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Interactive maps reveal London’s history in unprecedented detail

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.

The Archaeology of Modern Conflict – By Andy Brockman

In the summer off 2010 my family was on a camping holiday in Sweden.  On our first night we pitched at a site at...

Castles in the desert – satellites reveal lost cities of Libya

A lost civilisation in Libya's Saharah desert has been uncovered by archaeologists using satellite imagery.

Heard About The Irish Man, A Brooch, A Bowl And A Carved Stone?

What do a 7th century Irish brooch, a hanging bowl from the Sutton Hoo ship burial, a carved stone in Donegal, Ireland and a Marigold have in common? The answer is an unknown Irish craftsman who was in his time international famous.

Abusing the past – Bad Archaeology

For many people, archaeological evidence – the physical remains of the past – are the ultimate proof of “what happened in history”. Even a radical post-modernist cannot deny the physical existence of objects or buildings, so they can be presented as incontestable relics to be trotted out to prove one’s point and to illustrate the ‘truth’ of assertions about the past.

Part II: Development of Behavioural Complexity

Language: a systematic means of communication. It may be the foremost feature when comparing Neanderthals to us as it is one factor which distinctly separates modern humans from animals. The cranial capacity of a Neanderthal man (1520cm3) is larger than that of a modern human (1400cm3) and can give indication into speech ability of these species (Jurmain et al., 2000).

Part 2 : A lost Roman legion….in China?

In the lastest instalment, we set the scene and introduced the players. Now it is time for us to delve ever deeper into the mystery and enter the murky world where science and legend may walk hand in hand once more. Welcome to the 2nd act of a lost Roman legion in China.

Who’s Your Daddy? Who were the first Australians

Following on from the previous article, The First Boat People, we know that Sahul, the original name of Australia during prehistoric times, was settled around 40,000 years ago. Although this date is disputed it is now universally accepted as the most accurate and reliable.

Cliff side blockhouse possibly built by Henry VIII to be excavated by archaeologists

Archaeologists have started excavations of a cliff-side blockhouse from the reign of Henry VII on the Angle Peninsula in Pembrokshire.

How significant is the Dover Bronze Age Boat?

On a rainy 28th September 1992, during a watching brief on the development of a new section of the A20 in Dover, Keith Parfitt, of Canterbury Archaeological Trust (CAT), spotted a thin band of wood and a twisted fibre rope at the bottom of a 6m hole being dug for the construction of a pedestrian underpass.

The Study of Human Remains: What does it really tell us? Part 3

When an archaeologist studies one set of human remains, he is seeking specific information about that one person.

Life in ancient historical cities to be revealed by archaeologists

A new study by archaeologists will create a reconstruction of what the urban city life was like in historical cities such as the Byzantine Capital of Constantinople.