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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Child grave goods from Isle of Man castle and Viking beach market discoveries head to Cornwall

Allison Fox, the Archaeology Curator for Manx National Heritage, tells us about Viking swords, tiny beads and child grave goods heading to Cornwall from the Isle of Man.

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Mick Aston fans launch £20,000 fundraiser in bid for Channel 4 Time Team tribute dig

Organisers say they have the backing of former presenters Mary-Ann Ochota and Carenza Lewis as a new fundraising page aims to persuade commissioners with cash.

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In Pictures: New exhibition revealing huge archaeological dig at Somerset's Hinkley Point

The team behind one of the country's largest excavations have opened an exhibition, Landscapes of Power: The Archaeology and History of Hinkley Point.

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Dark Age cemetery, dog bones, cremations and central-heated Roman villa found on huge Somerset archaeological site

A decapitated female and a Roman villa heated by a hypocaust system are among the finds at Hinkley Point, where a power station will be built across a space the size of 160 football pitches.

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English Heritage and archaeologists express concern as thousands sign petition over Dorset development

Archaeologists and heritage supporters are urging West Dorset County Council not to let a multimillion pound development in Dorchester go ahead without a full archaeological investigation.

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Archaeologists enter "virgin territory" with dig of living quarters at Shakespeare's Birthplace

Archaeologists who won planning permission to begin a dig at New Place, at Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect the excavation to take four weeks when it begins on Wednesday.

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Neolithic Ireland went "mad for milk" through farming pioneers 6,000 years ago, say archaeologists

Archaeologists carrying out "fingerprinting" on fats from hundreds of cooking pots say the impact of dairy farming in Ireland thousands of years ago is "striking".

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Drones and 600-year-old timbers to help archaeologists in Anglo-Saxon Shropshire

Backed by £66,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, a project in a north Shropshire hamlet will examine 28 medieval buildings in one of the largest surveys of its kind in Britain.

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Archaeology from Bronze Age Stonehenge country helps experts building huge record of prehistoric objects

3D recreations will be made from more than 100 artefact documents in the Bronze Age Index set of cards, sent to the British Museum by curators in Wiltshire as part of the Micropasts project.

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Archaeologists find soldiers' kitchen and prehistoric remains at Hampshire farmstead

Archaeologists hope to find 2,000 years of artefacts at a Winchester site which was used by the Hessians - a group of German soldiers who fought for the British during the 18th century.

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