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Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

by Dave Sadler
Hebrew University archaeologists working near the Dead Sea have found a cave that previously contained Dead Sea scrolls, which were looted in the middle of the 20th Century. Scholars now suggest the cave should be numbered as Cave 12, along with the 11 caves previously…

Magnetic fishing trip nets coin haul

by Dave Sadler
X marked the spot for one Wigan man after finding an astonishing collection of old coins. Thomas Jackson credits his haul to being in possession of a particularly strong magnet when out “fishing” for valuables. He had been searching a local brook - which he does not identify - using…

Have you any Viking treasure hidden in your loft?

by Dave Sadler
RESIDENTS are being urged to raid their cupboards and loot their lofts for Viking themed possessions to star in a major new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum. Viking: Rediscover the Legend, will open in May at the museum in York, bringing together the best Viking finds from its…

Assess The Variability In Later Medieval Unfortified Elite Residences. By Alison Smith BA (Hons)

by Dave Sadler
Introduction. This essay will assess the variability in later medieval unfortified residences by analysing several medieval castles, houses, moated residences and bishop’s palaces,…

Pebbles used as spatulas to decorate the dead 12,000 years ago

by Dave Sadler
Humans may have ritualistically “killed” objects to remove their symbolic power, some 5,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new international study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site in Italy suggests.…

Iron Age burial gives insights into ancient islanders

by Dave Sadler
An Iron Age woman's unusual burial is helping an archaeologist to describe the "deep bond" between ancient islanders and the land they lived on. Dr Mary Macleod Rivett was closely involved in the excavation of the grave at Barvas on Lewis in 2001. The woman…

Archaeologists find historic Native American sites in Pennington Gap

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists have uncovered Native American sites they say are up to 10,000 years old in Pennington Gap. The discovery came as a result of the construction of a town biking trail. Typically, an eight-month delay on a town…

Archaeologists unlock secrets of Grantham’s past at relief road site

by Dave Sadler
Preliminary works for phase three of the Grantham southern relief road have provided a fascinating glimpse into past Roman and Iron Age communities, settlements and landscapes in the area. Since November, a team of more than…

This tiny 500-year-old Tudor treasure was found by chance in field near Helston

by Dave Sadler
A tiny but precious 500-year-old Tudor clothing hook – which was only found by chance – is now to go display to the public. Amateur metal detectorist Rosemary Rundle, from Porthleven, scooped up a ball of earth…
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