The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

‘Exceptional’ 700-year-old wall painting discovered at Beverley house

by Dave Sadler
Behind the dust of nearly 700 years, you can almost make out the "fire" motif on the wall painting of Beverley's oldest house. And the ancient wall painting on 19 Ladygate might never have been discovered if…

Historic Bronze Age dig under way in Morecambe

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists have arrived in the district for the first scientific excavation of a Bronze Age burial mound in North West England in over 50 years. The DigVentures crew are working on a Bronze Age burial mound in fields near Morecambe. They are expected to be on…

Thames Discovery Programme: discovering the archaeology of the Thames foreshore

by Dave Sadler
Eliott Wragg, Project Officer for the Thames Discovery Programme, explores the longest archaeological site in London - the Thames foreshore.  When the tide goes out, the Thames foreshore is the longest…

The early kings of East Anglia

by Dave Sadler
The kings of East Anglia according to Bede are descended from the Angles.  Bede describes how the Angles came from a land called Angulus and how it was situated between the land of the Saxons and the Jutes.  Bede describes how the Wuffingas took their name from Wuffa, and that the kings of East…

Metal detecting enthusiast Patricia Richmond finds 700-year-old gold ring in farmer’s field

by Dave Sadler
A METAL detecting enthusiast uncovered a 700-year-old gold ring during an early morning hunt in a farmer’s field in Houghton Green. Patricia Richmond discovered the medieval…

Experimental Archaeology: Neanderthal Spear Technology

by Dave Sadler
In Europe, a small number of wooden spears have been found in archaeological contexts from the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic (c. 1,200,000-40,000 years ago), such as at Schöningen, Clacton and Lehringen. The first suggestion that such spears had stone…

Papers from the Staffordshire Hoard Symposium

by Dave Sadler
It's seven years to the day since the Staffordshire Hoard was discovered. You can download a large amount of academic papers relating to it for free here - Papers from the Staffordshire Hoard Symposium

Danish Viking grave reveals archaeological mysteries

by Dave Sadler
From the beginning of the 8th century up until the end of the 9th century, Viking graves in the town of Ribe in Denmark were largely reserved for the most holy of citizens. Ribe is considered the first city in Scandinavia and it developed into an important…

Archaeologists Unearth Unique 12,000-year-old Galilee Grave of Female Shaman

by Dave Sadler
A human foot and 86 tortoise shells were just some of the extraordinary finds discovered in the prehistoric grave of a female shaman in the Galilee, in northern Israel, dating back some 12,000 years. Also…

Lindisfarne monastery evidence found by amateur archaeologist

by Dave Sadler
An amateur archaeologist has unearthed what is believed to be evidence of one of England's earliest Christian monasteries in a dig on Lindisfarne. The rare grave marker, thought to be from the mid 7th-8th Century, has been described…
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