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Food culture after 1066

50 years after William of Normandy landed on English soil in one of Britain’s landmark historic moments, Cardiff University researchers are aiming to discover what impact the invasion had on diet, cooking habits and health.

Did your ancestor fight in the Hundred Years War?

If you’ve ever wondered whether your ancestors served as a medieval soldier in the Hundred Years War, a newly launched website from historians at the universities of Southampton and Reading may have the answer.

IN BRIEF – MMO Announces further consultation for controversial Goodwin Sands dredge project

A spokesperson for the Marine Management Organisation has confirmed to thePipeLine that the controversial application by the Port of Dover to dredge 2.5 million cubic metres of sand and gravel from the south west Goodwin Sands is to go out to a further forty two day public consultation.

Scotland’s thatched buildings recorded for the first time

All 305 of Scotland’s historic, traditional thatched buildings have been recorded for the very first time as part of a unique field work project, which lasted 18 months.

Mythbusting Ancient Rome – the emperor Nero

If asked to think of a single individual who epitomises the decadence, destruction and debauchery of Ancient Rome, the name Nero would surely be on many people’s lips.

The fall and rise of Native North America

The story of Native North America – from its vast contribution to world culture, to the often taboo social problems of drinking, gambling and violence – is the subject of a sweeping new history by a Cambridge academic and authority on the subject.

Meet the 800-year-old golden rhinoceros that challenged apartheid South Africa

It may be small enough to sit in the palm of your hand, but even now – nearly 800 years after it was lost to sight in what is now South Africa – the Golden Rhinoceros of Mapungubwe has powerful symbolism. It’s a representation of one of the region’s most physically powerful animals– the rhinoceros – and one of the region’s most enduring symbols of power – gold.

Researcher Identifies Oldest Textile Dyed Indigo

The indigo-blue cloth found in Peru was determined to be 6,200 years old.

Project finally solves mystery of who built Liverpool’s oldest city centre building

It is Liverpool’s oldest surviving city centre building and a fine example of Queen Anne-style architecture, yet the builders and architects responsible for creating Bluecoat have remained unconfirmed – until now.

The British Museum distorts history and denies its racist past

The British Museum in London is rewriting history to appear in a better light and defend itself against demands to return objects to their countries of origin. This is the conclusion of a new PhD thesis in archaeology from the University of Gothenburg

The artefacts that came back from the sea

​Items thousands of years old that were retrieved from the sea off Hadera were turned over to the Israel Antiquities Authority

Mary Rose: Tudor painting and tidal analysis offer clues as to why it sank

Skulls, the ship’s figurehead and other artefacts from the wreck of a 1545 Tudor warship have been made available to peruse online in 3D reconstructions. But why did she sink? The answer is more elusive than you might assume.