UK Archaeology

Modern Humans Evolved 100,000 Years Earlier Than We Thought - And Not Just In East Africa

The Conversation UK | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

According to the textbooks, all humans living today descended from a population that lived in east Africa around 200,000 years ago. This is based on reliable evidence, including genetic analyses of people from around the globe and fossil finds from Ethiopia of human-like skeletal remains from 195,000-165,000 years ago.

What Is The Antikythera Mechanism And Why Is It Called The Oldest Computer Ever Found?

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech

Today’s Google Doodle is a special one, you see it celebrates the discovery of the Antikythera mechanism, a device that many believe is the world’...

A Level Archaeology: Down But Certainly Not Out

Dan Boatright | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Boatright

So, while the future may not be as bright for the subject as we would have hoped, we certainly won't be disheartened over the next year and hopefully we can convince more people to take this subject at university as we say our final goodbyes.

Horse Skeletons And Iron Age Chariot Unearthed In UK

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

The discovery of the remains of an Iron Age horse and chariot buried together has been declared a find of “international significance” by archaeol...

This Is The Ghostly Face Of A 'Ordinary' Man Who Lived 700 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech

New facial reconstruction techniques have allowed us, for the first time, to stare into the eyes of a man who lived a staggering 700 years ago. Unlike...

Are Archaeologists Legitimate Treasure Hunters?

Emma Rosen | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

It rains a lot in the Carpathian Mountains. You can see the storm clouds roll over the top of the hills, threatening any fair-weather archaeologists in the valley where Sarmisegetuza is nestled, far below.

Colossus Found Submerged In Muddy Cairo Slum Could Be Of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK

Archaeologists have found an 8m high statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum, which they believe depicts the revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who r...

This Haul Of Buried Treasure Could Be Oldest Iron Age Gold Ever Found In Britain

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK

A collection of buried treasure found in Staffordshire could be the oldest Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. The haul, which has been named th...

Crossrail Excavations In Farringdon Unearth Unusual Glimpses Into Tudor Life

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK

Excavations out at the new Crossrail site in London’s Farringdon have unearthed a number of remarkably well-preserved artefacts which give insight i...

Stanford Students Just Recreated A 5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech

Step into any pub today and you’ll find a wide variety of beers on tap, but we’ll bet you none of them look quite like this... A team of Stanford...

Remains Of Three Roman Buildings Found Under Chichester Park

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of three near-complete Roman buildings under a city centre park. Scans using ground-penetrating radar appea...

Winter Is The Perfect Time To Discover The History Of The British Landscape

Mary-Ann Ochota | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK
Mary-Ann Ochota

Forget long summer days, fields of golden wheat and hedgerows bursting with life. The short, dark days of winter give the would-be Landscape Spotter t...

Do Museums Underserve The LGBT Community And Other Marginalised Communities?

Steven Williams | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Steven Williams

"Steven, your last blog didn't say LGBT once? how unusual" cried my friends... or at least I assume they would have had anyone read the last blog.... But fear not hypothetical and concerned friends! I'm making my rainbow cloaked return to LGBT subject matter!

Museums And Morality: Rogueish Or Wrong?

Steven Williams | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Steven Williams

The guidelines for being a UK Huffington Post blogger suggest you write with a UK angle, which I didn't really do in my last blog. Sorry editors, but ...

Mayan ‘Nesting Doll’ Pyramids Found In Mexico Ruins Of Chichen Itza

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK

Archaeologists have discovered what may be the original structure built at the pyramid of Kukulkan at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. Last year, arc...

Dear AQA, If We Can't Learn This In A Level Archaeology, Then Please Explain Where These Ideas Are In The Rest Of Your Curriculum

Dan Boatright | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Boatright

So AQA I ask you this, please explain to me what other A level subject does this? I do not want a scripted piece about your dedication to inclusive education, I want an A grade answer citing examples, comparing and contrasting your chosen subject to the Archaeology syllabus.

Archaeology Is A Subject That Teaches Us What It Is To Be Human - Scrapping The A-Level Is Devastating

Dan Boatright | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Boatright

When I first heard archaeology was to be scrapped at A-Level I was not only surprised, but devastated. This is a subject that teaches our students about what it is to be human. We learn about the material culture left by our ancestors from all over the world. We discuss the concepts of culture, politics, art, identity and we do so with an open mind. Even after several years of teaching the A-Level I still find new material that keeps me in awe.

Time Team’s Tony Robinson Says Scrapping Archaeology A Level Is A ‘Barbaric Act’

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Sir Tony Robinson has criticised exam board AQA’s decision to scrap their A Level in Archaeology, backing a campaign to save the subject. The Time ...

Discovery Of Ancient Philistine Cemetery Could Solve Biblical Mystery

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK

The enduring biblical mystery of where the ancient Philistines came from may have finally been solved. Part of the puzzle surrounding the ancient peop...

Another English King Could Be Found Buried Under A Car Park

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK

The search is on for the lost remains of King Henry I in the grounds of a ruined abbey - and there is even the possibility that he could turn up under...

Earliest Handwritten Documents In Britain Found On A London Building Site

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK

The earliest handwritten documents in Britain have been discovered among hundreds of Roman waxed writing tablets uncovered in an archaeological dig. ...

Incredible Haul Of Roman Artefacts Found In 1,600-Year-Old Shipwreck

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK

Incredibly well-preserved artefacts from the Roman era have discovered in the wreck of a ship which sank some 1,600 years ago. Coins and fragments of ...

One Of The Biggest Ever Roman Villas Has Been Found In Someone's Back Garden

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.04.2016 | UK

A Wiltshire father has stumbled across the find of his life while doing some DIY - accidentally unearthing one of the largest Roman villas ever discov...

Let's Not Forget That Assad Has Destroyed More of Syria's Ancient Sites Than ISIS

Usman Butt | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics
Usman Butt

The point here is that the Assad regime has a very long history of destroying Syria's heritage sites. However with the ascent of the so-called Islamic State, the crimes against heritage committed by the Assad regime go unnoticed and it creates questionable euphoria when places like Palmyra are captured.

This Might Be The Most Exciting Find At ‘Britain's Pompeii' So Far

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

Archaeologists working on an area dubbed “Britain’s Pompeii” have unearthed what might be their most exciting find so far. A complete Bronze ...