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Historic skeletal remains removed from hotel development site

by Dave Sadler
DEVELOPERS have confirmed that historical human remains have been located on the site of a new 100-plus bedroom hotel in Bridgwater. The Mercure Bridgwater Hotel is currently under construction on the site of the former Co-op store on…

Archaeologists to return to The Hurlers on Bodmin Moor in quest to find potential ‘new’ stone circle

by Dave Sadler
A team of archaeologists is about to resume work at the Bronze Age stone circles known as The Hurlers on Bodmin Moor. The excavation, part of the…

Dig shows how the eviction of a whole village near Daventry created ‘refugees’ in their own land

by Dave Sadler
Evidence of the eviction and destitution of dozens of medieval villagers has been unearthed near Daventry. Archaeologists from CLASP have been working in fields…

Meter of manure confirms 1,500-year-old stable

by Dave Sadler
A 1,500-year-old stable believed to have been demolished in an earthquake was unearthed by an archaeological team in the Negev desert and identified by a meter-thick layer of animal manure at the site, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Thursday. According to…

The Cliff-hanging Castle at the Mouth of a Hidden Cave Network

by Dave Sadler
If you are looking for a tourist attraction packed with history and in an incredible location, I think this spectacular place called Predjama Castle in South Slovenia is the place for you. Built over 900 years ago, this castle holds…

Dunnottar castle: A ruined medieval castle with the most spectacular surroundings of any castle in Scotland

by Dave Sadler
  Dunnottar castle is a ruined medieval fortress which looks across the north-east coast of Scotland, south of Stonehaven, and holds many…

Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D

by Dave Sadler
For the first time, skulls and other artefacts from the 1545 wreck of Henry VIII's warship the Mary Rose are being exhibited online as 3D reconstructions. Researchers from Swansea University unveiled the scans to coincide with the British Science Festival, taking place…

Throughout history humans have preferred their pigs to be black, suggests study

by Dave Sadler
New research suggests the Polynesians, Europeans and the Chinese have had a penchant for black pigs because of the novelty of their colour. Pigs have played an important cultural role in Hawaii since…

Canterbury Cathedral’s medieval window frame restored

by Dave Sadler
The gleam of new stone in sunlight reveals that work is complete on the conservation challenge that Canterbury Cathedral would never have wanted to tackle – the reconstruction of a towering medieval window, built to hold some of the most precious…

Aborigines were building ‘stone houses’ 9000 years ago

by Dave Sadler
Archeologists have discovered the earliest “houses” in Australia — circular stone structures on an ­island near Karratha that offer clues about how Aborigines lived just after the last ice age. A team of researchers from the University of…
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