Archaeologists have uncovered the grave of an as-yet unidentified Medieval abbot.
An entire Neolithic settlement, predating Skara Brae, has been found on the tiny Orkney Island of Wyre.
This year’s Museum of London community and training excavations will take place at Syon Park in Hounslow, it has been announced. Both investigations will focus on the house of Sir Richard Wynne, a Parliamentarian on whose land the 1641 Battle of Brentford was fought as anti-Royalist forces tried to stop Prince Rupert’s troops reaching London. [...]
One of the advantages of being Editor-in-Chief is that sometimes one is invited to some rather nice Press visits. That is how on a rainy day in May we found ourselves visiting the kitchens of the Royal Palace at Kew. The Royal Palace at Kew is the smallest and undoubtedly the prettiest of all the [...]
Wellington Arch, the famous landmark on Hyde Park Corner, re-opened to the public today (9 May) after a major renovation project to transform it into London’s newest exhibition space.
Were lepers reviled as ‘unclean’ outcasts of the Middle Ages? Recent excavations cast doubt on this enduring belief
After four weeks of fun, frivolity and fascinating finds, the first series of Pub Dig series has come to an end. Their final foray took us to Banbury, today an attractive market town - but during the English Civil War this Parliamentarian stronghold was the site of some of the bloodiest fighting of the whole conflict, [...]
After a devastating fire in 2007, the Cutty Sark has risen from the ashes and today (April 26) re-opened to the public for the first time in 6 years. Officially opened by the Queen yesterday, the world’s last-remaining tea-clipper has undergone a £50million restoration project supported by a £25million grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund. [...]
The discovery of the Staffordshire hoard (see CA 236) in July 2009 was one of the most exciting archaeological finds of the last decade. Since then, a dizzying array of interdisciplinary research has taken place to see what this extraordinary collection of artefacts can add to our understanding of Anglo-Saxon England. In this Time Team special, Tony Robinson guided us through what has been found out so far
In this, the first episode of three, Mary Beard (Cambridge’s Professor of Classics) sets out to find the human stories behind the dazzling spectacle of ancient Rome.
Two rare archaeological treasures – the silver-gilt head of a crosier and a ring set with a white gemstone that may have once belonged to a Medieval abbot -are to go on display at Furness Abbey, Cumbria, over the May bank holiday weekend (Fri 4-Mon 7 May).
Another week, another micro-dig courtesy of the Pub Dig team, and this time Rory and Paul are at the Six Bells in St Albans, Herts. Built in c.1600, this is the only pub standing within the walls of old Verulamium, once the third biggest city in Roman Britain. Will the team unearth evidence of the site’s Roman past?
The Pub Dig team are back, hunting for ‘evidence of historical naughtiness’ beneath Ye Olde Smugglers Inne in Alfriston, East Sussex.
St John the Baptist’s in Inglesham, Wilts., is a Saxon church that boasts a stunning gallery of artwork spanning seven centuries. Images and text compete for space on its walls, in some places overlapping up to 21 layers thick.
Last night saw the first episode of Pub Dig premiere on Channel 5: an exuberant hunt for Elizabeth I’s lost dockyard – once home to the fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.
Resurrecting London’s lost Medieval cathedral: what was St Paul’s cathedral like on the eve of the Great Fire?
Many archaeologists like to visit the pub for a post-excavation pint or two… but Pub Dig has taken this tradition to a new level. CA caught up with Paul Blinkhorn to learn more.
An initiative to help rehabilitate injured soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan by getting them involved in archaeology.
Now in its fifth year, Current Archaeology Live! is still going from strength to strength. Held for the first time at the University of London’s Senate House, over 350 people came to share the latest news from digs taking place all over the UK and abroad, and to hear the results of the 2012 Current [...]