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Lindisfarne monastery evidence found by amateur archaeologist

The stone was found by a member of the public who had contributed to the crowd-funded dig An amateur archaeologist has unearthed what is believed to be evidence of one of England's earliest Christian monasteries in a dig on Lindisfarne. Show More Summary

The Viking Great Army in England: Torksey, treasure and towns

The Viking Great Army in England: Torksey, treasure and towns Tuesday 3 May 2016, 5.30 PM Speaker: Julian Richards From AD 865 to 879 a Viking army wreaked havoc on the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, leading to political conquest, settlement on a substantial scale, and extensive Scandinavian cultural and linguistic influences in eastern and northern England. Show More Summary

Romsey Abbey: The mystery of the hair in the coffin

For the past few months, archaeologists have been testing a full head of hair found in a coffin. Is it the hair of a saint? In October 1839, the work of some gravediggers came to an abrupt halt when their tools hit something hard. It was a lead coffin. Show More Summary

Anglo-Saxon 'island' settlement discovered

The remains of an Anglo-Saxon island have been uncovered in one of the most important archaeological finds in decades. Anglo-Saxon 'island' settlement discovered Liason officer Adam Daubney and metal detectorist Graham Vickers have discovered...Show More Summary

Dunwich: The storms that destroyed 'lost town'

In the 11th Century Dunwich was the 10th largest town in England Evidence of violent storms that destroyed a lost town known as Britain's Atlantis has been uncovered. The finds were uncovered off the coast of Dunwich, Suffolk - a small village which in the 11th Century was one of the largest towns in England. Show More Summary

Anglo Saxon gold mount 'mystery' in Norfolk

The triangular gold mount, found near Fakenham, is less that an inch in width and length A "mystery" gold mount found in a Norfolk field has provided "another piece of the jigsaw" for historians looking for Anglo-Saxon settlements. The item was found near Fakenham and is possibly from a sword grip, but experts say it has differences to similar finds. Show More Summary

Lost in Translation? Ibn Fadlan and the Great Unwashed

Lost in Translation? Ibn Fadlan and the Great Unwashed14–15 March 2016 MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi College, Oxford Ibn Fadlan’s vivid eye-witness report of his mission to the Bulgars on the Middle Volga in 921/2 is probably one of the most widely known and intensively studied of early Arabic texts. Show More Summary

Archaeologists uncover buried village on Anglesey

Remains of a house found at Rhuddgaer, near Newborough by the Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Archaeologists in Gwynedd have discovered what is thought to be a buried village on Anglesey. The discovery was made at Rhuddgaer, near Newborough, following a survey using technology to map out buried features without digging holes. Show More Summary

Staffordshire Hoard Newsletter: Conservation Update

The conservation team have been busy with reconstruction of the fragments of silver and silver gilt objects recently. Alongside the conservation work the team have been busy presenting the hoard project at conferences, including the European Archaeological Association conference in Glasgow and Monumental Treasures conference in Helsinki. Read the rest of this article...

Viking hoard found in field sheds light on England's origins

A trove of Viking jewelry and Saxon coins unearthed by an amateur treasure-hunter in a farmer's field may help rescue an English king from obscurity. The Watlington Hoard, a collection of silver bands, ingots and 186 coins unveiled at the British Museum Thursday, dates from a tumultuous period. Show More Summary

Viking hoard discovery reveals little-known king 'airbrushed from history'

A hoard of Viking coins could change our understanding of English history, after showing how Alfred the Great 'airbrushed' out a rival king A rare coin showing King Alfred ‘the Great’ of Wessex (r.871-99) and King Ceolwulf II of Mercia...Show More Summary

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

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