The field of archaeology has been continuously evolving in 2023, making significant strides in uncovering new historical findings, preserving cultural heritage, and employing innovative technologies to study the past.
A team of archaeologists from the National Institute of Archaeological Research has been conducting excavation works in Lille and have discovered the remains of a bastion by Vauban, dating back to the seventeenth century.
Contrary to previous research, scientists from the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh suggests that most British men lack the genetic evidence to suggest they descend from immigrant farmers who settled 5,000-10,000 years ago.
Field surveys, excavations and being in the ‘field’ is only a small portion of what archaeologists do. The majority of time is spent on research, interpreting, understanding and trying to date sites. Some portions of reports are available through the DIA, at no charge, but they need 24 hours notice before you come and also they need to know which reports you wish to view and the area they relate to.
The 'Portal to the Past’ project from the University of Oxford is creating a prehistoric map of England, allowing users to discover their local history from the Bronze Age in 1500BC to the Domesday Book in 1086.
The excavation of a prehistoric burial cist, situated high up on Whitehorse Hill on northern Dartmoor, has commenced. The cist was discovered 10 years ago when its end stone fell out of the peat hag which had been concealing it.
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In a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, researchers examined a collection of baboon mummies from the ancient Egyptian site of Gabbanat el-Qurud, the so-called Valley of the Monkeys on the west bank of Luxor.
Throughout the history of the Roman Empire, countless legions were raised and disbanded, but one legion endured the entirety, remaining in service to the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire, and marching on into the Middle Ages - The Legio V Macedonica.