The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

Thousands of new aerial views of Welsh heritage launched online

by Dave Sadler
Wales has an extraordinary and diverse heritage, dating from prehistoric times to the present day. Each year the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales carries out a specialist programme of exploratory aerial…

Roman ring found on Newtown farmland is declared as ‘treasure’

by Dave Sadler
MANY pieces of treasure have been discovered in Powys. Pieces in Newtown and in places in Radnorshire went before the HM Coroner for Powys recently and were declared pieces of treasure. One of the main items was discovered in Newtown,…

Missing Viking-era rune stone turns up in Sweden

by Dave Sadler
A Viking-era rune stone that went missing for almost two centuries has been found after a Swedish archaeologist stumbled on it almost by chance. The find took place during installation work of a lightning conductor at Hagby Church, west of the central Swedish university…

Forget Glastonbury King Arthur is really from Llangollen

by Dave Sadler
The legends of King Arthur have enthralled generations around the world spawning TV series, films, books and debate. Over the centuries the exploits of Arthur and the Knights of the Round table, based at the fabled Camelot castle, were romanticised and…

Roman shoe hoard found in Northumberland

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists have dug up 421 ancient Roman shoes at the site of the Vindolanda fort, on Hadrian's Wall, in Northumberland. During a dig, lasting the whole summer, each shoe was uncovered and recovered one by one. Experts say each shoe offers a window into the life and type of…

Drones – Changing the game in Archaeology?

by Dave Sadler
Since Stonehenge was first photographed from the air from a military balloon in September 1906, aerial photography has been a valuable methodology for both recording and locating archaeological sites within the landscape. Until very recently, the methodology tended to rely…

Explorer says he’s found pirate’s treasure

by Dave Sadler
The undersea explorer who discovered the Whydah Gally, the first authenticated pirate shipwreck in North America, believes he’s found where the ship’s legendary treasure lies after more than 30 years of poking around the murky waters off Cape Cod. Barry Clifford said…

Ancient remains removed from Square Chapel graveyard

by Dave Sadler
  Archaeologists have removed and examined over 200 skeletons from the Square Chapel graveyard, as part of the Piece Hall transformation project in Halifax. The excavations were undertaken by Archaeological Services WYAS as part of the £19 million transformation…

Underwater Discoveries Off Greek Island Give Clues About Ancient City

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists discovered a shipwreck earlier this month off the Greek island of Delos, which was a sanctuary dedicated to the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis during the classical period of Greek antiquity between the fourth…

Pristine pressed flower among ‘jaw-dropping’ bronze age finds

by Dave Sadler
A 3,000-year-old complete pressed flower is among the “absolutely jaw-dropping” late bronze age finds unearthed in Lancashire. The thistle flower appears to have been deliberately placed inside the hollow end of an axe…
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