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Climate Change Threatens To Destroy Over 20,000 Historical Sites, Archaeologists Say

by Dave Sadler
Thanks to climate change, a predicted rise in sea level along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the southeastern U.S. over the next century or two is currently modeled at a seemingly modest one to two…

Oldest complete Latin ​​Bible set to return to UK after 1,302 years

by Dave Sadler
One of the greatest of all Anglo-Saxon treasures, the oldest complete Latin Bible in existence, is returning to the UK for the first time in 1,302 years. The Codex Amiatinus is a beautiful and giant Bible produced…

2,000-Year-Old Killer Whale Geoglyph Found in Peru Desert

Archaeologists rediscovered a giant geoglyph of a killer whale, etched into a desert hillside in the remote Palpa region of southern Peru, after it had been lost to science for more than 50 years. The 230-foot-long (70 meters) figure of an orca —…

Earliest example of large hydraulic enterprise excavated in China

by Dave Sadler
A team of researchers from several institutions in China has uncovered one of the largest water management projects in the ancient world in what is now a part of the eastern coast of modern China. In their paper published in Proceedings…

Hidden hoard hints at how ancient elites protected the family treasures

by Dave Sadler
Long before anyone opened a bank account or rented a safe deposit box, wealth protection demanded a bit of guile and a broken beer jug. A 3,100-year-old jewelry stash was discovered in just such a vessel, unearthed from an ancient…

Archaeology in the UK: Is Armageddon really around the corner? Or can we continue to be complacent?

by Dave Sadler
Last week represents a significant moment in the changing face of archaeology in post Brexit Britain. MPs rejected a combined Labour and Green Party amendment put forward to the EU Withdrawal…

Iceman the movie: stone age survivor Ötzi is brought back to life

by Dave Sadler
No corpse has ever been examined so thoroughly, attracted so many admirers, or spawned such an array of relics and souvenirs. The mummified Neolithic male known as Ötzi, whose shrivelled body was discovered with his tools and clothing…

2017 Group Review : Metal Detecting Crappy Finds !

by Luke Higgins
( Items above found by Dave Atkins. What a load of crap ) One group has stood out in particular this year for finding nothing but crap, We have all see the Saxon hoards,Roman broaches and silver coins on facebook and the internet, but this group literally just…

3000-year-old graves found under new E6 highway in central Norway

by Dave Sadler
Bronze Age graves have been unearthed ahead of planned road construction in Melhus municipality in mid-Norway. These are some of the oldest burial sites ever discovered in the region. Bronze Age graves are rare in Norway. Now 3000-year-old…

Your Metal Detecting Groups Year In Review

by Luke Higgins
As we approach the end of the Detecting season archmdmag.com would love to be able to report on your groups activities, stories and finds from 2017. It is simple and easy to do , all we would need from yourself would be a summary of your groups year , the people, the finds, any…
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