The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

Reconstructing brain surgery as it was conducted around 3,000 years ago

by Dave Sadler
A step by step academic investigation into how Bronze Age medics conducted trepanation operations in Siberia has been conducted based on a male skull found last year in the Nefteprovod II burial ground at Anzhevsky…

Archaeologists find rare Native American artifacts in Willamette Valley

by Dave Sadler
Thanks to a discovery by a local landowner, archaeologists unearthed the first recorded Native American tools of their kind in the Willamette Valley this summer. While building a pond on his property, the landowner,…

Religious center of Hittites comes to light

by Dave Sadler
The 11th archaeological excavation season has recently begun in the ancient city of Nerik, recognized as the religious center of the Hittites, in the northern province of Samsun’s Vezirküprü district. This season the works are being carried out by 30 people, headed…

Seaton Down Roman coin hoard to stay in Exeter thanks to donations

by Dave Sadler
The Seaton Down Roman coin hoard will stay in Exeter thanks to a number of donations and grants. The hoard has been purchased by Exeter's RAM Museum for £50,000, allowing it to be kept together in the Queen Street building.…

World’s first pyramid… in KAZAKHSTAN: Scientists discover tomb structure was built 1,000 years BEFORE those in Egypt

by Dave Sadler
Egyptian-style pyramid found in Kazakhstan - 3900 miles from similar Saqqara step pyramid near Cairo The structure…

Archaeologists Unearth Early Elements of The Mews

by Dave Sadler
  Archaeologists at the University of Virginia have found a 5 1/2-foot section of Jeffersonian serpentine wall underneath a 19th-century building that once was used as slave quarters. Researchers digging underneath The Mews, a 1,755-square-foot building…

Ancient remains found in Los Olivos

by Dave Sadler
In the hillsides of Lima’s northern district of Los Olivos, a team of researchers, led by archaeologist Luis Angel Flores Blanco, uncovered skeletal remains bundled up in a funerary blanket, that date back more than 6,000 years. He explained that research began in April this year with…

X Marks the Spot: Ancient Greek Fortress Unearthed in Crimea

by Dave Sadler
An ancient fortress built over two thousand years ago was unearthed by Russian archaeologists in Crimea. The discovery was made during a joint excavation by the scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences' (RAS) Institute of Archaeology…

Lufton Roman villa dig: heated room uncovered by Newcastle University team

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists taking part in a dig to find out what life was like in Somerset after the Roman Empire collapsed have unearthed a heated room with its own underfloor heating system. The extraordinary find was…
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