In this third column on Roman villas, Joe Flatman turns his sights north and westwards, into the frontier lands where traditionally villas have not been expected to be found.
Archaeological work on L’Ancresse Common, Guernsey, has revealed that a number of earthworks which have long been believed to be Bronze Age burial mounds may, in fact, be the rare remains of Napoleonic-era military camp kitchens.
The latest excavations at Street House, near Loftus, have explored an Early Neolithic monument dating to c.3700 BC.
Excavations in Derbyshire have uncovered the remains of a Roman settlement near the fort at Brough. The area is known to have a rich industrial and mining heritage, dating back to at least the Roman period, and it was hoped that the project would shed more light on Roman influence on the Peak District landscape.
A Bronze Age copper mine in North Wales is likely to have been the site of Britain’s first mining boom, with a ‘golden age’ of production between c.1600 and 1400 BC seeing its copper travel as far as Brittany and the Baltic, new research suggests.
For this month’s Science Notes, we will be exploring a technology that is mentioned frequently in the pages of CA, and which, in a recent survey of the Isle of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland, has allowed hundreds of previously unknown sites of archaeological interest to be discovered.
A project to repair a wall in the 19th-century walled garden at Buckland Abbey, a National Trust property outside Plymouth, has uncovered a number of features associated with earlier phases of the site.
Excavation on the site of an 18th-century drovers’ inn has offered insights into life in an area of the Highlands before the Sutherland clearances.
From Roman temples dedicated to Mithras to Anglo-Saxon stone crosses, Newcastle’s Great North Museum: Hancock explores an array of beliefs and ways of life in the north of England
An Early Bronze Age (c.1950-1500 BC) ring-ditch has been excavated by Archaeological Research Services (ARS) above the floodplain of the River Ribble at Clitheroe, Lancashire.