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Jamestown Unearthed: Archaeologists begin conservation of knight’s tombstone

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists at Historic Jamestowne are digging into one of the greatest mysteries of the first English settlement in America: a knight’s tombstone that has been laying on the floor of a church for nearly…

Man who attached magnet to fishing rod didn’t expect to pull this from the water

by Luke Higgins
Magnet fishing is renowned for pulling up hauls of beer caps and old pennies. But this fisherman got a serious surprise when he tried out the hobby for the first time. Initially it seemed his haul at his local docks…

Tribal chief who signed treaty with Pilgrims to be reburied

by Dave Sadler
The remains of the Wampanoag leader who forged a peaceful relationship with the Pilgrims will be reburied at his original gravesite in Rhode Island. Members of the Wampanoag Nation have spent 20 years tracking down the remains and artifacts of Massasoit…

Inside the secret air raid shelter buried in a Plymouth garden

by Dave Sadler
Herald reporter Rachael Dodd is given a guided tour of one of Plymouth's many, underground air raid shelters. Just eight inches under the surface of a garden in Devonport, a remnant of Plymouth's war-time past is lying in the earthy darkness.…

Excavation open to the public in Leicester on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May.

by Dave Sadler
University of Leicester Archaeological Services are currently excavating the site of the former Stibbe factory, between Great Central Street and Highcross Street in central Leicester. The land is owned by Charles Street Buildings…

“Trowel Blazing” exhibition coming to Chester

by Dave Sadler
Chester has been chosen as the destination for the first viewing outside of London for an important photographic exhibition that celebrates the achievements of women archaeologists, anthropologists and geologists. ‘Raising Horizons’ which  highlights the roles…

Stunning mosaics shed light on enigmatic past of Roman city in southern France

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists have unearthed part of an ancient Roman city in southern France, known as Ucetia. To date, the settlement had only be known by name, and this is the first time that some of its impressive features…

‘Palaeolithic Venus’ Discovered In Russia

by Dave Sadler
A stunning 23,000-year-old 'Venus' has been discovered in the Bryansk region of Russia, say scientists. The Palaeolithic beauty was carved from woolly mammoth tusk and shows a 'fantastically delicate' prehistoric woman. Continue reading - 'Palaeolithic Venus' Discovered…

Europe’s Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets

by Dave Sadler
  If you’re looking for the middle of nowhere, the Bjaeldskovdal bog is a good place to start. It lies six miles outside the small town of Silkeborg in the middle of Denmark’s flat, sparse Jutland peninsula. The bog itself is little more…

Origins of Indonesian hobbits finally revealed

by Dave Sadler
The most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has found that they most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus as has been widely believed. Continue…
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