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Signficant archaeological find in Buchan

by Dave Sadler
A group of archaeologists and volunteers in Aberdeenshire have made a significant find that impacts not only local history, but also the history of Scotland and the Scottish Gaelic language. In a field near Old Deer, a team of archaeologists, students and volunteers spent nine…

Prehistoric elephants, Roman belts and medieval villages: ULAS 2017 review

by Dave Sadler
As the year drew to an end, ULAS had time to reflect on a very busy 2017, and some of the discoveries made across the Midlands by their archaeologists. Work in the first half of the year was dominated by large urban…

Secret of the Saxon cemetery found in Norfolk field

by Dave Sadler
An Anglo-Saxon cemetery was discovered in a Norfolk field when cables for a wind farm were being buried - but the find has remained a secret ever since. Mystery continues to surround what was found in the field at Fulmodeston near Fakenham in 2014, with information…

Real-Life ‘Game of Thrones’ Tale Told in Medieval Scroll

by Dave Sadler
A team of researchers in New Zealand is working to make an astonishing and mysterious medieval document available for public consumption. The 600-year-old "Canterbury Roll" dates to the Wars of the Roses — the bloody, 33-year-long civil…

Medieval mummy shows virus existed in humans for centuries

by Dave Sadler
A team of scientists has sequenced the complete genome of an ancient strain of the Hepatitis B virus (HBV), shedding new light on a pervasive, complex and deadly pathogen that today kills nearly one million people every year. While little is known…

THE CELTIC CONQUEST OF MACEDONIA AND THRACE (280/279 BC)

by Dave Sadler
Until recently our knowledge of the events surrounding the Celtic migration into southeastern Europe at the beginning of the 3rd century BC has relied exclusively on Greek and Roman ‘histories’, with little or no reference to modern archaeological evidence…

DANISH INVASION, VIKING VIOLENCE, AND CNUT’S MUTILATION OF HOSTAGES AT SANDWICH

by Dave Sadler
By 1028, Cnut the Great had brought England, Denmark, and Norway into a vast North Sea hegemony under his kingship. It was an unrivalled achievement that granted Cnut the political clout to deal with the Holy…

Electrifying discoveries at Hampton Court Palace

by Dave Sadler
Hampton Court Palace is currently undergoing a massive, multiphased electrical upgrade, its first since the 1960s, which has provided the rare opportunity to carry out archaeological excavations on the site before the new infrastructure is installed. The earliest…

Lorry driver, 30, is stunned after digging up a medieval bishop’s 20-carat gold ring worth £10,000 in a Yorkshire field

by Dave Sadler
The 20-carat gold ring is engraved with St George and features floral emblems It is thought to have once belonged to a bishop and is worth…

Excitement over finds at hillfort

by Dave Sadler
Metalwork dating back to Pictish times found in Perthshire is said to be of “huge importance” to the history of the region. The substance, along with a number of rounded stones and walls, was discovered by archaeologists while excavating the King’s Seat hillfort in Dunkeld. Continue reading…
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