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Archaeologists find human footprint left by naughty teenager 2,000 years ago at Roman fort

A tile with a "clear imprint" of a foot is the first time a human print has been discovered at the 2,000-year-old Roman fort of Vindoland.

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Archaeologists find King's hammered coin at site of Anglo-Scottish conflict which was last medieval battle on British soil

Archaeologists have found a thirteenth century Edward I coin on the site of the 16th century Battle of Flodden in Northumberland. Medieval pottery and animal bones have also been found.

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First World War 'acoustic mirror' built to warn of Zeppelin attacks restored in Sunderland

A First World War structure built as an early warning device against Zeppelin attacks has re-opened to the public in Sunderland following a £68,000 restoration by Historic England.

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Volunteers launch largest archaeological repair project to save Harehaugh Hillfort in Northumberland

An Iron Age hillfort in Northumberland National Park is undergoing major repairs to shore up its crumbling ramparts.

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Archaeologists find shoe, finger ring and whorl in "extremely dirty" conditions at Roman fort

Site Director Andrew Birley says the dig team at Vindolanda have worked in grim conditions to discover a rewarding range of Roman artefacts during their first eight weeks of excavations this year.

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Archaeologists put Roman gateway on wishlist after finding ancient water tank at Vindolanda fort

The new season of excavations at Vindolanda, the Roman auxiliary fort south of Hadrian's Wall, have seen archaeologists battle snow and rain to find bones, hairpins and more.

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Roman Empire: Power and People: five star objects from the British Museum exhibition

As it prepares to open at Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum in Wallsend later this month, take a look at some objects from the British Museum's major Roman show.

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Service personnel to help archaeologists as year of excavations at Vindolanda Roman fort begins

Personnel and veterans who have sustained physical and mental injuries in Afghanistan and elsewhere will be involved in "everything we do", say archaeologists at the Northumberland fort.

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Spectacular North Tyneside Roman bath house to benefit from Chancellor's economic plan for north-east

A Roman bath house which was rediscovered in 2014 after being lost for 200 years is among the sites to benefit from a six-point economic plan announced by George Osborne for the north-east.

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