The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

An Abandoned Russian Mine that looks like a level on Tomb Raider

by Dave Sadler
During World War II most of Russian mining was moved to Mount Ural. The mining volumes escalated tremendously - resources were in high demand by the army. This is a visit to one such mine, built specifically for the needs of the…

New bus station work could unlock secrets of Medieval Lincoln

by Dave Sadler
Amazing secrets of Lincoln's ancient past are expected to be revealed as archaeologists dig beneath Lincoln bus station. Work on the city's £30 million new bus station and 1,000-space car park project is set to begin on August 15 –…

2,000-Year-Old Dog Graveyard Discovered in Siberia

by Dave Sadler
The carefully buried remains of five dogs were recently found in a 2,000-year-old doggy graveyard near the Arctic Circle in Siberia, according to archaeologists. This discovery at the Ust-Polui archaeological site, in Salekhard, Russia, reveals close relationships…

Bones of Thomas Becket to return to Canterbury – via Hungary

by Dave Sadler
A fragment of bone believed to come from the body of Thomas Becket is to return to England from Hungary for the first time in more than 800 years in a vivid symbol of reconciliation between Anglicans and Roman Catholics. The relic, held in the Basilica of Esztergom, the country’s most…

Archaeologists dig deep to unearth secrets under Carlisle Cathedral

by Dave Sadler
Medieval floor tiles with traces of original green glaze have been found by archaeologists exploring the secrets in the soil around Carlisle Cathedral. The tiles probably date from the 14th or 15th century, though Oxford…

Unearthing Secrets Of Oregon’s Past

by Dave Sadler
The history of our region is rich in detail, and a crowd of people will get their hands dirty this summer digging into it.  Quite literally. The Geisel Homestead on the Southern Oregon Coast and other sites of hostilities between white settlers and native Americans are the focus…

New Research Resolves Long-debated Mesopotamia Timeline

by Dave Sadler
Dendrochronological and radiocarbon research by an international team led by Cornell archaeologist Sturt Manning has established an absolute timeline for the archaeological, historical and environmental record in Mesopotamia from the early second…

‘Urban settlements in Mumbai older than believed, pre-date the Portuguese era’: Study

by Dave Sadler
THE HISTORY of Mumbai, as we know it, is in for a change. A new study by a team of archaeologists has found evidence of urban settlements dating back to as early as the twelfth and the…

Massive archaeology operation at site of planned Wylfa Newydd

by Dave Sadler
More than a thousand trenches have been dug to investigate the archaeology of the planned site of Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station on Anglesey.  UK energy company Horizon Nuclear Power are preparing the site in advance of construction…

Thracian Shrine with Newly Discovered Roman Fortress Dates Back to Trojan War Period, Archaeologists Find

by Dave Sadler
The Ancient Thracian rock shrine in the area known as Hasara near the town of Angel Voyvoda in Southern Bulgaria dates back to the end of…
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