The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

Metal Detecting Couple find second half of 450-year-old ring three YEARS after the first half

by Luke Higgins
                          A couple have found the second half of a rare 450-year-old silver love ring - THREE YEARS after…

Unique World War Battlefield Found Beneath Wiltshire

by Luke Higgins
Archaeologists working in Wiltshire have identified a unique network of First World War tunnels under Salisbury Plain.  The tunnels are part of a First World War battlefield used to train men to fight in and under the trenches of France and Belgium.…

What you can find Mudlarking on the Thames Foreshore in London

by Luke Higgins
A few years ago, a worldly friend who’s always in the know posted something to her Facebook wall that went something like this: Mudlarking on the Thames is the best way to spend a Sunday morning in London. She had me at “mudlarking”—I had…

7,500 year-old drill bit found at prehistoric village in Turkey’s Bursa province

by Dave Sadler
A 7,500-year-old pointed flint stone resembling modern-day drill bits has been discovered at a prehistoric village in Turkey's northwestern Bursa province, reports said Sunday. The ancient tool was discovered…

No, There Wasn’t an Advanced Civilization 12,000 Years Ago

by Dave Sadler
Graham Hancock is an audacious autodidact who believes that long before ancient Mesopotamia, Babylonia and Egypt there existed an even more glorious civilization. One so thoroughly wiped out by a comet strike around 12,000 years ago that nearly…

Study sheds light on Neanderthal-Homo sapiens transition

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists at The Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Sydney have provided a window into one of the most exciting periods in human history - the transition between Neanderthals and modern humans. An archaeological dig in…

Archaeologists in England Tackle Mystery of Prehistoric Village’s Rapid Demise

by Luke Higgins
                          WHITTLESEY, England — No one knows why a catastrophic fire tore through the small settlement that rose by a river…

‘Woman with small shovel’ finds a clue to Sitka’s paleo past

by Dave Sadler
A sewer replacement project in Sitka has turned up more evidence that one of Alaska’s oldest cities has been inhabited for a long, long time. A stone tool — resembling a wedge, or striker — was unearthed in an excavation beneath a street…

10 bizarre war machines from World War Two

by Dave Sadler
The Second World War witnessed a leap in technology and weaponry. But there are some bizarre weapons that never quite made it into the wider public knowledge. Continue reading - 10 bizarre war machines from World War Two
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