Credit : University of Reading
28 Jul 2015

Skeleton Of Bronze Age Adolescent Discovered Near Stonehenge

A rare skeleton of a Bronze Age child has been found by University of Reading archaeologists excavating Wilsford Henge in the Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire.

Keynsham Cemetery, which is built over the Roman Villa. Credit : WikiPedia
28 Jul 2015

Archaeological Investigation in Keynsham Cemetery

In 1877 the first vestiges of a large Roman building was identified during the construction of the mortuary chapels in the newly planned Durley Hill cemetery at Keynsham.

28 Jul 2015

Last Gasp to Save Sekhemka

The Save the Sekhemka campaign has issued the following press release and statement, urging Prime Minister David Cameron to intervene.

Image by Manuel Will
28 Jul 2015

Cave that carries evidence of humanity’s first cultural exploits is under threat

Sibudu, a rock shelter above the uThongathi River in KwaZulu-Natal, is one of South Africa’s most important archaeological sites. Its recent nomination for World Heritage status demonstrates that it is of universal value, with heritage that belongs to all humanity.

27 Jul 2015

New research on the causes of the Viking Age

The Viking hit-and-run raids on monastic communities such as Lindisfarne and Iona were the most infamous result of burgeoning Scandinavian maritime prowess in the closing years of the Eighth Century.

Credit : Investigación y Desarrollo
22 Jul 2015

Deciphering of Mayan glyph

Deciphering of Mayan glyph, the finding provides a leap in understanding this culture.

21 Jul 2015

Archaeologists use new methods to explore move from hunting, gathering to farming

One of the enduring mysteries of the human experience is how and why humans moved from hunting and gathering to farming.

Credit: WHOI
19 Jul 2015

Centuries-old shipwreck discovered off North Carolina coast

Scanning sonar from a scientific expedition has revealed the remains of a previously unknown shipwreck more than a mile deep off the North Carolina coast. Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date to the American Revolution.

Morten Petersen/Museum Vestsjælland
17 Jul 2015

Gold spirals are a mystery to archaeologists

Nearly 2,000 small gold spirals from the Bronze Age have come to light at Boeslunde on Zealand, Denmark. Archaeologists have never seen anything like it before.

17 Jul 2015

Geophysical Survey to ascertain the location of mass grave of Spanish Armada victims in Spanish Point, Co. Clare.

On 20 September 1588, two great ships of the Spanish Armada wrecked on the west coast of County Clare. In total, approximately 7-800 men perished in the stormy waters of the Mal Bay between Doonbeg and Spanish Point.

Newly found geoglyphs of animals believed to depict llamas
14 Jul 2015

Yamagata University Finds 24 New Geoglyphs On Nasca Plateau

The research team of the Yamagata University Institute of Nasca discovered 24 new geoglyphs in the Nasca Region of the Peruvian South Coast during the survey conducted between December 2014 and February 2015.

Langeidsverdet Photo: Ellen C. Holthe, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo
14 Jul 2015

The last Viking and his magical sword?

In the summer of 2011, archaeologists from the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo discovered a Viking burial ground in Langeid in Setesdal in southern Norway. In one of the graves they made a startling discovery.

Blombos Cave
11 Jul 2015

Early modern human cultural interactions investigated through Middle Stone Age tool technologies

Two of South Africa’s most famous archaeological sites, Sibudu and Blombos, have revealed that Middle Stone Age groups who lived in these different areas, more than 1 000 kilometres apart, used similar types of stone tools some 71 000 years ago, but that there were differences in the ways that these tools were made.

07 Jul 2015

Research into conflicts 4000 years ago

A new LOEWE Research Focus on “Prehistoric Conflicts” will make it possible to fill a major gap in Central European Archaeology.

Roman Footprint - The Vindolanda Trust
06 Jul 2015

Roman footprint discovery leaves lasting impression at Vindolanda

Nowhere gets you closer to the Romans on Hadrian’s Wall than the fort and settlement of Vindolanda, the extraordinary hoard of personal artefacts gives you a unique insight into the lives of people living here 2000 years ago.

Assaf Peretz IAI
05 Jul 2015

A Two Thousand Year Old Secret Below the Living Room Floor

An ancient, two thousand year old ritual bath (miqwe) was discovered below a living room floor during renovations carried out in a private house in the picturesque neighborhood of ‘Ein Kerem in Jerusalem.

03 Jul 2015

Exploring the West’s First and Second World War archaeology

Some of the West’s fascinating but lesser known wartime heritage has been explored by archaeologists from the University of Bristol: a Second World War ‘Stop Line’ built to protect Bristol, and practice trenches dug by First World War soldiers on Brandon Hill.

01 Jul 2015

New study shows South Africans using milk-based paint 49,000 years ago

An international research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa has discovered a milk-and ochre-based paint dating to 49,000 years ago that inhabitants may have used to adorn themselves with or to decorate stone or wooden slabs.

26 Jun 2015

New data uncovered on Bronze Age humans’ diet and the arrival of new crops in the Iberian Peninsula

Researchers from the universities of Granada, Santiago de Compostela and Reading (UK) have studied human skeletal remains from the Cova do Santo collective burial cave in northwestern Spain.

Credit : Simon Wakefield
25 Jun 2015

Exploring Ancient Life Under the Shadow of Stonehenge

Our knowledge of the people who worshiped at Stonehenge and worked on its construction is set to be transformed through a new project led by the University of Reading.

24 Jun 2015

Stone tools from Jordan point to dawn of division of labor

Thousands of stone tools from the early Upper Paleolithic, unearthed from a cave in Jordan, reveal clues about how humans may have started organizing into more complex social groups by planning tasks and specializing in different technical skills.

05 Jun 2015

Archaeologists discover evidence of prehistoric gold trade route

Archaeologists at the University of Southampton have found evidence of an ancient gold trade route between the south-west of the UK and Ireland. A study suggests people were trading gold between the two countries as far back as the early Bronze Age (2500BC).