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From Augustinians to Eboracum at York Guildhall

With construction work continuing during the lockdown, the York Archaeological Trust (YAT) has remained busy. Since last September, they have been excavating and monitoring the North Annexe area of the city’s Guildhall during redevelopment of the site by VINCI Construction UK.

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Saving the Mary Rose

Research into the chemical processes that cause wood to degrade over time has uncovered new information vital to the conservation of the wreck of the Mary Rose.

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London’s earliest playhouse?

Excavations in Whitechapel may have uncovered the remains of the first purpose-built Elizabethan playhouse, The Red Lion.

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All in the family: genetic links in prehistoric Ireland

A project, headed by researchers from Trinity College Dublin, has sequenced the DNA of more than 40 individuals excavated from both Mesolithic and Neolithic funerary contexts across Ireland. The results illuminate not only the Irish transition to an agrarian way of life but also the social hierarchies that might have formed during this time.

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Monumental discovery at Durrington Walls

Archaeological investigations 3km from Stonehenge have revealed a series of massive pits possibly representing a late Neolithic circular boundary centred on the Durrington Walls ‘superhenge’.

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The role of the River Boyne in prehistory

A project investigating the archaeology of the River Boyne is revealing the river’s significance in the wider monumental landscape of Brú na Bóinne, Co. Meath.

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