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.
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.
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.
It has long been thought that Alfriston Clergy House, Sussex, was built in the mid-14th century, but recent analysis of its timbers has revealed the true date of the house’s construction.
A number of previously unrecorded archaeological features, spanning prehistory to the present day, have been identified in Birmingham’s Sutton Park.
For this month’s Science Notes we turn to two papers that recently made the headlines for their surprising findings, which have changed the ways in which we look at traditional archaeological contextual interpretations.
The earliest example of a house with surviving timbers to be found in the United Kingdom is thought to have been identified in North Yorkshire. Archaeological Research Services (ARS) discovered the remains of two timber structures preserved in peat while working at Tarmac’s Killerby Quarry site.
A recent study has identified the first direct evidence of milk consumption by humans anywhere in the world, by analysing the teeth of Neolithic individuals from Britain.
Further investigation into the contents of one of the most significant Viking-Age hoards found in Scotland has revealed a man’s name etched onto one of the objects. Discovered in Galloway in 2014, the cache was buried at the start of the 10th century and consists of over 100 objects of silver, gold, and other material.