English Heritage keeps a careful watch as volunteers sift through hundreds of molehills on a fortress site near the Roman wall
A celebration of the horse – from newly excavated Saudi Arabian rock carvings to Victorian London’s dung dilemma
Jacobean era’s infamous witchcraft trials recalled after reservoir repairs at Pendle Hill dig out cottage with bricked-up feline
Humans became masters of the planet for a startling reason: our love of animals gave us unsurpassed power over nature. This is the claim of a leading American anthropologist who says our prehistoric ancestors’ intense relationships with other creatures – including those we hunt, keep as pets and use for food – propelled humanity towards global domination.
Plague of 1348-49 spread so fast in London the carriers had to be humans not black rats, says archaeologist