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Hunt for Viking DNA among Normandy residents riles anti-racism activists

British scientists searching for evidence of Norse colonisation in the communities of the Cotentin peninsula warn of ‘sensitivities’ over the issue British researchers on Monday began collecting the DNA of residents from Normandy inShow More Summary

EMAS Field Trip to Worth, Arlington, Bishopstone, Sompting and Poling

Field Trip to Worth, Arlington, Bishopstone, Sompting and Poling Guide: David Beard MA, FSA 11 July 2015 Pick up 8:00 am at London Embankment A visit to five Anglo-Saxon Churches. Further details...

Anglo-Saxon pendant found in Norfolk field

A student who unearthed an "outstanding" piece of Anglo-Saxon jewellery believes it could be worth tens of thousands of pounds. Awaiting cleaning, the seventh-century Anglo-Saxon gold and garnet pendant discovered in South Norfolk [Credit:...Show More Summary

Hinkley Point C excavations unearth bones from the Dark Ages

The burials date from the 7th Century A Dark Ages cemetery and more than 100 burials has been unearthed at the site of a new nuclear power station. The discovery is one of many by archaeologists who have spent years excavating ground where Hinkley Point C is being built in Somerset. Show More Summary

Gardener unearths Anglo-Saxon carving in job lot of rockery stone

Looking for some natural stone for a rockery in his garden, John Wyatt thought he had found a bargain when he saw a job lot advertised for £50. He was more right than he knew. For when he took the ton and a half of rock home he discovered that it contained an ancient stone carving worth thousands of pounds. Show More Summary

EMAS Easter Study Tour to North Scotland and the Isle of Skye

EMAS Easter Study Tour to North Scotland and the Isle of Skye 2 - 8 April 2015 The 2015 EMAS Easter Study Tour is to the North of Scotland, including one day on the Isle of Skye. We will travel from London Embankment by coach, staying overnight at Carlisle on the 2nd and 7th April. Show More Summary

Saxon skeleton among discoveries in Aylesham

A Saxon skeleton, Bronze Age urns and Roman domestic objects were unearthed during a dramatic excavation in Aylesham this week. The Saxon skeleton was unearthed in Aylesham [Credit: Canterbury Times] The discoveries, some of which are...Show More Summary

Anglo Saxon graves found during excavation of Burwell Road, Exning

Twenty one skeletons of Anglo Saxon people have been found – just one foot under the ground – during an archaeological dig in Exning. The skeletons were found on land at Burwell Road in Exning, alongside a spear, a glass bowl, gold plated brooches, a cloak pin, and a dagger, some of which is thought to have come from as early as 7AD. Show More Summary

Major dig planned at Battle of Hastings sites

One of the world’s top battlefield archaeologists is to lead an ambitious project which aims to finally unearth remains from the Battle of Hastings. Battle of Hastings re-enactment, Battle Abbey [Credit: Steve Hunnisett] Although the...Show More Summary

Decoding Anglo-Saxon art

Silver-gilt square-headed brooch from Grave 22, Chessell Down, Isle of Wight. Early Anglo-Saxon, early 6th century AD One of the most enjoyable things about working with the British Museum’s Anglo-Saxon collection is having the opportunity to study the intricate designs of the many brooches, buckles, and other pieces of decorative metalwork. Show More Summary

Skeletons of foetus, heavily pregnant woman and crammed men found at York church

The foetal skeleton found at All Saints in York © Courtesy All Saints Church The bones of a foetus and its heavily pregnant mother have been found in a chamber of All Saints church in York, where three men were found “shoved” into a tomb with grave markings designed to ward off evil spirits during the early 13th century. Show More Summary

The Staffordshire Hoard - Unveiling the story so far

The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found. In this film we find out about the first stage of conservation work on the artefacts …and what secrets have been revealed. Watch the video...

800-year-old monk found poking out of cliff face

The thigh bones of a medieval monk have been found poking out of cliffs at Monknash in South Wales which was a former burial ground in the Middle Ages The remains of an 800-year-old monk that have been uncovered after his legs were spotted...Show More Summary

'Awesome' Viking warship 'struck terror into people'

There are ghosts at the British Museum. Hulking, hairy, bloodthirsty warriors grunting in unison as they row the biggest warship of its kind the world has ever known. Can the gallery curator see them, or am I the only one? He laughsShow More Summary


T he early fifth century transition from Roman Britain to Anglo-Saxon England is a poorly understood period in British history. Historical narratives describe a brutal conquest by Anglo-Saxon invaders with nearly complete replacement...Show More Summary

Shield-wearing skeleton, necklace and grave goods found in early Saxon inhumations

The discovery of nine bodies in Cambridgeshire could reveal much about the little-known early Saxon period © Courtesy Pre-Construct Archaeology An early Saxon man who fell on his shield has been found buried with a knife and spear alongside a jewellery-clad woman during a dig on a residential site in a Cambridgeshire village. Show More Summary

Village excavation turns up a wealth of finds dating back 1,400 years

A team of archaeologists from Pre-Construct Archaeology carried out an excavation within the village of Haddenham in advance of the construction of a residential dwelling. The dig uncovered burials dating to the Early Saxon period (6th century AD). Show More Summary

Diet hints at cultural shift in Anglo-Saxon Britain

Human remains dug up from an ancient grave in Oxfordshire add to a growing body of evidence that Britain's fifth-century transition from Roman to Anglo-Saxon was cultural rather than bloody. Anglo-Saxon burial site, Oxfordshire [Credit:...Show More Summary

Ancient graves hint at cultural shift to Anglo-Saxon Britain

Anglo-Saxon burial site, Oxfordshire. Credit: Oxford Archaeology Human remains dug up from an ancient grave in Oxfordshire add to a growing body of evidence that Britain's fifth-century transition from Roman to Anglo-Saxon was cultural rather than bloody. Show More Summary

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