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Roman artefacts discovered at Kirkintilloch Town Hall

by Dave Sadler
Roman remains have been discovered at the Kirkintilloch Town Hall site as work gets underway to renovate the 110 year-old building Builders were working in the car park area when they discovered five items including a Roman nail and a piece of pre-glaze…

Rare discovery of Late Roman official buried in Leicester

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists from University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) have recently excavated a Late Roman cemetery at Western Road in Leicester’s West End. Amongst the 83 skeletons recorded by the team, one burial is proving to be very…

Dartmouth diver joins team on exploration of WWI shipwreck

by Dave Sadler
A DIVER from Dartmouth was part of a team that has identified a lifeboat and decking still intact on the wreck of HMS Amphion, the first Royal Navy ship to be sunk in the First World War. Following the dive by the team of British Sub-Aqua…

Metal detectorist hopes he has hit the jackpot with old coins find in Dundee

by Dave Sadler
A treasure hunter has uncovered a hoard of coins on the outskirts of Dundee. Ken Samson, 48, discovered the stash of 16 coins while using a metal detector in woods near the Doubletree by Hilton hotel by…

New dating suggests younger age for Homo naledi

by Dave Sadler
Homo naledi, currently the best-known and most mysterious fossil species in the human genus, may be considerably younger than previously thought, a new investigation suggests. Evolutionary trees of ancient hominids statistically reconstructed from skull and tooth…

Stone tools tell story of intrepid Polynesian mariners

by Dave Sadler
Early Polynesian sailors criss-crossed the Pacific for hundreds of years, travelling as far as 2,500 kilometres, according to a new chemical analysis of centuries-old stone tools. Key points: Chemical fingerprinting suggests stone tools were brought…

Warrior women of Eigg and other tales from Small Isles

by Dave Sadler
A new book exploring the histories and legends of Scotland's Small Isles has been published. Muck, Rum, Eigg and Canna lie between Ardnamurchan on the west Highland coast and the Isle of Skye. In The Small Isles, author Prof John Hunter said the islands…

‘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…
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