Archaeologists led by the University of Birmingham with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection have discovered evidence of two huge pits positioned on celestial alignment at Stonehenge. Shedding new light on the significant association of the monument with the sun, these pits may have contained tall stones, wooden posts or even fires to mark its rising and setting and could have defined a processional route used by agriculturalists to celebrate the passage of the sun across the sky at the summer solstice.
Historic monument should not be used as a billboard for the Games, say civic groups and politicians
The Oxford museum unveils its new galleries, which include many mummies never before exhibited
The University of Salford is to manage a huge archaeology project that will see digs in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester as well as Blackburn over the next four and a half years.
Woven bag filled with amber and shale beads among items unearthed in isolated Devon peat mound
Recent research carried out by Diarmaid Walshe of the University of Sussex shows that the trackway know as the Pilgrims Way and believed to date to the medieval era has been misnamed and is in fact of an Iron Age origin.
Operation Nightingale comes to Folkestone: A group of injured soldiers learn the skills of archaeology at Folkestone Roman villa as part of their physical rehabilitation.
Libyan leader showed no interest in ancient culture of Garamantes, but now archaeologists hope to unearth neglected slice of history
Actor and Roman noble Franca Valeri leads fight against emergency dump as capital fails to recycle 80% of its waste
New research adds credence to Viking legend of sunstones that could pinpoint the sun even on cloudy days
Thirteenth-century manuscript, overwritten with prayer book, deciphered after years of painstaking work
An analysis of dinosaur teeth suggests the creatures may have migrated from flood plains to uplands during the dry season
Italian government accused of broken promises by heritage organisations after latest incident of decay
Two skeletons have been found in Italy, still holding hands after some 1,500 years in an embrace that would not look out of place in the death scene in Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet.
The face of a teenager who died 7,500 years ago has been brought back to life through methods that combine CSI type forensics, clay modeling and art, the University of Stavanger in Norway announced yesterday.
What’s a Stone Age axe doing in an Iron Age tomb? The archaeologists Olle Hemdorff at the University of Stavanger’s Museum of Archaeology and Eva Thäte are researching older objects in younger graves. They have found a pattern.
£5m Egypt project is allowing Oxford’s Ashmolean museum to display stunning objects kept in storage for years
Humans were killing large mammals in North America long before ‘Clovis culture’, study of mastodon remains suggests
Frieze by forgotten sculpture John Deare sold to Victoria & Albert musuem for a fraction of its value
Genome of Black Death bacterium is remarkably similar to that of modern strains that cause bubonic plague
Preston bus station and part of the South Bank centre in London listed as among the world’s most endangered structures
Celebrations will honour novelist born in 1812 with film, debates, drama and exhibitions around the world. Among the confirmed events are a debate in January, in Berlin, featuring the writers Claire Tomalin, Toby Litt, Louise Doughty, Philip Hensher, Denise Mina and David Nicholls. The latter has adapted Great Expectations for a film, directed by Mike Newell, which begins shooting next week, starring Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham and Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch.