archaeologists work with public health team at Chester site mentioned in Domesday Book

Archaeologists and residents of Blacon, a suburb of Chester, have begun examining one of the area’s oldest sites in a health-friendly community project.

A photo of a circular coin showing a carving of the Hiberno-Scandinavian ruler Sihtric Anlafsson, declared treasure in Wales

Rare Viking treasures: See the silver of Scandinavian and English kings found in Wales

See the hoard discovered by a metal detectorist in Llandwrog in March, including pennies produced in Dublin under the Hiberno-Scandinavian ruler Sihtric Anlafsson.

A photo of a gold archaeological ring found at Hundleton and declared treasure at National Museum Wales

Mourning rings honouring post-medieval dead, emblazoned with skulls and crosses, declared archaeological treasure in Wales

Find out about an early post-medieval ring emblazoned with death's stylized skull, a silver ring from the 15th or early 16th century and a finger ring displaying a bezel of facets.

A photo of an ancient carved grey stone showing the Ryhnie Man of Aberdeen

Archaeologists in search for 1,500 year-old axe-wielding Rhynie Man in Scotland

Aberdeenshire’s oldest man, an axe carrying figure preserved in a six-foot Pictish stone, is being pursued with a dig in the village where high-status figures lived during the 5th or 6th centuries.

A photo of the remains of a dog being uncovered by archaeologists in Iron Age Silchester

Was the growth of an Iron Age town in Britain down to French immigrants? Archaeologists begin £1 million project at site where Prehistoric poodle was found

An 18-year excavation at one of Britain's most important Roman sites will use a £1 million grant to attempt to detail the rapid expansion of Calleva Atrebatum - now known as Silchester.

A photo of an archaeologist standing within the stone walls of St Piran's in Cornwall

Dark Age skeletons found at Cornish chapel were early Christian children and women who could have been from same family

James Gossip, of the Cornwall Archaeology Unit, on the results of radiocarbon dating on skeletons found at St Piran's Oratory last year.

A photo of archaeologists digging brown earth at Chedworth Roman Villa

Archaeologists to reveal secrets of Gloucestershire Roman villa as public excavation begins

A set of mosaics at Chedworth, the villa in Gloucestershire where some of the country’s richest Romans once lived, are being publically excavated by archaeologists this week.

A photo of sections of archaeological bone from the Iron or Bronze Age found at Long Bredy in Dorset

Archaeologists chance upon crouched skeletons of prehistoric trio in Dorset grave

Archaeologists carrying out a watching brief on routine drainage and sewage works at an 18th century cottage have discovered the crouched skeletons of three young people from the Bronze or Iron Age.

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