The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

Remarkable discovery of Ice Age cave network under the streets of Montreal ( inc Video )

by Luke Higgins
A network of 15,000-year-old caves beneath Montreal has been discovered by amateur explorers in what has been described as a “once in a lifetime” find. Cavers have been exploring the Saint Leonard…

Aerial pictures reveal England’s ancient archaeological sites

by Luke Higgins
Sometimes you simply can’t beat a good bird’s-eye view. It allows nothing to escape the eagle eyes of archaeologists at Historic England – the government-funded body that takes care of England’s historic environment. Regton…

Archaeologists uneasy as Trump shrinks Bears Ears monument lands

by Dave Sadler
A US government plan to slash protections for one of North America’s richest and best-preserved archaeological landscapes has prompted a wave of concern among researchers. On 4 December, US President Donald Trump announced that…

An archaeological dig unearths one of the earliest slave remains in Delaware

by Dave Sadler
The blow to the head of the man in grave 10 was so severe that it chipped off a bone near his right eyebrow, fractured part of his face, and probably helped to kill him. He was about 35 years old and likely a slave.…

The Viking Spear from the Lendbreen Ice Patch

by Dave Sadler
The Lendbreen ice patch, September 1974. Young student Per Dagsgard from Skjåk was visiting the ice patch to search for remains from ancient reindeer hunting. Little did he know that he would make the archaeological discovery of a lifetime on this day – a find still surrounded…

Revealed: The sunken Roman city that was once the resort of the super rich but now lies beneath the waves with its treasures intact

by Dave Sadler
  Baiae was the Las Vegas for the super-rich of ancient Rome and was synonymous with luxury and wickedness But as the centuries passed,…

Little Foot skeleton unveiled in South Africa

by Dave Sadler
One of the oldest and most complete skeletons of humankind's ancestors has been unveiled in South Africa. A team spent more than 20 years excavating, cleaning and putting together the skeleton of Little Foot. Its exact age is debated, but South African scientists say…

13th century wall complete with 7 turrets found in small Spanish town

by Dave Sadler
Talamanca de Jarama is a small Spanish town of 3,450 inhabitants near Madrid. But it is also home to a major archeological discovery. Archaeologists have discovered a wall and its 7 turrets dating back to the 13th century. Turrets…

Archaeologists revise chronology of the last hunter-gatherers in the Near East

by Dave Sadler
New research by a team of scientists and archaeologists based at the Weizmann Institute of Science and the University of Copenhagen suggests that the 15,000-year-old Natufian Culture could live comfortably in the…

A Lost River Made Possible One Of The First Great Civilizations

by Dave Sadler
The Indus Valley Civilization was among the pioneers of Bronze Age technology, its advances in metallurgy and measurement influencing cultures across Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Yet archaeologists have been puzzled by one feature: many…
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