Archaeologists research a “Thing” left by the Vikings of Sherwood Forest. Archaeologists are researching a “thing” in Sherwood Forest as part of a research grant of £50,000 donated by the National Lottery.
Monthly Archives: December 2011
With the architect and builders who constructed Wroxeter’s Roman Town House set to return to the site in the New Year, English Heritage has revealed some of the unusual maintenance required to keep the popular attraction in good repair.
Using high-tech methods developed by LTDS to study the bracelet’s surface and its micro-topographic features, the researchers have revealed the astounding technical expertise of craftsmen in the eighth millennium BC. Their skills were highly sophisticated for this period in late prehistory, and on a par with today’s polishing techniques.
The results of a study conducted by Serbian researchers, in collaboration with the Laboratoire de Dynamique, Interactions et Réactivité (LADIR, CNRS/UPMC), are unequivocal: the Belgrade fortress is not only threatened by the effects of coal burning, as was assumed until now, but also by flower beds!
Kate Ravilious looks at the invention of shoes that helped people cross the snow
The recent discovery of a pendant at the Irikaitz archaeological site in Zestoa (in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa) has given rise to intense debate: it may be as old as 25,000 years, which would make it the oldest found to date at open-air excavations throughout the whole of the Iberian Peninsula.
The recent destruction of an historic document in Cairo offers a stark warning that Egypt’s art and history is under threat
Harvard University educated archaeologist and director of the Paleontological Research Corporation, Joel Klenck, reported that there was archaeological merit to a large wood structure near the summit of Mount Ararat, discovered by a Kurdish guide, Ahmet “Parasut” Ertugrul.
Skeletons point to Columbus voyage for syphilis origins. Skeletons don’t lie. But sometimes they may mislead, as in the case of bones that reputedly showed evidence of syphilis in Europe and other parts of the Old World before Christopher Columbus made his historic voyage in 1492.
Museum collection can now be sold to meet deficit of Wedgwood Potteries, even though the two separated half a century ago
The launch of the Treasure and Portable Antiquities Scheme reports today shows their continuing success. 157,188 finds were recorded in 2009 and 2010 (67,089 and 90,099 respectively), and 1,638 Treasure cases (778 and 860 respectively) were reported in the same period.
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Architect behind latest failed redesign for London’s Battersea power station hired as creative brain behind developer Mike Hussey’s plan for stadium for Chelsea football club at the site
The stones of the recently excavated Whitehorse Hill cist have been returned to their original location on northern Dartmoor by Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Archaeology and Conservation Works teams.
Heritage minister’s decision puts Richard Rogers’s hi-tech design in the top 2.5% of all listed buildings
An Oxford University academic is leading a project to study coroners’ reports of accidental deaths in Tudor England and it shows that football was the most dangerous!!
Lavishly carved 16th-century oak cup was given to Arundells of Wardour for safekeeping during dissolution of monasteries
Orangutans under stress on Borneo yield new ideas about human evolution
Lack of funds and public money leave institutions unable to stop exodus of works and artefacts worth £65m, including Turner masterpiece
Researchers have today unveiled a new interactive map that reveals London’s social history in unprecedented detail, enabling users to explore everything from the world’s first gay scene to eighteenth century riots.
A project directed by academics at the University of Sheffield has made the archaeology of the world-famous Stonehenge site more accessible than ever before.
Jacobean era’s infamous witchcraft trials recalled after reservoir repairs at Pendle Hill dig out cottage with bricked-up feline