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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…

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.…

Rare Coin Find Sparks Journey for Metal Detecting Hobbyist

by Luke Higgins
It is the oldest coin known to have been found on Martha’s Vineyard — so old that Thomas Mayhew, the proprietor who settled the Island in 1642, might have held it in his hand. The coin is a 1652 pine tree shilling, among the first to be minted…

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…

Mudlarkers dig up shards of London history

by Luke Higgins
The concrete stairs to the river were not designed for heavy traffic. No signpost directed visitors, the railings ended halfway down, and each individual step dropped steeply. I didn't care. Twenty centuries of London's trash waited to be found. My journey began years before when…

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…
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