The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

MAPPED: Where in the world can you still catch the plague?

by Luke Higgins
Nine countries reported a total of 626 cases of the plague last year, including 127 deaths, according from figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The most endemic country was Madagascar with 482 cases of the infection and 112 deaths, followed by the Democratic…

Orkney undersea archaeologists find boat used by fleeing sailors from the HMS Royal Oak

by Dave Sadler
FOR more than a century it has lain on the seabed, a lost relic of one of the greatest wartime disasters ever suffered by the Royal Navy. But now undersea archaeologists say they have pinpointed…

SLAVE HOUSE UNEARTHED AT SITE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON’S PLANTATION ESTATE

by Dave Sadler
Excavations at an estate once owned by Thomas Jefferson have unearthed an array of archaeological finds, from 8,000-year-old spear heads to evidence of slave accommodation. Archeologists working at Poplar Forest, where…

BREAKING NEWS !! Ramses II Temple Uncovered in Abusir Necropolis (inc VIDEO)

by Luke Higgins
                            The lost temple of Ramses II has been uncovered by archaeologists, shedding light one of Egypt's most revered leaders.…

Police appeal after nighthawking incident at Roman site in Great Chesterford

by Dave Sadler
It is believed someone went onto a protected Roman site in Newmarket Road in the village with a metal detector, and removed items belonging to Historic England. The alleged incident happened on September 29. Pc Andy…

The Lives and Deaths of Young Medieval Women: The Osteological Evidence

by Dave Sadler
Introduction: Written sources from the medieval period focus mainly on the activities of adults, particularly males and often those from the wealthier sections of society. Recent scholarship has attempted to redress this balance…

Prehistoric remains unearthed at Larkhill Garrison

by Dave Sadler
REHISTORIC remains have been unearthed in at Larkhill Garrison. The finds were uncovered at the Royal School of Artillery in Larkhill, where the majority of Army Basing Programme construction work is underway. Three prehistoric burials were found at the site…

Off the coast of Egypt divers have discovered something that was thought to be lost a long time ago

by Dave Sadler
Off the coast of Egypt divers have discovered something that was thought to be lost a long time ago. It was said that the ancient city of Heracleion was lost under the sea for good. Well…

Chic women’s jewellery made of coal, encrusted with jade and coral from 2,200 years ago

by Dave Sadler
Eyecatching belt buckles worn by Xiongnu female invaders is found buried on the banks of the Yenesei River in modern-day Tuva Republic. Women buried in a unique ancient necropolis went to the afterlife…
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