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Archived Since:September 15, 2010

Blog Post Archive

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

ANGLO-SAXON CEMETERY RESULTS QUESTION VIOLENT INVASION THEORY

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

CULTURAL IDENTITY – CELTIC AND ANGLO-NORMAN REALMS

J utting out from the edge of the Lake District and home to a proud industrial heritage, the Furness Peninsula seems to weld together many of our contrasting ideas about what Englishness means. To the north lies some of the country’s...Show More Summary

Training Digs for 2014

Now is the time to start thinking about training digs for the summer. If you are planning to go on a training dig, take a look at our list here... If you would like to submit details of a training dig (or any other archaeological event), please use the contact form here...

Anglo-Saxon remains found during Rushton excavation work

An early Anglo-Saxon pottery vessel, a skull and a bone were unearthed at one of the four graves The remains of four Anglo-Saxon adults have been found in shallow graves during excavation work at a river in Northamptonshire. The graves,...Show More Summary

Karl der Große: Macht, Kunst, Schätze

Karl der Große: Macht, Kunst, Schätze - three major exhibitions which will run in Aachen from 20 June to 21 September 2014 to mark the 1200th anniversary of the death of Charlemagne. The three exhibitions are listed as: Places of Power...Show More Summary

New evidence for Battle of Hastings site considered

The Bayeux Tapestry depicts the Battle of Hastings and the death of King Harold New evidence that questions the traditional site of King Harold's death during the Battle of Hastings is being considered by English Heritage. Battle Abbey...Show More Summary

Battle of Hastings 'fought at site of mini roundabout'

Channel 4's Time Team believe they have identified the site of the Battle of Hastings and death of King Harold - now occupied by a mini roundabout It might seem an inauspicious spot for one of the most seminal moments in the nation’s history. Show More Summary

Building is underway at The new Wessex Gallery of Archaeology, The Salisbury Museum

Anglo-Saxon satchel mount c.700 AD. Gold and Silver foils with repoussé decoration. Found with the burial of an Anglo-Saxon ‘princess’ at Swallowcliffe, Salisbury. Amesbury Archer Gold Hair Tresses - 2,300 BC. The oldest gold objects found in Britain, Copyright Ken Geiger/National Geographic. Show More Summary

Ancient board game piece unearthed at Lyminge dig

A 7th century board game piece, the first discovery of its kind for 130 years, has been unearthed in Kent by University of Reading archaeologists. The piece is made from a hollow cylinder of bone and has a central bronzerivet [Credit:...Show More Summary

Norfolk dig uncovers Anglo-Saxon oven

The oven could be used for at least three tasks - to bake bread, malt barley and dry out grain A structure uncovered by archaeologists in Norfolk has been confirmed as a 1,300-year-old "rare, multifunctional oven". The Anglo-Saxon oven was found during an annual dig in Sedgeford, near Hunstanton. Show More Summary

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