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Romans had grand architectural ambitions much earlier than previously thought

In a long-buried Italian city, archaeologists have found a massive monument that dates back 300 years before the Colosseum and 100 years before the invention of mortar, revealing that the Romans had grand architectural ambitions much earlier than previously thought.

Texas State excavates centuries-old Gulf of Mexico shipwreck

Researchers from The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, in partnership with the Ocean Exploration Trust, are excavating a rare shipwreck off the Texas coast that could date back nearly 200 years.

Archaeologists to lift lid on mysterious stone coffin at Richard III site

Archaeologists are hoping to discover who was buried in a 14th century stone coffin found near the final resting place of Richard III.

Classical Temple in Maryport the most north western in Roman World

An archaeological excavation team, led by Professor Ian Haynes and Tony Wilmott, has been peeling back the layers over the last six weeks to better understand the environment in which the internationally famous Maryport altars were displayed in Roman times.

‘Trust’ provides answer to handaxe enigma

Trust rather than lust is at the heart of the attention to detail and finely made form of handaxes from around 1.7 million years ago, according to a University of York researcher.

Study Archaeology? We Don’t Dig Dinosaurs

The reasons people choose to go into the field of archaeology are diverse. There is a need to get to know the people who came before us. This is a brief account of one such experience. Please note: This is a non-academic view!
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