The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

‘Forgotten frontier’ of Roman Empire unearthed in Sheffield

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists believe they have unearthed the ‘forgotten frontier of the Roman Empire’  in Sheffield. Amateur and professional archaeologists have been excavating a site at Whirlow Hall Farm after being granted £59,000 in Heritage…

Infant bodies were ‘prized’ by 19th century anatomists, study suggests

by Dave Sadler
A new study of the University of Cambridge anatomy collection suggests that the bodies of foetuses and babies were a “prized source of knowledge” by British scientists of the 18th and 19th centuries, and were dissected…

Evidence of Roman remains found at Gloucester Bus Station

by Dave Sadler
Evidence of a Roman suburb has been found in Gloucester Bus Station where archaeological digs are taking place. City archaeologists have found remains dating back from the 1500's and what appears to be a medieval cobbled floor or courtyard.…

The Role of Cats in Anglo-Saxon England

by Dave Sadler
Research by Kristopher Poole of the University of Nottingham investigates the role of cats in Anglo-Saxon England. The period from 410 C.E. until the Norman invasion of 1066 was a time of great change. The Roman Empire had lost its control and many people immigrated to England,…

Local craft history is uncovered at ‘Big Dig’

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists at this year’s Belfast Hills Big Dig at Slievenacloy’s earthen ring near Lisburn were stunned and excited to find evidence of craft manufacture at what appeared to be a simple Early Christian farmstead and cattle enclosure. The community archaeology…

Christian group vandalizes ancient Mexican archeological site claiming it’s linked to ‘Devil worship’

by Dave Sadler
Members of a Jehovah’s Witness sect have been accused of vandalizing a 7,000-year-old archeological site in eastern Mexico – all in an effort to stamp…

The Normans – Men from the North ( Documentary included )

by Dave Sadler
  In this exciting three-part series, Professor Robert Bartlett explores how the Normans developed from a band of marauding Vikings into the formidable warriors who conquered England in 1066. He tells how the Normans established their new province…

Free Online Course – Archaeology: from Dig to Lab and Beyond

by Dave Sadler
About the course Join us at the University of Reading as we chart the progress of an archaeological excavation from dig to lab and beyond on this free online course. Take a virtual field trip to the Vale of Pewsey We’ll be showing…

Dig Ventures First Big Lindisfarne Reveal

by Dave Sadler
The exact location of the Anglo-Saxon monastery on Lindisfarne has remained a mystery ever since it was destroyed by the Vikings. That is, until now… We’ve kept you hanging for a week, but now we can FINALLY reveal one of our star finds that strongly suggests that we’ve…

Remarkable wooden artefact unearthed at Vindolanda Roman Fort

by Dave Sadler
Located just to the south of Hadrian’s Wall, in northern Britain, Vindolanda was once an important Roman fort. For the last 45 years it has been subjected to a continuous series of excavations, which have uncovered many thousands of…
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