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...
Amy Roberts, Collections Officer at the Novium in Chichester, introduces the Bronze Age Racton Man whose imminent analysis could hold national importance.
Bodies and tools buried in caves have revealed that Neanderthals had strong bonds with their children and cared for the disabled, elderly and sick.
More than 5,000 flint tools, discovered by an archaeological group near Biggar, suggest Scotland's first humans arrived 1,000 years earlier than previously thought.
A metatarsal of a sauropod, spotted as a missing specimen in the collection at Doncaster Museum, is to return to the Rotunda collection for the first time since 1964.
Archaeologists investigating a cist, accompanied by a knife and food vessel within an eroding cliff on the Isle of Arran, say its remains come from a prehistoric cremation ceremony.
Skeletons buried beneath Farringdon belonged to 25 plague victims who were manual labourers from the 14th century - and could lead to thousands of other bodies, say scientists.
Scientists have used an electromagnetic radiation technique 10 billion times brighter than the sun on a leaf fossil left by an epoch on the west of the US.
A ridgeway found during an excavation as part of the £1 billion North West Cambridge development could have revealed Roman grapevines or asparagus beds, say archaeologists.
Scientists hope to explore the evolution of disease after finding a cancer-ravaged skeleton in a tomb full of grave goods in north Sudan.
Returning this summer in what could be the only crowdfunded archaeology in the world, a two-week project at the 14th century Leiston Abbey hopes to help the public dig in.
Hidden decorations on a boulder, hammered and ground during the Neolithic or Bronze age period, represent "a window onto a hidden world", say archaeologists.
Big Heritage say they will help a robber who stole items including a replica bog body and an iPad to escape their "crap circumstances" if they come forward.
A 1st century leopard cup from Italy and examples of the earliest gold in Wales could move to St Fagans as part of a bid to give the collection greater exposure.
A physically active woman from around 4,000 years ago suffered from poor oral hygiene, say archaeologists investigating a grave in Cullaird Wood.
Neanderthals, antlers, bones and hand axes all arrive from hundreds of thousands of years ago in the Natural History Museum's soil-digging new exhibition.