Megaliths and Prehistoric Archaeology

From Stonehenge and other famous megaliths to Bronze Age burial sites and hillforts, Britain's landscape is awash with pre-historic archaeology. Discover this fascinating world with Culture24 news, reviews, museum and archaeology events, listings and more...

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In Pictures: The new £2.4 million Wessex Gallery of Archaeology at Salisbury Museum

Take a look inside the new gallery at Salisbury Museum, which opened earlier this month with artefacts including the Amesbury Archer and the Wardour Hoard.

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Katie Marsden on medieval finds and a World War I medal

More than 12,000 records have been created since the Portable Antiquities Scheme began in Essex in 2003. The county’s Finds Liaison Officer tells Culture24 about two.

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: The story of an early Bronze Age lunula found in Dorset

Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen, the Finds Liaison Officer for Dorset, tells Culture24 about landowners chucking cows out of fields and neck rings found in grave settings.

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Roman gold coins and daggers of war in the west

Kurt Adams, the Finds Liaison Officer for Gloucestershire and Avon, introduces an extremely rare gold coin and a dangerous metal dagger found by a fisherman.

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Salisbury Museum opens £2.4 million Wessex Gallery of Archaeology

BBC presenter Dr Alice Roberts and Time Team's Phil Harding were among the visitors to the Salisbury Museum's new £2.4 million gallery for an opening weekend full of fun.

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Archaeologists plan Roman shrine excavation in Wiltshire as Wessex Gallery opens

Ahead of the opening of the new gallery and the start of the Festival of Archaeology, Finds Liaison Officer Richard Henry tells us about a few finds.

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Archaeologists ring date ritual Bronze Age stone circle to same year as Seahenge

An eroded second stone circle, found on Holme Beach, where the original Seahenge was excavated 15 years ago, has been tree ring dated to 2049 BC - the same year as its sister site.

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Lottery wins and axeheads: The month's top ten archaeology discoveries

What links Cornwall with southern Iraq and post-war Polish immigrants with Scottish fish paste? Here are a few of the finest archaeological finds made in June.

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Ancient gold from 4,300-year-old woman's necklace and "exceptional" Neolithic houses go on show

Finds stretching as far back as the Ice Age, including a recreation of an important woman, have been put on public show following 11 years of excavations at a quarry in Berkshire.

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Archaeologists to begin excavating early Bronze Age cemetery in Hampshire

Archaeologists hope to discover the origins of a 21-barrow set of graves on Petersfield Heath during a four-year campaign of excavations.

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Experts baffled by 4,500-year-old Iraq royal tomb food offerings discovered in Bristol box

Archaeologists in Bristol are examining how tomb artefacts, believed to come from Sir Leonard Woolley’s excavations at Ur during the 1920s and 1930s, came to Bristol.

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Cornish archaeologists celebrate as 5,000-year-old "Devil's Frying Pan" of Carwynnen Quoit is restored

The capstone of a 5,000-year-old burial chamber has been lowered into place in Cornwall, ending a five-year project to restore a monument which collapsed almost 50 years ago.

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Neolithic houses showed Stonehenge residents as talented builders, recreators say

See pictures of the Neolithic houses which have been opened to the public at Stonehenge - recreated based on the painstaking building processes of 2,500 years ago.

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Iron Age hillforts to 18th century graves: Archaeologists reveal discoveries in Scotland

A new exhibition reveals some of the innovative techniques used to explore ancient Scottish sites. Forestry Commission Archaeologist Matthew Richie tells us more.

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Flinders Petrie pot from 19th century Egyptian grave discovered in Cornish garage

A pot used to pay a taxi fare during the 1950s has been matched to a grave from a large cemetery excavated by the master of Egyptian archaeology more than a century ago.

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Looted stone of Roman mint reveals stories of prehistoric and medieval civilisations

The final stages of a major excavation at Blackfriars, a former industrial centre in Leicester, have sprung a few surprises, say archaeologists.

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Archaeologists find Bronze Age settlement beneath Aberdeen park and ride site

Archaeologists have found evidence of industrial, agricultural and domestic activity dating from up to 4,000 years at a park and ride link road site near Aberdeen.

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