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Dundee experts recreate face of Saxon man at Lincoln Castle

Facial reconstruction experts at the University of Dundee have recreated the face of a Saxon man whose skeleton was discovered on the site of an old church at Lincoln Castle. On Monday 8th June, the new-look castle will be officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal. Show More Summary

Historian Uses Lasers to Unlock Mysteries of Gothic Cathedrals

Thirteen million people visit the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris every year, entering through massive wooden doors at the base of towers as solidly planted as mountains. They stand in front of walls filigreed with stained glass and gaze at a ceiling supported by delicate ribs of stone. Show More Summary

Rare Viking relic discovered at Perthshire dig

ARCHAEOLOGISTS delving into Scottish history believe they have discovered a rare object at a Viking-age longhouse in Perthshire The small circular stone, with a central hole - thought to be a spindle whorl - was found by Diana McIntyre, who was on a dig with Glenshee Archaelogy Project at Lair in Glenshee. Show More Summary

Archaeologists find Bronze Age food at prehistoric settlement "comparable to the Mary Rose"

Archaeologists found food from between 800-1000 BC in a set of pots, textiles and other material at a Cambridgeshire settlement destroyed by fire during the Bronze Age © Cambridge Archaeological Unit An “extraordinary testimony” to the...Show More Summary

Lasers reveal mysteries of Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Built from 1160 to 1345, the massive cathedral is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Paris and is one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture that exists today. Show More Summary

Dundee experts recreate face of Saxon man at Lincoln Castle

Facial reconstruction experts at the University of Dundee have recreated the face of a Saxon man whose skeleton was discovered on the site of an old church at Lincoln Castle. On Monday 8th June, the new-look castle will be officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal. Show More Summary

Polish farmer finds 2,500 year old gold bracelets

Gold items preliminarily dated to 1600-400 BC have been discovered by a farmer near Jas?o in the Subcarpathia. The antique objects have been taken to the Sub-Carpathian Museum in Krosno. The three gold bracelets dating to between 1600...Show More Summary

Roman shipwreck found off coast of Sardinia

Italian police released a video on Tuesday (June 23) showing a well-preserved ancient Roman ship that was recently discovered in waters off the coast of Sardinia. The well-preserved ancient Roman ship was found in the strait that separates...Show More Summary

Roman in the Office?

Alfie the Roman! In advance of a Community Engagement event at Summerfields School, Oxford, provided by Senior Fieldwork Manager Andy Manning, Alfie, youngest son of Regional Manager Andy Crockett, road-tests the Roman armour that will be on show for the school children to try on – hot work on such a beautiful day, but well worth the effort. Show More Summary

Exporting your PDF Annotations from Skim

I’ve got to write this down now, while I still remember what I did. Dan Sheffler has a great blog. Lots of really neat & useful stuff. One of the things he has is a script for exporting your notes and annotations of pdfs in nicely formatted markdown. (All OS, I’m afraid Windows folks). First […]

First Week of 2015 Excavations at Stensö Castle

This year’s first week of fieldwork at Stensö Castle went exceptionally well, even though I drove a camper van belonging to a team member into a ditch. We’re a team of thirteen, four of whom took part in last year’s fieldwork at the site. All except me and co-director Ethan Aines are Umeå archaeology students.…

Mystery Object!

Can you guess what this find might be? Come and find out at our Open Day next weekend at our London & South East Office in Rochester on 4 July 2015. by Marie Kelleher News

Trailwalker 2015 - Team Update

Major changes again to the Trailwalker team with only four weeks to go! Vi Pieterson has stepped in to join the walking team. Vi is one of our Heritage Consultants based in Salisbury and like most of the rest of us is ideally placedShow More Summary

Posted a Comment On "Ancient Coin Collecting"

My comment to Wayne Sayles' blog (23rd June 2015, 5:38 AM):From this, and addressing just the issues about "ancient coins themselves" (Feb 9th 2015), it would appear that the main conclusion one can draw is that those who buy and sell...Show More Summary

Cleaning up the Image of Artefact Hunting

"Lets get the bad eggs out of our hobby, before they spoil it for the rest of us". Pommy down Under June 17, 2015 As the PAS begins to fade into history, metal detectorists are beginning to show more interest in their public image. One...Show More Summary

Why are people joining the 'Islamic State'?

Nafeez Ahmed, 'Why are people joining the 'Islamic State'?', Middle East Eye Thursday 18 June 2015by 'people' he means foreign fighters moving to the area. Worth a read and thinking about.

This week at Forbes: Peruvian teratoma and review of PBS' First Peoples

Dialing things back to work on an article and book. So just two posts this week at Forbes: "Evil Twin" Ovarian Tumor Found in Skeleton from 16th Century Peru. I saw a newish article from Haagen Klaus on leukemia from the site he works at in Peru and told him I wanted to cover it. Show More Summary

Focus on Metal Detecting Gatekeeper Rodgers

Kris Rodgers ("Addicted to Bleeps") started a thread about using the organic acids and decomposition products of olive oil to strip corrosion off delicate dugup artefacts. Several people tried to tell him this was a bad idea and they had been warned against such methods by heritage professionals, including one trained conservator. Show More Summary

The Coineys and Their FOIs

The Washington lawyer who works for the IAPN and ACCG and latterly the PNG has a snide post that he's "glad" that I know what an FOI request is and then infers "hypocrisy" because I'd been critical of the ACCG, IAPN and PNG trying to use one in the struggle to get no-questions-asked passage of dug up antiquities through US borders. Show More Summary

The Consensus is Growing, Pap Dodge a Fake

The consensus is growing, Mark Goodacre informs that the latest issue of New Testament Studies includes a series of critical discussions on the authenticity of the newly-surfaced so-called "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" fragment. Well, not so much authenticity, its inauthenticity.

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